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U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers

(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. Learn More


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New budget test puts UK on front line in global drug price fight

LONDON (Reuters) - Can society afford modern medicines? It's a question facing governments worldwide and nowhere more so than in Britain, where a new budget test due to take effect on April 1 threatens to throw up another hurdle to patients getting the drugs. More »


FDA approves Regeneron, Sanofi $37,000 per year eczema drug

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA's drug for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, a product widely seen as the most important future growth driver for the two companies. More »


House Republicans consider reviving healthcare push: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a renewed push to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare sometime in the next month, lawmakers and aides said on Tuesday after the collapse of the effort last week. More »


Childhood lead exposure linked to lower adult IQ

(Reuters Health) - Kids exposed to high levels of lead decades ago may now be approaching middle age with lower IQs and earning potential than they would have had otherwise, a new study suggests. More »


IVF success tied to insurance coverage

(Reuters Health) - Women who have insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have a baby than women who have to pay entirely out-of-pocket for fertility treatments, a U.S. study suggests. More »


Hong Kong lifts ban on Brazilian meat imports

BRAS´┐ŻLIA (Reuters) - Hong Kong said on Tuesday it has lifted a ban on the import of Brazilian meat, removing one of the last blanket bans by a major importer less than two weeks into a scandal over health standards in the sector. More »


Cambodia bans breast milk exports

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia on Tuesday banned the export of breast milk, putting a stop to the business of a U.S.-based company that had been selling the milk in the United States. More »


In drought-stricken Somaliland, families try to survive on black tea

BURAO, Somalia (Reuters) - In a makeshift camp beside a disused airfield in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland, 32-year old Nima Mohamed sits next to an open wood fire, boiling a kettle of black tea. More »


Chinese drug approval boosts AstraZeneca's lung cancer hopes

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has won approval for its lung cancer pill Tagrisso in China, a key market for the potential blockbuster medicine. More »


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