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WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm. Learn More


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U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against requiring drug prices in TV ads

(Reuters) - U.S. drugmakers filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a new government regulation that would require them to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements. More »


Bluebird prices gene therapy at 1.58 million euros over 5 years

(Reuters) - Bluebird bio Inc on Friday set a price for its gene therapy, Zynteglo, at 1.58 million euros ($1.78 million) over five years, after winning conditional approval in Europe this month to treat a rare genetic blood disorder. More »


Listening to music may ease cancer patients' pain

(Reuters Health) - Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients' pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan. More »


Brazil asks for WTO investigation of Indonesia on poultry trade

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government has formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open a panel to investigate Indonesian policies on Brazil's poultry exports, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. More »


Indonesia cracks down on online tobacco ads to deter young smokers

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia, the world's fourth biggest producer of cigarettes, will crack down on online tobacco advertisements in a bid to target youthful smokers, the communication minister said on Thursday. More »


Health Canada to allow some edible cannabis products starting mid-December

(Reuters) - Health Canada said on Friday that some edible cannabis products, extracts and topicals would be sold in physical or online stores from mid-December. More »


Experimental mobile app helps manage migraines

(Reuters Health) - A smartphone-based relaxation app could help migraine sufferers reduce the number of headaches they get each month, a small study suggests. More »


U.S. cities propose framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks

(Reuters) - Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitched a novel plan that would bring all 24,500 communities nationally into their negotiations for billions of dollars in settlements. More »


Got an antibiotic prescription from your dentist? Chances are, it might be unnecessary

(Reuters Health) - More than three-quarters of antibiotic prescriptions written by dentists before dental procedures are unnecessary and might do more harm than good, a new U.S. study found. More »


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