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Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new revenue for the financially troubled state. Learn More


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Novartis wins Gilenya reprieve as judge blocks generics, for now

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has won a U.S. federal court order preventing rival generic makers from selling versions of the Swiss drugmaker's top-selling multiple sclerosis medicine Gilenya in the United States, at least until a patent dispute is resolved. More »


Akorn gets FDA warning letter for another manufacturing plant

(Reuters) - Akorn Inc said on Tuesday it received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding its manufacturing facility in New Jersey, the latest in a string of setbacks for the generic drugmaker. More »


FDA declines to approve Acer Therapeutics' rare genetic disorder treatment

(Reuters) - Acer Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its treatment for a severe, rare genetic disorder that can cause blood vessels to fatally rupture, sending its shares plunging as much as 78%. More »


Migraine in pregnancy linked with complications for mothers and babies

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women with migraine headaches are more likely to develop complications, and their babies are at higher risk for complications early after birth, too, a large study from Denmark suggests. More »


Vitamin deficiencies may be the only sign of celiac disease

(Reuters Health) - Adults with undiagnosed celiac disease often have nutrient deficiencies as the only sign of the condition, researchers say. More »


Supreme Court to hear insurers' bid for $12 billion in Obamacare money

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether insurers can seek $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans. More »


FDA warns companies selling kratom products on opioid addiction claims

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters on Tuesday to two privately held companies for illegally selling unapproved, misbranded drugs containing kratom claiming to cure opioid addiction and withdrawal symptoms. More »


Oklahoma judge approves Teva's $85 million opioid settlement

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge on Monday approved a revised $85 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd resolving claims by the state's attorney general that the drugmaker helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic. More »


Judge allows Missouri's only abortion clinic to stay open for at least five more days

(Reuters) - A Missouri judge ruled on Monday the state's only abortion clinic can remain open for at least five more days, but he ordered Planned Parenthood to take its fight against closure to a state arbiter. More »


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