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Kentucky sues Walgreens, cites 'alarming' rate of dispensing opioids

June 14, 2018 - 11:46am
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor.
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Hong Kong market could open cash flood gates for U.S. biotechs

June 14, 2018 - 9:31am
(Reuters) - When U.S. biotech startup Sorrento Therapeutics named ex-Lehman Brothers executive Jiong Shao as its new finance chief about two months ago, it was widely seen as a move driven by his background in raising capital for Alibaba and Tencent.
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GSK's two-drug HIV treatment meets main goal in late stage studies

June 14, 2018 - 7:39am
(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's two-drug treatment for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, met its main goal in late stage studies, scoring key points in its rivalry with Gilead in the medical field.
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Resistance exercise linked to reduced depression symptoms

June 13, 2018 - 5:11pm
(Reuters Health) - People who do resistance exercises like weight lifting and strength training may experience fewer depression symptoms, a research review suggests.
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FDA finds deficiencies in Mylan's generic Advair; shares fall

June 13, 2018 - 5:04pm
(Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Wednesday that U.S. health regulators were unable to approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's blockbuster inhaled lung drug Advair for the second time, as they found "minor deficiencies" in the treatment.
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Anxiety tied to fracture risk in postmenopausal women

June 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
(Reuters Health) - Older women with higher levels of anxiety than their peers are also more likely to develop poor bone health that increases the risk of fractures, a small study suggests.
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Study confirms higher risk of dengue in kids who got Sanofi vaccine

June 13, 2018 - 4:27pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.
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Lilly's lupus treatment succeeds in mid-stage trial

June 13, 2018 - 2:53pm
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly & Co said on Wednesday its drug to treat autoimmune disease lupus met the main goal of a mid-stage trial, positioning the drugmaker to begin a bigger study later this year.
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Experimental blood tests predict week of pregnancy and preterm birth risk

June 13, 2018 - 2:39pm
(Reuters Health) - Women could soon know how far along they are in pregnancy and their risk of premature delivery using simple blood tests, researchers say.
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U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts

June 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck.
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Bulgaria reports another outbreak of virulent bird flu

June 13, 2018 - 1:38pm
SOFIA (Reuters) - An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to another farm in northeastern Bulgaria, the national food safety agency said on Wednesday.
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Race may be factor in who completes breast cancer chemotherapy

June 13, 2018 - 12:20pm
(Reuters Health) - White women with breast cancer are more likely to complete their prescribed chemotherapy regimen than women of color, a U.S. study suggests.
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EU backs plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance

June 13, 2018 - 9:47am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU member states backed a plan on Wednesday to combat antimicrobial resistance, an increasing global health issue, that would reduce the use of antibiotics in the food chain and limit certain drugs to humans.
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Macron says France's welfare system is wasteful, urges reforms

June 13, 2018 - 8:17am
PARIS (Reuters) - France should stop plowing large amounts of cash into a welfare system that fails to rescue the poor from poverty, President Emmanuel Macron said in a video clip released by his office that critics said showed he was uncaring.
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Physicians not immune to sexual harassment in the workplace

June 13, 2018 - 5:48am
(Reuters Health) - Sexual comments about body parts or anatomy, leering and unwanted groping, hugging and patting are among the most common types of on-the-job harassment reported by respondents to a new Medscape survey on sexual harassment of physicians.
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Sanofi says on track to regain solid position in cancer drugs

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

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

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

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

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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