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Novo Nordisk more cautious on timing of U.S. Tresiba launch

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk is more cautious in its assessment of when it would launch its Tresiba diabetes drug in the United States, a critical growth driver for the future, according to statements it made in its quarterly report. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...(more) 

India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion: official

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's population will cost an estimated 1.6 trillion rupees ($26 billion) over the next four years, a senior health ministry official said. Under the National Health Assurance...(more) 

Bayer says animal health unit large enough

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer sought to dampen expectations that any proceeds from a separate listing of its plastics unit would be used for takeover deals to bolster its animal health activities. "We have an animal health business that is not small, with good products in the...(more) 

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India's Cipla asks government to revoke Novartis patents on respiratory drug

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Cipla Ltd said on Thursday it had requested the Indian government to revoke five patents held by Swiss firm Novartis AG on respiratory drug Onbrez, to boost its access in the Indian market. Cipla alleged that Novartis has had patents on...(more) 

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Liberia official: 'Good progress' against Ebola

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's assistant minister of health says he agrees with a World Health Organization analysis that the rate of transmission of Ebola appears to be slowing in the West African nation.... 

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Microsoft launches wearable fitness device for $199

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(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and...(more) 

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In U.S. Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same

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By Jonathan Allen and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the U.S. battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip zode. For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be more like a staycation, albeit one with a...(more) 

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Dallas man's Ebola Halloween house draws criticisms in virus-hit city

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By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A man who decorated his Dallas home for Halloween to resemble an Ebola hot spot has found that charities he wanted to benefit by showing it off are refusing donations from an exhibit many find to be in poor...(more) 

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Watch: President Obama Praises Health Care Workers in Fight Against Ebola

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White House sets two different quarantine guidelines for health care workers and U.S. troops in West Africa. 

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Expert questions US quarantine's efficacy and fairness

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The enforced quarantine of a nurse has sparked a debate in the United States over what should be done with people who have been in contact with Ebola patients, but show no symptoms themselves. Quarantining people to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, including the Spanish...(more) 

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Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

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FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and has been under a voluntary in-home quarantine in Maine has stepped outside to voice her concerns about the state's quarantine guidelines. 

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Liberia Ebola deaths down, Sierra Leone up after revision: WHO

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Almost 300 fewer people are known to have died from Ebola in Liberia than previously thought, while more than 200 have been added to Sierra Leone's death toll, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The WHO said it had tried to clean...(more) 

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