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Aug 19, 2014

Ex-Romanian politician, oil tycoon dies at 64

(AP) -- Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania's early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, died Tuesday after a series of illnesses. He was 64. Patriciu died Tuesday in a London hospita... #London #Dinu Patriciu #Traian Basescu #Liberal Party

Aug 10, 2014

Health warnings on alcohol bottles should be compulsory MPs

Recommendation for changing labels part of series of measures by cross-party group to tackle 'epidemic' of alcohol abuse Health warnings should be compulsory on bottles of wine, beer and spirits to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking... #London #Dinu Patriciu #Traian Basescu #Liberal Party

Aug 06, 2014

Terrifying Ebola "facts" for enhanced scaremongering

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst in recorded history, but it has also lead to an outbreak of media scaremongering that really isnt helping. So to pre-empt further hysteria, here are some terrifying-but-unlikely facts about Ebola... #London #Dinu Patriciu #Traian Basescu #Liberal Party

Jul 29, 2014

$1,000-a-pill hepatitis C drug now treatment of choice

A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed al... #California #Connecticut #IMS Health #Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Aug 22, 2014

Ebola: The facts

Ebola is a severe, infectious often-fatal disease caused by infection with Ebola virus. Ebola virus does not transmit through the air as influenza does. After two days and up to 21 days following exposure to the virus, the disease may start suddenly ... #California #Connecticut #IMS Health #Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Aug 11, 2014

Spain's model organ donor system in jeopardy

Sonia Gallego, 30, was born with polycystic kidney disease. Since birth, she has had ongoing renal dialysis, and undergone three kidney transplants. Now, she is back on the waiting list and on stand-by to receive her fourth kidney. "He [the kidney] c... #European Union #Finland #European Commission #World Health Organisation #International Monetary Fund

Aug 15, 2014

WHO: Evidence shows Ebola crisis 'vastly' underestimated

The magnitude of the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "vastly" underestimated, the World Health Organization warned this week, as the death toll rose to more than 1,000. Ebola has infected at least 1,975 people in Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Le... #United Nations #West Africa #Sierra Leone #Liberia #World Health Organization #Republic of Guinea

Aug 04, 2014

Hepatitis C cure available — but only if you can afford it

Lance Gibson carried a time bomb for decades. It was there with the Canadian Forces sergeant on a four-year stint serving in Germany. It was there on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. But it wasn’t until a routine exit medical in 2009, as he prepared to... #Afghanistan #Canada #Ontario #Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Aug 09, 2014

Ireland is at ‘very low risk’ from the Ebola virus

The Ebola virus has claimed hundreds of lives — but for Ireland and people living outside African countries the threat is very low. The deaths are mainly in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. People can become be infected with the Ebola virus... #Africa #Sierra Leone #Liberia #Republic of Guinea

Aug 08, 2014

Drug giant faces flood of lawsuits over Lipitor

Drug giant Pfizer is facing almost 1,000 US lawsuits over its Irish-made blockbuster drug Lipitor. The cases have been taken by women who say that taking Lipitor gave them type-2 diabetes. In the past five months the number of cases has shot up from ... #Pfizer Inc. #South Carolina #Dublin, Ireland #Food and Drug Administration #Charleston, SC