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U.S. FDA approves Gilead cancer gene therapy; price set at $373,000

/  19.10.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – U.S. regulators approved on Wednesday a new therapy for a type of lymphoma, which was developed by Gilead Science Inc’s Kite Pharma, marking the second approval for this potentially revolutionary approach to fighting cancer.

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Gilead cancer immunotherapy wins U.S. approval with $373,000 price

/  19.10.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – A new therapy for a type of lymphoma developed by Kite Pharma, which was acquired by Gilead Sciences Inc, won U.S. approval on Wednesday, marking the second approval for this potentially revolutionary approach to fighting cancer.

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U.S. FDA panel backs approval of Novo Nordisk diabetes drug

/  19.10.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Novo Nordisk A/S’s new diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, reasonably safe and should be approved, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday.

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White House says Trump opposes Senate’s bipartisan Obamacare deal

/  19.10.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it.

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White House says Trump opposes bipartisan Senate deal on Obamacare

/  18.10.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and a senior Senate Republican saying it has stalled.

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Epidurals may not make labor last longer

/  18.10.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters Health) – Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia known as an epidural to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests.

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Plague ruled out in Seychelles but islands on guard: WHO

/  18.10.2017  /  Health 

GENEVA (Reuters) – Plague has been ruled out in the Seychelles following lab results from 10 patients, including one earlier deemed a “probable” case, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday as the disease continued to spread in Madagascar.

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Trump backs away from bipartisan Senate healthcare bill

/  18.10.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal on healthcare reached by two senators a day earlier, saying he could never support legislation “bailing out” insurance companies.

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Shanghai Pharma bids for U.S. Cardinal Health’s China business

/  18.10.2017  /  Health 

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has bid for Cardinal Health Inc’s China business as the U.S. company looks to sell ahead of China’s planned drug distribution reform.

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Shanghai Pharma says bid for U.S. Cardinal Health’s China business

/  18.10.2017  /  Health 

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co said it has bid for Cardinal Health Inc’s China business, as the U.S. drug distributor looks to exit over worries China’s upcoming drug distribution reform could slow its growth.

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