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Further progress towards the repeal of Obamacare and its replacement with a Republican alternative was taken on the evening of March 9, with the House of Representatives House Ways and Means Committee approving the proposed new legislation. Read Full Story
GlaxoSmithKline has announced that it will invest GBP275m (USD363m) in its UK manufacturing network, and said that it views the country as an attractive location for investment. Read Full Story
EEF, the manufacturer's organization, has called for the introduction of tax breaks to tackle the UK's "chronic sickness absence problem." Read Full Story
Mexico's tax on sugary drinks reduced consumption by six percent in 2014, according to a report published in the BMJ medical journal. Read Full Story
Brazil has cut the import duty on three drugs that are used for kidney transplants and for treating lung and kidney cancer. Read Full Story
The budget and finance committee of Romania's lower house of Parliament has endorsed a proposal to increase the limits on the tax deductibility of health insurance contributions. Read Full Story
A tax break for individual taxpayers is to be introduced to encourage the development of commercial healthcare insurance in China, alongside the basic state medical care system, it was confirmed at a State Council executive meeting on May 6. Read Full Story
Health groups have called on the Australian Government to explore the possibility of a tax on junk food and sugary drinks. Read Full Story
The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in South Africa has begun lobbying the Government in the hope of securing the introduction of a zero rate of value-added tax on medicines. Read Full Story
The United States Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have issued a notice modifying the long-standing "use-or-lose" rule for health flexible spending arrangements. Read Full Story
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