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Sanofi says on track to regain solid position in cancer drugs

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 4:01am
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi believes it can make a comeback and re-establish a leading position in the competitive cancer drug market on the back of its immunotherapy drugs and efforts in new areas such as molecular oncology.
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Brazil probes California firm for 'biopiracy' of tropical fruit açaí

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 6:57pm
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday that they were investigating a U.S. company for alleged 'biopiracy,' accusing it of illegally using genetic components of the tropical berry açaí in nutritional supplements it sells.
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U.S. Interior Department axed health study on coal without clear reason: watchdog

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 5:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department has been unable to adequately explain why it canceled a $1 million study on the public health impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining, the agency's inspector general office said in a report released on Tuesday.
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J&J accepts $2.1 billion offer for its LifeScan unit

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 5:33pm
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it has accepted private equity firm Platinum Equity's $2.1 billion buyout offer for the company's LifeScan Inc unit.
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Israel's Pluristem sees positive results from leg pain study

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 5:16pm
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Pluristem Therapeutics Inc, a developer of placenta-based stem cell products, said on Tuesday it had positive results from a mid-stage study of its therapy to treat leg pain known as intermittent claudication (IC).
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More U.S. kids unvaccinated in states that allow non-medical exemptions

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 5:12pm
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of children are missing out on recommended vaccinations in states that permit parents to skip inoculations due to their personal beliefs even when there's no medical reason kids can't be vaccinated, a U.S. study suggests.
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EU endorses new measures to protect women from valproate epilepsy drug

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 4:14pm
PARIS (Reuters) - French regulator ANSM said epilepsy drug valproate would face new restrictions across the European Union to protect pregnant women or of child-bearing age from exposing their babies to possible malformations and developmental problems.
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Many U.S. adults take medicines that can cause depression

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 3:56pm
(Reuters Health) - More than one-third of American adults take medications that have the potential to cause depression, a U.S. study suggests.
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Diabetes, smoking linked to deposits in brain region tied to memory

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 3:32pm
(Reuters Health) - People who smoke or have diabetes may be more likely to have calcium deposits in brain regions crucial for memory, a Dutch study suggests.
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'We are still at war' with Ebola: WHO chief

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 2:01pm
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo's Ebola epidemic, despite encouraging signs that it may be brought under control.
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Indian drugmaker Sun Pharma says Halol plant has gained U.S. clearance

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 8:42am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Supply restrictions imposed on India's largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries by U.S. regulators have been lifted, the company said on Tuesday, removing a major drag on its share price.
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Lilly-AstraZeneca latest to abandon Alzheimer's drug trials

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 7:58am
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co and AstraZeneca Plc said on Tuesday they would discontinue late-stage trials testing their Alzheimer's treatment, the latest among a slew of drugmakers to stop developing treatments for the memory-robbing disease.
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Israeli company Galmed gets positive trial results for liver drug

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 7:25am
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Galmed Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday patients in a mid-stage trial for its treatment for NASH, a fatty liver disease linked to obesity, showed a statistically significant reduction in liver fat.
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India's Sun Pharma says U.S. FDA clears Halol plant

Reuters Health News - June 12, 2018 - 7:23am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared its Halol drug plant, which had been under supply restrictions due to quality control failures.
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Fed up with rising costs, big U.S. firms dig into healthcare

Reuters Health News - June 11, 2018 - 6:43pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - At its Silicon Valley headquarters, network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is going to unusual lengths to take control of the relentless increase in its U.S. healthcare costs.
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Medical device maker Stryker makes takeover approach to Boston Scientific: WSJ

Reuters Health News - June 11, 2018 - 5:30pm
(Reuters) - Medical device maker Stryker Corp has made a takeover approach to rival Boston Scientific Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, a combination that would give Stryker a strong position in stroke-preventing heart products.
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Hypertension costly to patients, society

Reuters Health News - June 11, 2018 - 4:35pm
(Reuters Health) - Each year, U.S. adults with high blood pressure incur almost $2,000 more in annual healthcare costs, according to a new study
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Most Americans miss out on preventive healthcare

Reuters Health News - June 11, 2018 - 3:49pm
(Reuters Health) - Very few U.S. adults receive all the preventive health care services recommended for them, reports a new study.
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Health claims behind sex robots remain unproven

Reuters Health News - June 11, 2018 - 1:26pm
(Reuters Health) - Health benefits claimed by marketers of sex robots - safer sex, therapeutic possibilities, and the potential to treat pedophiles and sex offenders - haven't been proven, or even well studied, experts say.
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Medical device maker Stryker makes takeover approach to Boston Sci: WSJ

Reuters Health News - June 11, 2018 - 12:49pm
(Reuters) - Medical device maker Stryker Corp has made a takeover approach to rival Boston Scientific Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, a combination that would give Stryker a strong position in stroke-preventing heart products.
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