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What do patients know about generic biotech drugs?

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Many patients haven’t heard of “biosimilars,” generic versions of complex biotech drugs, and even some who say they’re familiar with these medicines may still be confused about them, a small European survey suggests. Biotech drugs known as biologics are injected...(more) 



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Novartis to disband cell & gene therapy unit, 120 jobs to go

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Novartis is folding activities of its Cell and Gene Therapy unit into other business and research locations, eliminating 120 positions, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday. The move intensifies a corporate makeover begun this year as it focuses on high-growth areas including cancer immunotherapy. Basel-based Novartis...(more) 



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Many factors influence parental decisions about throat surgery

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Better communication from doctors may help parents struggling with the decision to have their child undergo throat surgery for sleep disordered-breathing conditions, a small study suggests. About 20 percent of children have issues with breathing while asleep, such as snoring...(more) 



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F.D.A. Orders Stronger Warning on Common Painkiller-Sedative Mix

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The move was part of a broader effort by the federal government to reduce deaths from drug overdoses, now more numerous than car crashes in the United States. 



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Alzheimer's drug study gives 'tantalising' results

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A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's is showing "tantalising" promise, scientists say. 



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Critical Shopper: Westfield World Trade Center, the Consumer Cathedral

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In a rush of nostalgia, four girls of the ’90s stroll through the shiny new Westfield mall. 



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Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Angela Bassett Reads ‘What the Psychic Knew’

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In this week’s podcast, the actress and film director reads the story of a woman whose life is haunted by a psychic’s predictions. 



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Uzbek leader, in hospital, misses key national day date

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By Olzhas Auyezov ALMATY (Reuters) - Uzbekistan's veteran president, Islam Karimov, who suffered a brain hemorrhage at the weekend according to his daughter, failed to deliver his traditional Independence Day address for the first time in 25 years on Wednesday. Karimov, 78, has run the Central...(more) 



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Alere lawsuit accuses Abbott of 'buyer's remorse' in proposed merger

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Alere claims in its complaint that Abbott has avoided responding to a second request by the Federal Trade Commission in a bout of "buyer's remorse" spurred by a desire to free up capital for Abbott's other major planned deal - a $24 billion acquisition of rival...(more) 



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U.S. FDA strengthens warning over opioid/sedative combination

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The agency is requiring that black box warnings, the strongest available, be added to nearly 400 products, alerting doctors and patients that combining opioids and benzodiazepines can cause extreme sleepiness, slowed breathing, coma and death. The agency said the move is part of a broad action...(more) 



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Phys Ed: How to Ride Downhill on a Bicycle

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Tips from a national champion on cycling down hills with speed and confidence. 



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Trial drug shows 'impressive' Alzheimer's action: study

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An experimental drug cleared protein buildup in the brains of people with mild Alzheimer's disease and slowed their mental decline, the results of a preliminary trial showed Wednesday. "Although potentially this is an exciting story, it is important to temper any excitement with considerable caution," said...(more) 



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