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AstraZeneca flop a fresh blow to cancer immunotherapy combination

2 hours 23 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The concept of combining two immunotherapy drugs to fight lung cancer - not so long ago one of the hottest ideas in cancer research - has suffered a fresh blow from the failure of an AstraZeneca clinical study.
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Ireland wins EU OK to tax sugary drinks on health grounds

3 hours 7 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ireland gained EU approval on Tuesday for a tax on sugary drinks after regulators said the levy would help the country tackle health and obesity issues.
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Express Scripts targets new migraine drugs to change U.S. pricing dynamic

5 hours 41 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The largest U.S. manager of prescription benefits is telling drugmakers that the current pricing model is broken, and taking aim at Amgen Inc and other makers of new migraine medicines to try and fix it.
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UK bans Sanofi epilepsy drug without pregnancy prevention plan

5 hours 48 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - A Sanofi drug for epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to thousands of birth defects has been banned in Britain for use in women or girls of child-bearing age, unless they are on a special pregnancy prevention program.
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Wounded soldier gets world's first penis transplant in U.S. operation

6 hours 38 min ago
(Reuters) - A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday.
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Ex-Roche scientist Reed to head Sanofi R&D as Zerhouni retires

6 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - Sanofi said on Tuesday it had hired former Roche top scientist John Reed to head its research operations from July 1, when Elias Zerhouni retires from the French drugmaker.
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AstraZeneca third-line lung cancer combination study fails

7 hours 44 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - A combination of AstraZeneca immunotherapy drugs in lung cancer patients who have already received at least two previous treatments has failed to show a benefit in slowing disease progression or helping patients live longer.
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Heavy drinking linked to worse PMS

April 23, 2018 - 5:49pm
(Reuters Health) - Women who are heavy drinkers are at increased risk of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), new research shows.
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FDA panel against higher dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug

April 23, 2018 - 5:45pm
(Reuters) - An arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly & Co and Incyte Corp should not be approved at a 4-milligram dose, advisers to the U.S. FDA voted on Monday, in a setback to the drugmakers that were counting on the treatment as a future blockbuster.
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Magnetic fields in electric cars don't seem to cause pacemaker problems

April 23, 2018 - 5:38pm
(Reuters Health) - Electromagnetic fields produced by motors in electric cars don’t appear strong enough to interfere with implanted heart devices like pacemakers and defibrillators, a small German study suggests.
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Vaping tied to higher risk that teens will try marijuana

April 23, 2018 - 1:59pm
(Reuters Health) - Teens who use e-cigarettes may be twice as likely to smoke pot as their peers who never try vaping, a U.S. study suggests.
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Gender bias in peer review of research grants may penalize women

April 23, 2018 - 12:30pm
(Reuters Health) - Female researchers may be less successful at winning grant funding than their male counterparts with similar experience and qualifications at least in part because of gender bias among reviewers, a Canadian study suggests.
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Jilted Akorn sues Fresenius over deal termination

April 23, 2018 - 9:50am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. generic drugmaker Akorn is taking former suitor Fresenius to court after the German healthcare group canceled their $4.75 billion takeover agreement.
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Trump delays drug pricing speech, no set date yet

April 23, 2018 - 9:16am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed a speech on lowering prescription drug prices previously scheduled for Thursday to a date in the near future, the White House said on Sunday.
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Woodford-backed biotech Prothena plunges as key drug fails

April 23, 2018 - 8:59am
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Prothena, a biotech company backed by British investor Neil Woodford, plunged 70 percent on Monday after its main drug for treating a rare disease called AL amyloidosis failed in a crucial clinical trial.
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FDA declines to approve Pfizer biosimilar of Roche's cancer drug

April 23, 2018 - 7:28am
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Monday U.S. regulators declined to approve the company's biosimilar of Roche's blockbuster treatment for breast cancer, Herceptin, and sought additional technical information.
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World's 'oldest person' dies in Japan aged 117

April 22, 2018 - 4:01am
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world's oldest person died on Saturday, Kyodo news agency said. She was 117.
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Many approaches may help children improve self-regulation

April 20, 2018 - 3:36pm
(Reuters Health) - Yoga, exercise, education and personal skills training are among the many types of interventions that may help kids improve what's known as self-regulation, or their ability to manage their behavior and emotions, a study suggests.
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Opioids overprescribed to patients taking certain sedatives

April 20, 2018 - 3:11pm
(Reuters Health) - Narcotic painkillers can be particularly dangerous for patients who also take tranquilizing drugs known as benzodiazepines, but a study suggests doctors are still over-prescribing this combination of medicines.
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Hungarian laboratory worker isolated after exposure to Ebola virus

April 20, 2018 - 3:06pm
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian laboratory worker has been isolated at a Budapest hospital after accidental exposure to the deadly Ebola virus but has shown no symptoms so far, health officials said on Friday.
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