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Novo Nordisk filing move brings Tresiba closer to U.S. market

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(Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk said on Thursday it had decided to submit interim analysis data from a clinical trial of its crucial new insulin drug Tresiba to U.S. regulators within the next month. The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) asked Novo to conduct the...(more) 

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Senate tries to score political points on way to budget vote

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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday launched a marathon session that will end with a vote on a budget plan after lawmakers weigh in on dozens of amendments that are likely to have more effect on campaign ads in 2016 than...(more) 

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Syria has OKed three of 33 U.N. aid access requests in 2015: official

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Syrian government has only allowed the United Nations to deliver aid to three of the 33 sites it has requested access to this year, aid chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday as she urged the U.N. Security Council...(more) 

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Genfit to conduct large liver drug trial despite setback

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(Reuters) - French drugmaker Genfit SA said on Thursday it will begin a late stage trial later this year of its lead treatment for a liver-destroying condition, saying it failed a midstage trial in part due to the prevalence of patients with a mild form of...(more) 

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Georgia governor to sign bill allowing limited medical marijuana use

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By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia Republican Governor Nathan Deal will sign legislation legalizing a non-smoking form of medical marijuana for patients with seizure disorders and seven other medical conditions, the governor's spokesman said on Thursday. Deal plans to wait until after the legislative session...(more) 

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Midlife fitness may lower risk of some cancers later

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“Among the men who developed cancer, those who were more fit at middle age had a lower risk of dying from all the three cancers studied, as well as cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Dr. Susan G. Lakoski of the University of Vermont in Colchester. “Even...(more) 

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Indiana Governor Declares Public Health Emergency to Battle Worst HIV Outbreak in State History

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today declared a public health emergency for a county battling what is believed to be the worst HIV outbreak in the state's history. It's believed to be the worst HIV outbreak in the state history, said Brittany Combs, public health nurse at...(more) 

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Black market trade in organs targeted in anti-trafficking treaty

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By Katie Nguyen LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a dozen countries have agreed to enforce laws to fight trafficking in human organs, a business that exploits the world's poorest people and earns criminals up to $1.2 billion in illegal profits every year. Albania, Austria,...(more) 

Morphosys, Celgene end cooperation on MOR202 drug candidate

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Morphosys and Celgene have agreed to end their cooperation on MOR202, but clinical trials of the drug candidate will continue, Morphosys said on Thursday. Morphosys said it aimed to release first clinical data from the ongoing phase 1/2a trial at a medical conference...(more) 

U.S. House approves bipartisan fix to Medicare doctors pay

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, solving a longstanding problem and making adjustments to the way Medicare costs are paid. Drafted by House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader...(more) 

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Sweden's Medivir in partner talks for drug candidate MIV-802

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Swedish pharmaceutical company Medivir is in ongoing discussions to license hepatitis C drug candidate MIV-802 to another firm, it said on Thursday. In December Medivir said MIV-802 had been selected as a candidate drug and entered non-clinical development. "It is almost unlikely that we will take...(more) 

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WHO urges Europeans to work together to counter high drug prices

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - European governments need to be better at sharing expertise about the cost-effectiveness of new medicines to counter the budget strains posed by the arrival of a wave of costly drugs, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Only a few...(more) 

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