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White House says vote on healthcare plan may not come for weeks

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:19:09 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional vote on a Republican healthcare plan may not come for weeks as leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate continue negotiations over possible proposals, the White House said on Monday.(image)



NASH: The next untapped pharma market gives investors many options

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:00:58 -0400

(Reuters) - Large drugmakers with piles of cash are on the hunt for promising medicines being developed by small companies to treat NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease poised to become the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020.(image)



Mindfulness-based stress reduction only slightly improves low back pain

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:22:53 -0400

(Reuters Health) - - Mindfulness-based stress reduction programs (MSBR) appear to improve low back pain only slightly, and only temporarily, a review of previous research suggests.(image)



Poorest preschoolers most vulnerable to fatal child abuse

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:04:18 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Children in America’s poorest communities have three times the risk of dying from child abuse before age 5 as children in the wealthiest neighborhoods, a new study finds.(image)



Sanofi files U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Mylan over EpiPen

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:26:17 -0400

(Reuters) - Sanofi SA on Monday sued Mylan NV, accusing the pharmaceutical company of engaging in illegal conduct to squelch competition to its EpiPen allergy treatment, which has been at the center of a public debate over drug prices.(image)



Canada recommends against testing everyone for hepatitis C

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:02:27 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Adults who don't have an increased risk of hepatitis C infection should not be tested for it, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommended today.(image)



Diet and gut bacteria linked with blood clots

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:46:59 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Consuming too much choline, a nutrient sold in over-the-counter dietary supplements, can boost the risk for blood clots, researchers warn.(image)



Childhood death of sibling might affect survivor’s lifespan

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:07:08 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Death of a sibling in childhood is associated with a greater risk of early death in the surviving brother or sister, researchers say.(image)



Lilly reports positive interim data on breast cancer combo drug

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:09:57 -0400

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said the combination of its experimental breast cancer drug and a commonly used treatment met the main goal of a late-stage study in an interim analysis, setting the stage for a regulatory submission later this year.(image)



Express Scripts says likely to lose top client Anthem

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:45:55 -0400

(Reuters) - Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said Anthem Inc, its biggest customer and one that has sued the company over claims of being overcharged, was unlikely to renew its contract after it ends in 2019.(image)