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Bayer, J&J win third U.S. trial over Xarelto bleeding risk

(Reuters) - A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers' blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding. Learn More

 

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Insys agrees to pay $4.45 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit

BOSTON (Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses. More »

 

India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry. More »

 

Eating disorders linked to history of theft

(Reuters Health) - Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study. More »

 

Spouse hostility may worsen chronic low back pain

(Reuters Health) - People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study. More »

 

China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province

BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday. More »

 

Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement

BOSTON (Reuters) - Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement resolving U.S. Justice Department claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases. More »

 

South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports: USDA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - South Korea lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, allowing American farmers to resume sales to the Asian country that suffered an egg shortage caused by its worst-ever bird flu outbreak. More »

 

FDA approves Pfizer's drug for rare blood cancer

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it approved Pfizer Inc's rare blood cancer drug, Besponsa, with a boxed warning. More »

 

Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila. More »

 

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