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FDA approves Pfizer's drug for advanced breast cancer

Health News (Reuters) - 3 hours 58 min ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it approved Pfizer Inc's drug for an advanced form of breast cancer tied to an inherited gene mutation.
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J&J beats profit estimates, lifts outlook on pharma unit strength

Health News (Reuters) - 4 hours 31 min ago
Johnson & Johnson reported slightly better-than-expected third quarter profit and raised its full-year forecast on Tuesday as increased demand for cancer drugs and immune disorder treatments powered strong results for its pharmaceutical unit.
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J&J applauds U.S. proposal on drug prices in TV ads

Health News (Reuters) - 4 hours 31 min ago
Johnson & Johnson applauded a U.S. government proposal requiring drugmakers to include price of medicines in television ads, Chief Financial Officer Joseph Wolk said in a CNBC interview on Tuesday.
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Johnson & Johnson edges past profit estimates, lifts outlook

Health News (Reuters) - 6 hours 19 min ago
Johnson & Johnson reported slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday and pushed its full-year forecast higher, as demand for its cancer drugs Zytiga and Imbruvica helped offset falling sales of arthritis treatment Remicade.
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China's Changsheng Bio-technology hit by heavy penalties in vaccine scandal

Health News (Reuters) - 6 hours 29 min ago
A unit of China's vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd has been hit with penalties totaling 9.1 billion yuan ($1.32 billion) after it was embroiled in a scandal over falsifying data for a rabies vaccine.
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Amgen, Novartis kick off fight for AbbVie blockbuster drug in EU

Health News (Reuters) - 7 hours 37 min ago
Rival versions of the world’s top-selling drug, AbbVie's Humira, went on sale in Europe on Tuesday, years ahead of similar cut-price copies being available in the United States.
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J&J agrees with U.S. proposal on drug prices in TV ads

Health News (Reuters) - 8 hours 49 min ago
Johnson & Johnson agreed with a U.S. government proposal requiring drugmakers to include price of medicines in television ads, Chief Financial Officer Joseph Wolk said in a CNBC interview on Tuesday.
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China's Dabeinong reports suspected African swine fever case on related farm: media

Health News (Reuters) - 11 hours 18 min ago
One of China's top animal feed producers said on Tuesday an affiliated firm has culled nearly 20,000 pigs due to a suspected case of African swine fever, according to a report by the China Securities Journal.
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China to lift restrictions on area hit by African swine fever

Health News (Reuters) - 11 hours 18 min ago
China will lift restrictions on an area in Wuxi city of Jiangsu province where an outbreak of African swine fever was found, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday
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HPV vaccination not linked with rise in teen risky sex

Health News (Reuters) - 17 hours 41 min ago
(Reuters Health) - A new study adds to earlier evidence that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead girls to be less careful about sex.
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WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as toll soars

Health News (Reuters) - 21 hours 38 min ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo's Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as confirmed cases and deaths from the virus spiraled.
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Less violent behavior seen in teens where spanking is illegal

Health News (Reuters) - 21 hours 44 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Teens may be less likely to get in fist fights when they live in countries where it's illegal for parents to spank or slap children as punishment for bad behavior, an international study suggests.
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U.S. to propose TV ads for drugs must include list prices

Health News (Reuters) - 21 hours 46 min ago
The U.S. government, in an effort to increase pressure on drugmakers to lower costs for U.S. consumers, said on Monday it will propose requiring companies to include the price of their prescription medicines in television ads.
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Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, of whom 24 died

Health News (Reuters) - 22 hours 3 min ago
Congo has confirmed 33 cases of Ebola virus in the past week, of whom 24 died, the health ministry said on Monday.
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More homeless kids visit ERs with Massachusetts shelter restrictions

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:54
(Reuters Health) - Emergency room visits for homelessness surged at a large urban children's hospital after Massachusetts made it harder for families to get into shelters, a new study suggests.
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Yemen conflict could push millions more to brink of famine: U.N.

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:09
The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million - or two in five of the population - from around 8.5 million in coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis, the United Nations food agency said on Monday.
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Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:01
Up to 10,000 Americans due to have hip or knee replacements will be able to funnel basic health data directly from their Apple Watches to their surgeons under a new app being tested by orthopedics company Zimmer Biomet.
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U.S. TV drug ads to carry information on prices

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:43
TV advertisements for drugs made by major U.S. companies will soon direct patients to information about the potential price of medicines, a pharmaceutical industry lobbying group said https://www.phrma.org/press-release/phrma-members-take-new-approach-to-dtc-television-advertising on Monday.
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HVP vaccination not linked with rise in teen risky sex

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:17
(Reuters Health) - A new study adds to earlier evidence that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead girls to be less careful about sex.
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More hip-hop videos show smoking and vaping

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:56
(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of popular hip-hop music videos feature smoking, vaping and marijuana use, with displays of tobacco products and drugs becoming increasingly common, a new study suggests.
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