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Czechs order inspection of all Polish beef imports: CTK agency

4 hours 2 min ago
Czech authorities will inspect all beef imported into the Czech Republic from neighboring Poland following the discovery of salmonella in a 700 kg batch of imported Polish beef, news agency CTK said on Wednesday.
Categories: Health

Israeli biopharma firm BiomX raises $32 million in private funding

4 hours 47 min ago
Israeli biopharma firm BiomX said on Wednesday it raised $32 million in a private funding round that will primarily be used to advance the company's drug candidates for the treatment of acne and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Categories: Health

Indivior launches generic version of its Suboxone opioid drug

6 hours 30 min ago
British drugmaker Indivior Plc said on Wednesday it had launched a copycat version of its blockbuster opioid addiction drug Suboxone in the United States, just one day after a court decision cleared the way for its rivals to market generic versions of it.
Categories: Health

China confirms African swine fever hits Shandong province as national outbreak spreads

8 hours 3 min ago
China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has confirmed the country's ongoing African swine fever outbreak continues to spread across the nation, hitting the major livestock production province of Shandong in the east for the first time.
Categories: Health

British start-up breeds high performance bugs for animal feed

8 hours 4 min ago
After centuries of selective breeding of animals and plants to maximize yields in agriculture, bugs are getting the same treatment, as demand for insect protein grows.
Categories: Health

Indivior launches generic version of opioid drug after losing court battle

9 hours 56 min ago
Indivior Plc has launched a copycat version of its blockbuster opioid addiction drug in the United States, the British drugmaker said on Wednesday, after losing a prolonged court battle to block generic rivals in its biggest market.
Categories: Health

Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects

18 hours 38 min ago
(Reuters Health) - More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests.
Categories: Health

Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

18 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests.
Categories: Health

Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 23:30
A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized.
Categories: Health

Merck's Keytruda fails late-stage study in liver cancer patients

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 23:11
Merck & Co Inc's cancer drug Keytruda failed a late-stage trial's main goals of slowing disease progression and extending the life of patients with a common type of liver cancer, the company said on Tuesday.
Categories: Health

Common yeast infection pill tied to miscarriages

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:30
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who take fluconazole, an oral antifungal used to treat vaginal yeast infections, may be more likely to have miscarriages than women who don't take this pill during pregnancy, a Canadian study suggests.
Categories: Health

Joining a clinical trial is too hard for many cancer patients

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:33
(Reuters Health) - Only a small fraction of cancer patients volunteer for clinical trials. The reason, a new study suggests, is not that they don't want to, but that the system makes it too hard.
Categories: Health

U.S. top court rejects bid to block Indivior opioid drug copycat

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:36
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Indivior Plc on Tuesday, clearing the way for a copycat version of the British pharmaceutical firm's lucrative opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film in a victory for India-based generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.
Categories: Health

U.S. top court rejects Maryland bid to revive drug price-gouging law

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:33
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Maryland's bid to revive a law aimed at preventing price gouging by pharmaceutical companies, dealing a setback to the power of states to rein in prescription drug costs.
Categories: Health

Intercept's fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:12
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a step closer to approval and sending the company's shares surging 25 percent.
Categories: Health

Intercept's drug for patients with liver fibrosis due to NASH meets main goal

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:00
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment for patients with liver fibrosis due to a progressive fatty liver disease met one of the main goals in a late-stage study.
Categories: Health

Philippines revokes Sanofi's product license for dengue vaccine

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:32
The Philippines has permanently halted the sale, distribution and marketing of Sanofi's dengue vaccine in the country after the French drug maker failed to meet the directives of regulators.
Categories: Health

Pfizer-Lilly drug shown to help reduce back pain in late-stage trial

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:23
A non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co succeeded in reducing chronic low back pain when used in a stronger dose, results from a late-stage study showed on Tuesday.
Categories: Health

Vietnam confirms first African swine fever cases on three farms

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:34
African swine fever has been detected on three farms in Vietnam, authorities said on Tuesday, the first confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease in the Southeast Asia country.
Categories: Health

Environmentalists seek tougher EU curbs on Balkan coal power plants

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:10
Environmentalists urged EU policy makers on Tuesday to take a tougher stance on air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans, blaming the fumes for 3,900 deaths across Europe each year.
Categories: Health

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