Tag Archives: China

Germany ‘heading for epidemic’ as virus spreads faster outside China

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday that it was heading for a coronavirus epidemic and could no longer trace all cases, as the number of new infections inside China – the source of the outbreak – was for the first time overtaken by those elsewhere. Asia reported hundreds of new cases, Brazil confirmed Latin… Read More »

Canada’s first coronavirus patient had symptoms on flight from China

FILE PHOTO: People waiting for passengers wear masks at Pearson airport arrivals, shortly after Toronto Public Health received notification of Canada’s first presumptive confirmed case of coronavirus, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio (Reuters) – Canada’s chief medical officer said on Sunday that an individual who was declared the country’s first “presumptive”… Read More »

As swine fever fries China vaccine sales, Boehringer rewrites prescription for recovery

BEIJING (Reuters) – Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim, the global No. 2 in animal health, is having to rebuild itself in China after a deadly pig disease decimated sales of unrelated mainstay vaccines, bringing write-offs and leaving it facing a three-year slog to recovery. FILE PHOTO: The logo of German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is seen at… Read More »

China expands drug bulk-buy program, puts pressure on pharma firms

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has expanded a pilot drug bulk-buying program to almost the entire country in an attempt to negotiate lower prices from drug manufacturers, heaping fresh pressure on multinational pharmaceutical companies and their domestic rivals. The program rolled out last year saw 11 Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, band together behind a… Read More »