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Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. Learn More


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U.S. FDA joins Interpol crackdown on illicit online pharmacies

(Reuters) - Authorities from a record 123 countries, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, have taken action against hundreds of businesses suspected of illegally selling medicines over the internet, officials said on Monday. More »


CVC, others explore sale of drugmaker Alvogen: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - CVC Capital Partners [CVC.UL] and other private equity owners are exploring options for generic drugmaker Alvogen, including a sale, which could be valued at about $4 billion, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. More »


Venezuela doctors in protest urge stronger WHO stance on health crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's doctors, fed up with what they called the World Health Organization's passive attitude toward the country's deep medical crisis, protested at the agency's Caracas office on Monday to demand more pressure on the government and additional assistance. More »


US immigration restrictions may slow medical research

(Reuters Health) - Recently proposed changes to U.S. immigration policy may slow the progress of medical research, some doctors argue. More »


Breast surgeons exert 'enormous influence' on patients’ choices

(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer surgeons play a big role in deciding whether women with early-stage breast cancer undergo a controversial operation to have both breasts removed, even when cancer is found in only one, a new study shows. More »


Younger start in football linked to higher risk of behavior, mood problems

(Reuters Health) - Boys who start playing American football before their 12th birthday may be at sharply increased risk of behavioral and mood problems later in life compared to peers who hit the gridiron later, according to a recent U.S. study. More »


Patient assistance charity says U.S. contacted it in probe

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. charity that offers assistance to patients seeking help to cover out-of-pocket drug costs on Monday said it has been contacted in a connection with federal investigation into drugmakers' financial support of non-profits like itself. More »


SNAP food aid program tied to lower health spending for poor

(Reuters Health) - For low-income U.S. adults, enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may be associated with lower health spending, a new study suggests. More »


FDA declines to approve Intellipharma's opioid painkiller

(Reuters) - Intellipharmaceutics International Inc, said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declined to approve its opioid painkiller in its current form, asking for more proof of the drug's ability to prevent abuse. More »


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