Swiss reject ban on animal testing in referendum

Pharmaceutical industry opposed testing ban Tobacco advertising more restricted to protect youngsters Proposals on equity tax and media funding rejected ZURICH, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Swiss voters rejected a proposal by animal rights activists to make Switzerland the first country to ban medical and scientific experiments on animals, but approved tougher restrictions on cigarette advertising … Read more

China approves use of Pfizer’s COVID drug Paxlovid

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment pill Paxlovid is seen in a box, at Misericordia hospital in Grosseto, Italy, February 8, 2022. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BEIJING, Feb 12 (Reuters) – China’s medical products regulator said on Saturday it has given conditional approval for Pfizer’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 drug Paxlovid, making … Read more

S.Korea turns to self-treatment as Omicron fuels COVID surge

A boy wearing a mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks on a zebra crossing in Seoul, South Korea, January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SEOUL, Feb 10 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Thursday patients with mild coronavirus symptoms will have to treat themselves, … Read more