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Minnesota accuses insulin makers of deceptive drug pricing..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 1:30pm

Minnesota's attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing drug manufacturers Sanofi SA, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co of deceptively raising prices for insulin. .... <view entire article>

Restless legs syndrome linked with risk for suicidal thoughts..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 11:58am

(Reuters Health) - People with restless legs syndrome may be more likely to think about suicide or to actually make plans to take their own lives, compared to people without the troublesome condition, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>

FDA approves Pfizer's drug for advanced breast cancer..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 9:29am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it approved Pfizer Inc's drug for an advanced form of breast cancer tied to an inherited gene mutation. .... <view entire article>

J&J beats profit estimates, lifts outlook on pharma unit strength..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 8:56am

Johnson & Johnson reported slightly better-than-expected third quarter profit and raised its full-year forecast on Tuesday as increased demand for cancer drugs and immune disorder treatments powered strong results for its pharmaceutical unit. .... <view entire article>

J&J applauds U.S. proposal on drug prices in TV ads..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 8:56am

Johnson & Johnson applauded a U.S. government proposal requiring drugmakers to include price of medicines in television ads, Chief Financial Officer Joseph Wolk said in a CNBC interview on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>

China's Changsheng Bio-technology hit by heavy penalties in vaccine scandal..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 6:58am

A unit of China's vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd has been hit with penalties totaling 9.1 billion yuan ($1.32 billion) after it was embroiled in a scandal over falsifying data for a rabies vaccine. .... <view entire article>

Amgen, Novartis kick off fight for AbbVie blockbuster drug in EU..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 5:50am

Rival versions of the world's top-selling drug, AbbVie's Humira, went on sale in Europe on Tuesday, years ahead of similar cut-price copies being available in the United States. .... <view entire article>

China's Dabeinong reports suspected African swine fever case on related farm: media..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 2:09am

One of China's top animal feed producers said on Tuesday an affiliated firm has culled nearly 20,000 pigs due to a suspected case of African swine fever, according to a report by the China Securities Journal. .... <view entire article>

China to lift restrictions on area hit by African swine fever..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 2:09am

China will lift restrictions on an area in Wuxi city of Jiangsu province where an outbreak of African swine fever was found, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday .... <view entire article>

HPV vaccination not linked with rise in teen risky sex..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 7:46pm

(Reuters Health) - A new study adds to earlier evidence that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead girls to be less careful about sex. .... <view entire article>

WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as toll soars..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 3:49pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo's Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as confirmed cases and deaths from the virus spiraled. .... <view entire article>

Less violent behavior seen in teens where spanking is illegal..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 3:43pm

(Reuters Health) - Teens may be less likely to get in fist fights when they live in countries where it's illegal for parents to spank or slap children as punishment for bad behavior, an international study suggests. .... <view entire article>

U.S. to propose TV ads for drugs must include list prices..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 3:41pm

The U.S. government, in an effort to increase pressure on drugmakers to lower costs for U.S. consumers, said on Monday it will propose requiring companies to include the price of their prescription medicines in television ads. .... <view entire article>

Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, of whom 24 died..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 3:24pm

Congo has confirmed 33 cases of Ebola virus in the past week, of whom 24 died, the health ministry said on Monday. .... <view entire article>

More homeless kids visit ERs with Massachusetts shelter restrictions..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 12:54pm

(Reuters Health) - Emergency room visits for homelessness surged at a large urban children's hospital after Massachusetts made it harder for families to get into shelters, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Yemen conflict could push millions more to brink of famine: U.N...

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 12:09pm

The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million - or two in five of the population - from around 8.5 million in coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis, the United Nations food agency said on Monday. .... <view entire article>

Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 11:01am

Up to 10,000 Americans due to have hip or knee replacements will be able to funnel basic health data directly from their Apple Watches to their surgeons under a new app being tested by orthopedics company Zimmer Biomet. .... <view entire article>

More hip-hop videos show smoking and vaping..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 9:56am

(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of popular hip-hop music videos feature smoking, vaping and marijuana use, with displays of tobacco products and drugs becoming increasingly common, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>

EU places China's Zhejiang Huahai under increased supervision..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 9:25am

European authorities are placing Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd under higher supervision, the European Medicines Agency said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on the Chinese firm after a probable carcinogen was found in its blood pressure drug valsartan. .... <view entire article>

African swine fever hits China farm with 20,000 pigs as risks rise..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 4:03am

China reported a new African swine fever case on a farm with nearly 20,000 pigs on Monday, the largest farm yet to report the highly contagious disease in the world's top pork producer. .... <view entire article>

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