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India to quiz Philip Morris on marketing of Marlboro

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:33:44 -0400

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to seek an explanation from Philip Morris International Inc about its marketing practices after Reuters reported that the tobacco giant used tactics that government officials say flout the country's law, a health ministry official said on Friday.(image)

U.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak linked to papayas sickens 47

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:22:53 -0400

(Reuters) - An outbreak of salmonella food poisoning linked to a type of papaya has sickened 47 people from 12 states, including one person in New York City who died and 12 who were hospitalized, U.S. health officials said on Friday.(image)

Bayer says asbestos-related tumor treatment misses key goal

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:59:51 -0400

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer said on Friday a cancer treatment for patients with a type of tumor often caused by asbestos had failed to meet its main goal in a clinical trial.(image)

EU medicines agency recommends approval of Novartis leukaemia drug Rydapt

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:35:39 -0400

ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approval of a new Novartis drug to be used against a tough-to-cure form of blood cancer as the Swiss drugmaker makes headway on refreshing its oncology portfolio.(image)

EMA panel recommends against Nektar, Daiichi Sankyo's breast cancer drug

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:55:42 -0400

(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended against granting approval to a breast cancer drug being developed by Nektar Therapeutics and Daiichi Sankyo's German unit.(image)

U.S. jury sides with Amphastar over Momenta in drug patent trial

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:08:23 -0400

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal jury handed Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc a big win on Friday after it was accused of infringing on a patent held by Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc through its production of a generic version of the blood-thinner Lovenox.(image)

Pfizer, Merck KGaA skin cancer drug gets EMA nod for approval

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:36:53 -0400

(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended approving Pfizer Inc and Merck KGaA's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma.(image)

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:20:07 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications.(image)

Lesser-known gene mutations may boost breast cancer risk in Jewish women

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:37:47 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Jewish women of European descent may be at risk for additional genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.(image)

Heart attack patients missing out on smoking cessation drugs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:15:53 -0400

(Reuters Health) - People may be inspired to quit smoking cigarettes soon after a heart attack, but new research suggests many don't take advantage of drugs that help kick the habit.(image)