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Valeant CEO 'disappointed' in Allergan poison pill: CNBC

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(Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which made a $47 billion unsolicited offer for competitor Allergan Inc. on Tuesday, said during an interview on CNBC that he was "disappointed" with Allergan's so-called poison pill. Allergan on Tuesday night said that its board of...(more) 

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Breastfeeding may protect against heart disease: study

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People who had low birth weights and those breastfed for short periods may be more likely to develop chronic inflammation linked to heart disease in adults, a study said Wednesday. Researchers in the United States found a "significant" association in almost 7,000 people between birth weight...(more) 

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Futures flat after six straight days of gains

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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to keep buying following six straight days of gains on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. According to Thomson Reuters data, profits are seen rising 1.1...(more) 

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Spectrum Pharma's cancer drug meets main goal in trial

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(Reuters) - Spectrum Pharmaceuticals said its experimental cancer drug was shown to be safe and effective in a mid-stage trial. Spectrum's drug, Captisol-enabled melphalan, is an intravenous formulation of a common chemotherapy drug melphalan, and is being tested in multiple myeloma patients undergoing stem cell transplants....(more) 

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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. 

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Appendicitis without surgery may be safe option for some kids

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By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with simple cases of appendicitis may be safely treated with antibiotics instead of surgery, suggests a new study. Forgoing surgery to remove the appendix may not be an option for all kids, researchers say, but just...(more) 

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Not all older adults want emergency stroke drug: study

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By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one-quarter of older adults would not want to receive clot-busting medication for a stroke if they arrived at the hospital unable to make the decision themselves, a new survey found. The medication, tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA,...(more) 

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Oklahoma execution halted amid confusion over stay orders

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By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a one-week stay in the execution of a death row inmate due to die by lethal injection on Tuesday, in a move to clear up confusion over which state body has the final say...(more) 

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Missouri executes convicted killer in 1993 cattle-stealing plot

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(Reuters) - Missouri officials on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering a farming couple in their 60s in a plot to steal their cattle, a state official said. William Rousan, 57, was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. (1.10 a.m. EDT)...(more) 

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California bill to curb medical marijuana passes key hurdle

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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A measure to regulate California's chaotic medical marijuana industry passed a key legislative hurdle on Tuesday, in a move that could lay the groundwork to tax and control recreational use of the drug if it ultimately becomes legal. U.S....(more) 

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Valeant won't pay whatever it takes for Allergan: CEO

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(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc won't pay whatever it takes to acquire rival Allergan Inc, and it will not turn its bid into an all-cash deal, Valeant Chief Executive Michael Pearson said on Tuesday in New York. Valeant and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited...(more) 

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Retirees who use the Internet less likely to be depressed: study

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"The largest impacts on depression were actually for those people who lived alone, so it's really suggesting that it's about connecting with others, eliminating isolation and loneliness," lead study author Shelia Cotten said. Depression affects nearly eight percent of Americans over the age of 50, or...(more) 

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