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Express Scripts staking out million-dollar gene therapies

(Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs. Learn More

 

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Long-acting injection a shot in the arm for GSK's HIV business

LONDON (Reuters) - A long-acting injection developed by GlaxoSmithKline and given once a month has proved as effective as standard daily pills for controlling the AIDS virus, lifting prospects for the British drugmaker's key HIV business. More »

 

Stocking EpiPens at restaurants might reduce fatal allergic reactions

(Reuters Health) - If restaurants and other food establishments stocked epinephrine autoinjectors, the number of fatal allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis, could decrease, a small study in Canada suggests. More »

 

Chinese vaccine maker made 500,000 substandard baby vaccines: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese drug company produced nearly 500,000 substandard vaccines for babies, roughly double an earlier estimate by authorities investigating a safety scandal, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. More »

 

Express Scripts staking out million dollar gene therapies

(Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs. More »

 

China's Liaoning culls more than 8,000 hogs after African swine fever outbreak

BEIJING (Reuters) - Northeast China's Liaoning province has now culled 8,116 hogs in response to an outbreak of African swine fever earlier this month, the provincial animal husbandry bureau told Reuters on Wednesday. More »

 

South Africa's parliament considers tougher anti-smoking bill

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A bill that would toughen anti-smoking legislation in South Africa has been submitted to parliament for review by lawmakers, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as a campaign against the proposed changes intensifies. More »

 

Trump administration sued over Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state. More »

 

New York sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioids

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands. More »

 

Monsanto Roundup appeal has uphill climb on 'junk science' grounds: legal experts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bayer AG unit Monsanto faces long odds on an appeal blaming an "inflamed" jury and "junk science" for a verdict of $289 million in damages to a man who said the company's Roundup weed killer caused his cancer, according to some legal experts. More »

 

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