News tagged with government spending

France told to hike prices to stub out smoking

France's efforts to stub out smoking have been a complete failure, a spending watchdog said Thursday in a damning report that warned only sustained price hikes will curb the country's love affair with Gauloises and Gitanes.

Dec 13, 2012
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Poll: Health overhaul unpopular, but not as feared

(AP) -- Nearly two years after President Barack Obama signed landmark legislation to cover the uninsured, a new poll finds his health care overhaul is neither better liked nor better understood.

Mar 08, 2012
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Pharma's niche focus spurs US aid for antibiotics

(AP) -- The pharmaceutical industry won approval to market a record number of new drugs for rare diseases last year, as a combination of scientific innovation and business opportunity spurred new treatments for diseases ...

Jan 25, 2012
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