British ministers want post-Brexit drug regulation deal with EU

LONDON The British government sought to reassure drug companies and biotech firms on Monday by calling for continued co-operation with the European Union over drug regulation after Brexit.Drugmakers, which overwhelmingly favored remaining in the EU, account for 25 percent of all UK business research
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Yemen’s cholera death toll rises to 1,500: WHO

ADEN The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic.Yemen has been devastated by a 27-month war between a Saudi-led coal
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Brazil sends meat safety report to EU, vows reinforced inspections

SAO PAULO Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said in a report to the European Union's food safety body on Friday that salmonella with a potential to harm public health had not been detected in lots of poultry due to be exported to the bloc.In a statement, the ministry also said it was reinforcing the ins
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Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation.Senate Republican leaders had set Frid
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Oklahoma sues opioid drugmakers; New Hampshire presses epidemic probe

OKLAHOMA CITY/BOSTON Oklahoma on Friday joined growing litigation over claims drugmakers misrepresented the risks of opioid painkillers, as New Hampshire cleared a hurdle in its own probe of the role played by companies in the national addiction epidemic.Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed a
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Roche buys diabetes app firm in digital health push

ZURICH Roche has bought Vienna-based diabetes management platform mySugr for an undisclosed price, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, joining a crowd of companies expanding app-based digital health services.Privately held mySugr offers a logbook for mobile devices to help people track their blood s
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FDA outlines plan to speed rare disease drug designation

WASHINGTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to reorganize its drug review staff and create a SWAT team to eliminate a backlog of requests for rare disease drug designation, it said on Thursday.The agency plans to deploy a team of senior reviewers with expertise in drugs to treat diseases
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Senate Majority leader cites ‘good progress’ on healthcare talks

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said Republican senators are making "good progress" on their efforts to come to agreement on retooled draft legislation aimed at repealing and replacing the 2010 Affordable Care Act. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan separately on T
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Fewer U.S. cancer survivors breathing secondhand smoke

<span class="articleLocation">(Reuters Health) - Cancer survivors are less than half as likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke as they were a generation ago, a U.S. study suggests. Even when they don’t smoke themselves, cancer patients who regularly breathe indoor air contaminated by
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Air pollution limits in U.S. inadequate to prevent deaths

<span class="articleLocation">(Reuters Health) - With the Trump Administration threatening to loosen air pollution controls, a new study is showing that even existing rules are causing tens of thousands of extra deaths in the United States each year.Researchers used 12 years of data - hea
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