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IRS probes drug company-funded patient assistance charity

Reuters Health News - June 29, 2017 - 2:57pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is probing whether a patient-assistance charity wrongly gave a benefit to its pharmaceutical company donors by returning most of the money they donated as payments for drugs they make, court papers show.
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Iraq sees end to 'caliphate' as Mosul mosque retaken

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 2:51pm

Iraq declared the Islamic State group's "caliphate" was coming to an end after it recaptured Mosul's iconic Nuri mosque Thursday, three years to the day after it was proclaimed by the jihadists. The jihadist group announced its self-styled "caliphate" on June 29, 2014, encompassing swathes of territory its fighters overran in Iraq and neighbouring Syria. "Counter-Terrorism Service forces control the Nuri mosque and Al-Hadba (minaret)," said Iraq's Joint Operations Command.


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Would-Be Robber Scared Away By Quick-Thinking Store Clerk Who Scares Him With Pipe

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 2:41pm

Police are searching for a would-be robber who met his match when he tried to hold up a store clerk in Texas.


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This 1-Year-Old Has the Frizziest Hair Ever, Thanks to a Rare Genetic Condition

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 2:40pm

"Throughout the day, I try and spray stuff in it to keep it down, but within 30 minutes it's spiky again," the girl's mom said.


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White House addresses whether Trump will raise election interference with Putin

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 2:28pm

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked whether President Trump will bring up Russia's election interference in the upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next week. She said, "Obviously I'm not going to get ahead of the president's conversation. As we typically do, I'd imagine we'll have a read-out if that conversation takes place."


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Pacific Alliance explores single passport for member nations

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 1:53pm

The Pacific Alliance trade group will explore whether to create a single passport for its four member nations in a bid to encourage tourism and trade across the world, Colombia's migration director said on Thursday. The alliance, which comprises Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru and was formed in April 2011, has already abolished transit visas for their more than 230 million joint inhabitants. Alliance members are among the keenest proponents of free trade in the Americas and have backed Mexico after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement and tightened immigration controls.


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Trump will meet Putin next week, U.S. officials say

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 1:46pm

President Trump will meet with Russian President Putin next week, their first face-to-face talks since U.S. intelligence declared that Moscow had meddled in the 2016 election.


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More follow-up needed for elderly 'observed' in hospitals

Reuters Health News - June 29, 2017 - 1:25pm
(Reuters Health) - When elderly patients stay in U.S. hospitals for “observation” but aren’t officially admitted, there’s a high likelihood they’ll soon be back for more hospital care, a new study shows.
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FDA outlines plan to speed rare disease drug designation

Reuters Health News - June 29, 2017 - 1:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to reorganize its drug review staff and create a SWAT team to eliminate a backlog of requests for rare disease drug designation, it said on Thursday.
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Cancer scientists may overestimate reliability of mouse studies

Reuters Health News - June 29, 2017 - 1:11pm
(Reuters Health) - Cancer scientists may be overly confident in their ability to repeat experiments in mice and get similar results the second time around, according to a new study that offers fresh evidence of a so-called reproducibility crisis in medical research.
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CNN’s Ana Navarro calls Trump a ‘crazy, lunatic, 70-year-old man-baby’

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 1:10pm

“You are now the president of the United States. The commander in chief. And you need to stop acting like a mean girl.”


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Through darkness to light: Photographs along the Underground Railroad

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 1:08pm

Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,” a traveling exhibition by photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales presents a remarkable series of images taken in the dead of night that reveal historical sites, cities and places that freedom-seekers passed through, including homes of abolitionists who offered them sanctuary.


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Pentagon: Russia Very Much a Threat to the United States

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 1:08pm

In a new report, the Defense Intelligence Agency highlights Moscow’s fear of regime change and increased military spending as reason to take Russia seriously.


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Field studies fuel dispute over whether banned pesticides harm bees

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 1:04pm

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Two major studies into how bees are affected by a group of pesticides banned in Europe gave mixed results on Thursday, fuelling a row over whether the chemicals, called neonicotinoids, are safe. The studies, one conducted across three European countries and another in Canada, found some negative effects after exposure to neonicotinoids in wild and honeybee populations, but also some positives, depending on the environmental context. Scientists who conducted the European research - in Britain, Hungary and Germany - told reporters their overall findings suggested neonicotinoids are harmful to honeybee and wild bee populations and are "a cause for concern".


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Sexual Assault On Cruise Ships Poses Danger To Minors

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 1:02pm

Many sexual assaults on cruise ships are barely investigated and never prosecuted, according to a new report.


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Pete Souza is trolling Trump for his Mika tweets

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 12:42pm

Oh hey, would you look at that? Pete Souza is trolling the president again! This time, the Insta-shade came in the form of two photos of former president Barack Obama speaking to a group of women in the oval office.  SEE ALSO: Pete Souza shares adorable, perfectly-timed photo of the Obamas The caption on the first photo is simple, but a major jab at Donald Trump for his latest Twitter spectacle. It reads, "Respect for women."  Respect for women. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Jun 29, 2017 at 9:53am PDT Some people might say the photo isn't so respectful, because it looks like Obama's lecturing the women in the room, but it still got significant love online.  Souza posted more photos later in the day. Respect for women, 2. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:10pm PDT Respect for women, 3. (President Obama greets US troops after secret all-night flight to Afghanistan in 2010). A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Jun 29, 2017 at 1:28pm PDT Respect for women, 4. (Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco updates President Obama on the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013). A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Jun 29, 2017 at 3:11pm PDT Trump found himself in a bit of a predicament Thursday morning, after tweeting about MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mike Brzezinski. Hint: it was totally uncool, hence the Souza trashing.  I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017 ...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017 Of course, Mika hit back at Trump not too long after.  pic.twitter.com/8YhzcCUwM1 — Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) June 29, 2017 And lots of people on social media, including politicians on both sides of the aisle, expressed how unhappy they were with Trump's tweet.  MSNBC responded to Trump soon after, too.  "It's a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job," the statement reads.  Souza is known for trolling Trump through photos of the Obama administration on his Instagram account. It's just one of those things that never gets old.  Updated June 29 4:12 pm PT with more Souza posts. WATCH: Donald Trump vs. The Dictionary


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Senate Majority leader cites 'good progress' on healthcare talks

Reuters Health News - June 29, 2017 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said Republican senators are making "good progress" on their efforts to come to agreement on retooled draft legislation aimed at repealing and replacing the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
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U.S.-backed SDF sees big risk of clash with Turkey in northwest Syria

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 12:20pm

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces warned on Thursday of the prospect of fierce confrontation with the Turkish army in northwestern Syria if it attacks SDF areas, and said this would undermine the assault on Islamic State at Raqqa. Naser Haj Mansour, a senior SDF official, told Reuters the SDF had taken a decision to confront Turkish forces "if they try to go beyond the known lines" in the areas near Aleppo where the sides exchanged fire on Wednesday. "Certainly there is a big possibility of open and fierce confrontations in this area, particularly given that the SDF is equipped and prepared," he said.


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Malawi, UNICEF launch Africa’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor

Reuters Health News - June 29, 2017 - 12:03pm
KASUNGU, Malawi (Reuters) - Malawi and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) launched an air corridor on Thursday to test the effectiveness of drones in humanitarian emergencies and other development uses, the first project of its kind in Africa.
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Home Invader Crawls Into Woman's Bed to Ask If He Can Stay the Night: Cops

Pharma news - June 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

A woman in New Jersey may have been visited by a serial stalker, cops say.


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