News tagged with health minister

eBay bans sorbitol sales after Italian death

US online auction giant eBay on Monday banned global sales of sorbitol following the death of a 28-year-old Italian woman who consumed a phial of the sugar substitute as part of a food allergy test.

dateMar 26, 2012 in Internet
shares0 comments 0

Australia cigarette plan facing new legal threat

A second global tobacco giant has flagged legal action over Australia's plain packaging plan for cigarettes, warning of violations of its intellectual property rights, a report said Saturday.

dateJul 02, 2011 in Health
shares0 comments 26

AIDS drug supplies dwindling in Swaziland

(AP) -- Cash-strapped Swaziland's state hospitals have only two months' supplies of AIDS drugs, the country's health minister has told parliament in an assessment that AIDS patients and activists took as a death sentence.

dateJun 28, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
shares0 comments 0