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FDA approves heart protection claims for Amgen cholesterol drug

Reuters Health News - December 1, 2017 - 5:02pm
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc can now promote the ability of its potent but expensive cholesterol drug to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, after U.S. health regulators approved adding those benefits to the medicine's prescribing label, the company said on Friday.
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Cuba battling medicine shortages in wake of cash crunch

Reuters Health News - December 1, 2017 - 3:19pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is working on fixing chronic medicine shortages that started appearing a year ago due to its cash crunch, health officials said in an article published late on Thursday in ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma.
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Nestle, Stada prepare rival bids for Germany's Merck consumer health: sources

Reuters Health News - December 1, 2017 - 3:09pm
LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Swiss food giant Nestle and the private equity owners of German drug firm Stada are both preparing tentative bids for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit, several sources told Reuters.
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Indivior drug to fight opioid addiction approved by U.S. FDA

Reuters Health News - December 1, 2017 - 2:46pm
(Reuters) - Indivior's experimental drug to help fight America's growing opioid addiction crisis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late on Thursday, boosting its sales prospects as competitors threaten revenues from an older product.
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Exclusive: CVS eyes major expansion of health clinics with Aetna deal - sources

Reuters Health News - December 1, 2017 - 2:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp is planning to significantly expand health services at its retail pharmacies if it completes a more than $66 billion deal for insurer Aetna Inc , a move that could save more than $1 billion annually, people familiar with the matter said.
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FDA panel recommends Zika testing of donated blood be relaxed

Reuters Health News - December 1, 2017 - 2:20pm
(Reuters) - Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended that the requirements for screening blood donations for the Zika virus be relaxed due to diminished risk of transfusion-transmitted infection.
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