US physicians who received gifts from pharmaceutical companies related to opioid medications were more likely to prescribe opioids to their patients the following year, compared to physicians who did not receive such gifts, according to a new analysis led by health policy scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future, organizers said on Sunday.
Most big companies are failing to report the damage their operations are doing to forests despite committing to lighten their footprint under wider efforts to tackle climate change, according to a report published on Tuesday.
The administration of US President Donald Trump has purportedly pressured Israel to take sides in Washington’s trade war with Beijing by preventing Chinese companies from entering the occupied territories.
The Japanese government released on Friday a set of ordinances on how to enlist foreign workers under a new visa system to start from April, including requiring employers to pay wages equivalent to or higher than those of Japanese nationals.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is predicted to speed up innovation in Asia Pacific over the next few years but less than half of the companies today are using the technology, according to a report from Microsoftand International Data Corporation.
China’s National Forestry and Grassland Administration has helped bring about the antipoverty cooperation between forestry companies and less developed counties in the country's southern and southwestern regions.