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Abuse of U.S. generic-drug rules costs consumers billions, report says

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U.S. rules, aimed at ensuring prescription medicines are not misused, have been manipulated by brand-name drug companies to keep cheaper competition off the market, costing consumers billions of dollars, a report said on Wednesday. Protections set up by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called "risk...(more) 



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Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, coroner rules

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The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, was drugs-related, a coroner ruled on Wednesday. The 25-year-old socialite died at her family home in Kent, southest England in April while alone with one of her two young sons. Detective...(more) 



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Phys Ed: Train Like a German Soccer Star

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A conversation with Mark Verstegen, the German national team’s American trainer. 



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GSK warns on profits as weak lung drug sales hit

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A run of weak quarters highlights the pressure on Chief Executive Andrew Witty, whose drive to reshape Britain's biggest drugmaker has yet to deliver the hoped-for return to sustained revenue growth, following a lengthy period of patent expiries. The company is also mired in a serious...(more) 



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Eagle Pharma's drug to treat genetic condition gets U.S. approval

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(Reuters) - Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug to treat an inherited life-threatening condition called malignant hyperthermia (MH). The drug, Ryanodex, is indicated for the treatment of MH, along with supportive measures. Patients can experience abnormally faster heartbeats, elevated...(more) 



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Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

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The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206...(more) 



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Encephalitis outbreaks in India kill more than 150

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Recent outbreaks of encephalitis in India have killed more than 150 people, with health officials on alert fearing the death toll could rise further, state government directors said. Some 102 people have died in West Bengal state from the mosquito-borne virus which affects mainly malnourished children...(more) 



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U.N.'s Pillay says Israel may be committing war crimes

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, where its punitive house demolitions and killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that it is violating international law, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Wednesday. Pillay, opening an emergency debate...(more) 



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Forgiving Myself

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(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc said its experimental cancer drug met its main goal in a late-stage trial, sending its shares up about 186 percent in extended trading. The drug neratinib, codenamed PB272, is being studied as a potential adjuvant treatment for breast cancer. Adjuvant treatment,...(more) 



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Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food

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By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands, including KFC, McDonald's Corp and coffee chain Starbucks Corp, over allegations the firm supplied old and rotten meat. The five...(more) 



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German court allows patients to grow medical marijuana

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A German court ruled for the first time Tuesday that seriously ill patients may grow their own marijuana for medical purposes in certain cases. The administrative court in the western city of Cologne said that while cannabis remained illegal for general use in Germany, it may...(more) 



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Puma says cancer drug meets trial goal, shares soar

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(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc said its experimental cancer drug met its main goal in a late-stage trial, sending its shares up about 186 percent in extended trading. The drug neratinib, codenamed PB272, is being studied as a potential adjuvant treatment for breast cancer. Adjuvant treatment,...(more) 



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