(MENAFN - AFP) A US-based patient rights group said Saturday it has sought to block a bid by California-based Gilead Sciences to obtain an Indian patent for a potentially blockbuster drug to treat hepatitis C.
New York's Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), which works to ensure affordable access to drugs, said it opposed the patent for the drug sofosbuvir ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Portugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva said Saturday he has asked the constitutional court to rule on whether pension cuts provided for in the controversial 2014 austerity budget are legal.
The planned 10 percent reduction in pensions affects retired civil servants who are drawing more than 600 euros ($800) a month.
(MENAFN - AFP) Barack Obama, amid the lowest poll numbers of his presidency and a barrage of bad headlines, accentuated the positive on Saturday, telling Americans that the US economy is headed "in the right direction."
"Over the past couple months, most of the political headlines you've read have probably been about the government shutdown and the launch of the Affordable ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Black Friday, the pinnacle of the US shopping year, comes on a Thursday this year. And even earlier.
Desperate for consumer bucks, US chain stores, some fighting for survival, are upping the ante this holiday shopping season with cutthroat discounts offered earlier than ever, and ever-longer opening hours.