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Cameron urges G7 to help reduce antibiotics use

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ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged leaders of the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to reduce the use of antibiotics and to reward drug companies for developing new medicines to fight drug-resistant superbug infections. "In too many cases antibiotics...(more) 



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AstraZeneca potassium drug delayed by manufacturing snag

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AstraZeneca said on Friday U.S. regulators would not approve its new drug for high potassium levels at present due to a manufacturing issue, dealing a blow to a product acquired when it bought ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion last year. The British drugmaker said the Food...(more) 



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British PM Cameron says happy to meet Trump but no dates fixed

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ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that no dates had been fixed for a potential visit by Donald Trump to Britain but that he would be happy to meet the presumptive Republican presidential nominee if he did visit. "Often these candidates...(more) 



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Roche announces positive results for Gazyva in phase III study

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Roche Holding AG said on Friday its drug Gazyva showed superior progression-free survival compared to Mabthera/Rituxan in people with previously untreated follicular lymphoma in the pivotal phase III Gallium study that met is primary endpoint early. Results from an interim analysis showed that the Gazyva-based treatment...(more) 



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Factbox: Hiroshima survivor - Obama apology would ease my suffering

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By Minami Funakoshi HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - Barack Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, will lay a wreath on Friday at the site of the world's first atomic bombing, which killed thousands instantly. Following are comments from people in Hiroshima, which was devastated on...(more) 



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Valeant rejected joint takeover bid from Takeda, TPG in spring: source

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The offer was made a few weeks before Joseph Papa took over as Valeant's new chief executive in April last week, the source told Reuters. Takeda and private equity firm TPG were ready to offer a substantial premium to Valeant, whose stock had fallen about 65...(more) 



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China regulator to launch drug pricing probe in June

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China will carry out wide-ranging pricing inspections on drug firms, hospitals and procurement bodies from June 1, the country's top watchdog said on Friday, extending a tough cost-cutting campaign to reduce the price of healthcare. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement...(more) 



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Theranos sued over blood tests, in proposed class action

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(Reuters) - Blood-testing company Theranos Inc was sued on Thursday, accused of endangering customer health through "massive failures" that misrepresented the accuracy and quality of its blood tests, according to court papers. The proposed class action was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern...(more) 



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Programs to reduce drinking may not work on fraternity members

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By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - College students who are in so-called Greek letter organizations seem to be immune to programs that work for other students to reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, according to a new review of research on the topic. Fraternity members...(more) 



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Beth Israel, a Hospital That Once Took Everyone, Will Take Far Fewer

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Employees and community members worried how the downsizing of the Manhattan hospital, which was founded by immigrants, for immigrants, would affect their lives. 



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Scene City: Celebrities and Philanthropists Honor Gordon Parks at Annual Gala

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The event preserves the work of the influential photographer and artist. 



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Social media-based HIV testing finds new cases

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Outreach on social media may help encourage men at high risk for HIV infection to get themselves tested, a new study from the U.K. suggests. When researchers advertised home sampling kits to gay and bisexual men through social media...(more) 



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