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India to quiz Philip Morris on marketing of Marlboro

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to seek an explanation from Philip Morris International Inc about its marketing practices after Reuters reported that the tobacco giant used tactics that government officials say flout the country's law, a health ministry official said on Friday. Learn More

 

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Bayer says asbestos-related tumor treatment misses key goal

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer said on Friday a cancer treatment for patients with a type of tumor often caused by asbestos had failed to meet its main goal in a clinical trial. More »

 

EU medicines agency recommends approval of Novartis leukaemia drug Rydapt

ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approval of a new Novartis drug to be used against a tough-to-cure form of blood cancer as the Swiss drugmaker makes headway on refreshing its oncology portfolio. More »

 

EMA panel recommends against Nektar, Daiichi Sankyo's breast cancer drug

(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended against granting approval to a breast cancer drug being developed by Nektar Therapeutics and Daiichi Sankyo's German unit. More »

 

U.S. jury sides with Amphastar over Momenta in drug patent trial

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal jury handed Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc a big win on Friday after it was accused of infringing on a patent held by Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc through its production of a generic version of the blood-thinner Lovenox. More »

 

Pfizer, Merck KGaA skin cancer drug gets EMA nod for approval

(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended approving Pfizer Inc and Merck KGaA's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma. More »

 

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

LONDON (Reuters) - A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications. More »

 

Heart attack patients missing out on smoking cessation drugs

(Reuters Health) - People may be inspired to quit smoking cigarettes soon after a heart attack, but new research suggests many don't take advantage of drugs that help kick the habit. More »

 

Want better muscles? More protein may help . . . up to a point

(Reuters Health) - People who regularly do resistance exercises may get stronger and build more lean muscle mass when they add more protein to their diet, a recent study suggests. More »

 

Janssen-Cilag's HIV drug gets EU regulatory panel's nod

(Reuters) - A European regulatory panel recommended granting approval to a treatment for HIV infection developed by Janssen-Cilag International, a unit of U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson. More »

 

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