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Anti-abortion activists lose bid to dismiss California privacy case

/  22.06.2017  /  Health 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two anti-abortion activists charged with felony eavesdropping for secretly filming abortion providers in California lost their bid for dismissal of the case on Wednesday, but the judge ordered prosecutors to amend a criminal complaint he deemed too vague.

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GSK wins $235 million from Teva in Coreg patent trial

/  22.06.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – A U.S. jury has ordered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to pay GlaxoSmithKline Plc more than $235 million for infringing a patent covering its blood pressure drug Coreg, court documents showed.

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Senators worry about rush over healthcare bill on eve of release

/  22.06.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican senators voiced concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as their party’s leaders prepare to unveil it.

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Ohio county claims top spot in America’s opioid death spiral

/  22.06.2017  /  Health 

DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) – Scott Weidle is struggling with the death of his son Daniel, who died from a heroin overdose 18 months ago, one day after Christmas.

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Cigna stays in Obamacare for now; Anthem reduces participation

/  22.06.2017  /  Health 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. healthcare insurer Cigna Corp said on Wednesday it will continue to offer individual coverage under Obamacare for now while rival Anthem Inc announced it was shrinking its participation, amid uncertainty over the fate of the government-subsidized program.

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FDA moves to prevent Pharma from ‘gaming’ generic drug system

/  21.06.2017  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved on Wednesday to prevent pharmaceutical companies from “gaming” the system to block or delay entry of generic rivals.

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Anthem to reduce Obamacare offerings in Wisconsin, Indiana

/  21.06.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – Anthem Inc, which has urged lawmakers to commit to paying government subsidies for the Obamacare individual health insurance system, said on Wednesday it would reduce the number of individual plan offerings in Wisconsin and Indiana next year.

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Missouri sues opioid manufacturers, joining two other U.S. states

/  21.06.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – Missouri on Wednesday became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic.

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Oscar Health files to expand insurance coverage in several states

/  21.06.2017  /  Health 

(Reuters) – Despite uncertainly over the future of U.S. healthcare that has prompted major health insurers to pull out of several markets, upstart provider Oscar Health on Wednesday said it has filed to sell health insurance to individuals through Obamacare exchanges in a total of six states in 2018.

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Drugmaker Mylan gets boost from unlikely source: coal

/  21.06.2017  /  Health 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mylan N.V. is best known for producing EpiPen emergency allergy treatments and generic drugs.

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