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U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana 'selective' abortion law..

Date: April 19, 2018 | Time: 5:37pm

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional an Indiana law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence that banned women from having abortions because of the gender, race or disability, including Down's syndrome, of their fetuses. .... <view entire article>

Biogen boosts investment in neurology with $1 billion Ionis deal..

Date: April 20, 2018 | Time: 8:40am

(Reuters) - Biogen Inc struck a $1 billion neurology drug development deal with Ionis Pharmaceuticals on Friday, expanding a partnership that developed the company's potential blockbuster drug for spinal muscular atrophy. .... <view entire article>

Germany's Merck seeks partners for cancer and immune system drugs..

Date: April 20, 2018 | Time: 6:14am

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Merck KGaA will seek development partners for experimental treatments including tepotinib as the German company looks to licensing deals to help fund clinical trials, according to its head of drug R&D. .... <view entire article>

Novartis CEO feels heat on U.S. generics, Cosentyx drop..

Date: April 19, 2018 | Time: 5:06am

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis' first quarterly results under new CEO Vas Narasimhan have been marred by a prized psoriasis treatment that disappointed and a sharp slump in sales by its U.S. generics unit. .... <view entire article>

Hungarian laboratory worker isolated after exposure to Ebola virus..

Date: April 20, 2018 | Time: 1:06pm

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian laboratory worker has been isolated at a Budapest hospital after accidental exposure to the deadly Ebola virus but has shown no symptoms so far, health officials said on Friday. .... <view entire article>

U.S. biotech companies Alnylam, Dicerna settle trade secrets case..

Date: April 20, 2018 | Time: 10:55am

BOSTON (Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday that Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc will pay it $25 million in cash and stock to resolve a lawsuit claiming it stole trade secrets about gene-silencing technology used to develop drug treatments. .... <view entire article>

Many U.S. kids with brain injuries not getting needed rehab..

Date: April 20, 2018 | Time: 12:16pm

(Reuters Health) - Many children hospitalized in the U.S. for brain injuries don't receive all the rehabilitation services needed for them to potentially make a full recovery, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Opioids overprescribed to patients taking certain sedatives..

Date: April 20, 2018 | Time: 1:11pm

(Reuters Health) - Narcotic painkillers can be particularly dangerous for patients who also take tranquilizing drugs known as benzodiazepines, but a study suggests doctors are still over-prescribing this combination of medicines. .... <view entire article>

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline..

Date: April 20, 2018 | Time: 7:42am

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who lose a spouse may be more vulnerable to cognitive decline in subsequent years and require extra support and monitoring, researchers say. .... <view entire article>

World's 'oldest person' dies in Japan aged 117..

Date: April 22, 2018 | Time: 2:01am

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world's oldest person died on Saturday, Kyodo news agency said. She was 117. .... <view entire article>

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