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Novartis says revolade shows long-term disease control for chronic/persistent immune thrombocytopenia
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Wednesday a long term study of its Revolade drug showed good results in treating chronic and persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) - a condition where patients' blood does not clot normally.
U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president indicated his support for the plan.
Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after a report he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers.
WRAPUP 1-Boeing says Bombardier CSeries jets may face hefty duties despite Airbus deal
MONTREAL/TOULOUSE, France, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Tuesday that Bombardier Inc's CSeries jets could still be hit with high U.S. import duties, even if they are assembled in Alabama through an industry-changing deal with Airbus.
Trump favors ex-pharma executive Azar for health secretary: Politico
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is leaning toward naming former pharmaceutical industry executive Alex Azar as his pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Politico reported on Tuesday, citing two White House officials.
UPDATE 1-U.S. FAA under fire after probe of deadly balloon crash
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Federal aviation regulators came under fire on Tuesday after a probe found that they had failed to impose adequate oversight or rules on hot-air balloons before 16 people were killed in a July 2016 Texas crash, including the pilot who was impaired by medication and had been incarcerated twice.
Instead of U.S. midterms, Sanders focuses on smaller races
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up.
Frailty tied to higher risk of complications with common surgeries
(Reuters Health) - Frail patients are more likely to have serious complications after elective outpatient surgery than people who are healthier and stronger, a recent study suggests.
Should donor sex influence blood transfusion practices?
(Reuters Health) - Sick or injured men who receive blood transfusions may be more likely to die if their donor was a woman who has been pregnant in the past, a new study suggests.
Republican Cochran back in Senate, says ready for tax debate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran said he had returned to Washington on Tuesday and was looking forward to "continuing work on the 2018 appropriations bills and to taking part in the debate on the budget and tax cuts."
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