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Merck's Keytruda fails late-stage study in liver cancer patients

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc's cancer drug Keytruda failed a late-stage trial's main goals of slowing disease progression and extending the life of patients with a common type of liver cancer, the company said on Tuesday. Learn More


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China confirms African swine fever hits Shandong province as national outbreak spreads

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has confirmed the country's ongoing African swine fever outbreak continues to spread across the nation, hitting the major livestock production province of Shandong in the east for the first time. More »


Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9

TORONTO (Reuters) - A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized. More »


Indivior launches generic version of opioid drug after losing court battle

(Reuters) - Indivior Plc has launched a copycat version of its blockbuster opioid addiction drug in the United States, the British drugmaker said on Wednesday, after losing a prolonged court battle to block generic rivals in its biggest market. More »


Ireland urges people not to stockpile medicines ahead of Brexit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's deputy prime minister on Tuesday called on people not to stockpile medicine before Britain quits the European Union, saying the country had at least eight weeks of supply and was moving to source medicines from other EU countries. More »


U.S. top court rejects Maryland bid to revive drug price-gouging law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Maryland's bid to revive a law aimed at preventing price gouging by pharmaceutical companies, dealing a setback to the power of states to rein in prescription drug costs. More »


Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests. More »


U.S. top court rejects bid to block Indivior opioid drug copycat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Indivior Plc on Tuesday, clearing the way for a copycat version of the British pharmaceutical firm's lucrative opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film in a victory for India-based generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories. More »


Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects

(Reuters Health) - More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests. More »


Pfizer-Lilly drug shown to help reduce back pain in late-stage trial

(Reuters) - A non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co succeeded in reducing chronic low back pain when used in a stronger dose, results from a late-stage study showed on Tuesday. More »


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