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Japan’s “Blade Library” offers joy of blade running to amputees

/  17.10.2017  /  Health 

TOKYO (Reuters) – Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic “running blade” for the first time.

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Trump says he will ‘look into’ drug czar pick following report

/  17.10.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would “look into” a report that his nomination for drug czar championed a law weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration’s capacity to slow the flow of drugs that have fueled the country’s opioid epidemic.

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Trump says administration to make opioid announcement next week

/  16.10.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration would likely make an announcement next week on the opioid crisis, which a White House commission suggested should be declared a national emergency.

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Pharma and medtech industries prepare for hard Brexit

/  16.10.2017  /  Health 

LONDON (Reuters) – Drugmakers and medical devices companies are drawing up plans to protect supply chains in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, and some small service businesses are already relocating to stay inside the bloc.

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Israel targets fashion industry over underweight models

/  16.10.2017  /  Health 

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli lawmakers want to tighten a ban on the employment of underweight models and on the undeclared digital slimming-down of fashion images, amid concern that the measures are being routinely flouted even as they are adopted abroad.

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Trump Obamacare move seen harming Americans, bipartisan prospects

/  16.10.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will hurt low-income Americans by doing away with Obamacare subsidies and make it harder for him to engage in bipartisan talks with Democrats as Congress edges toward a possible government shutdown, lawmakers said on Sunday.

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J&J psoriasis drug gets expanded U.S. approval for teens

/  14.10.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it has received an expanded U.S. approval for its blockbuster psoriasis drug Stelara to treat adolescent patients aged 12 and over with moderate to severe cases of the unsightly skin condition.

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GlaxoSmithKline’s shingles vaccine gets approval in Canada

/  13.10.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – Canadian health regulators have approved GlaxoSmithKline’s key shingles vaccine, the company said on Friday.

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U.S. FDA panel backs Aerie’s glaucoma drug Rhopressa

/  13.10.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc’s experimental glaucoma treatment should be approved, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday, after it found the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Milan hopes to gain from Barcelona’s pain in race for EU drugs agency

/  13.10.2017  /  Health 

MILAN (Reuters) – Milan is hoping that Spain’s Catalonia crisis will give the Italian city a boost in getting to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Union agency quitting London because of Brexit.

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