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Teva launches generic version of EpiPen for young children

(Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Tuesday made its generic version of Mylan's EpiPen for young children available in most retail pharmacies at $300 for a 2-pack. Learn More


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Cardinal Health warns ongoing opioid-related lawsuits to hit business

(Reuters) - Drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc warned on Tuesday that its business could be hurt as it defends itself against several opioid-related lawsuits. More »


Planned Parenthood opts out of U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals

(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers. More »


AstraZeneca's Imfinzi combination fails advanced lung cancer study

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca said on Wednesday a combination treatment including its lung cancer drug Imfinzi failed to extend the lives of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and high levels of gene mutations. More »


Exclusive: Philips, under investigation in U.S. and Brazil, fired whistleblower who warned of graft

SAO PAULO, August 21 (Reuters) - Healthcare giant Philips was warned of suspicious sales of its medical equipment to the Brazilian government, and failed to halt them, nearly a decade before an alleged bribery racket was exposed in the company's Brazil operations last year, Reuters has learned. More »


Elderly in Hong Kong looking to China for affordable care in retirement

HONG KONG (Reuters) - After spending time with his 84-year-old mother in a senior care home in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, David Lee walked up to the supervisor and asked to reserve a place there for his own retirement. More »


Expert panel updates advice on BRCA cancer gene screening

(Reuters Health) - Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are associated with increased risks for breast, ovarian, and other cancers, but only certain women stand to benefit from genetic testing, according to updated recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). More »


Drugmakers Endo, Allergan agree to $15 million in settlements in major opioid case

(Reuters) - Endo International Plc and Allergan Plc have agreed to pay $15 million to avoid going to trial in October in a landmark case by two Ohio counties accusing various drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic. More »


Vaping impacts blood vessels, even without nicotine

(Reuters Health) - Healthy young people show signs of impaired blood vessel function after just a few puffs of an electronic cigarette, even without nicotine, new research shows. More »


High levels of exhaust pollutants may raise risk for degenerative eye disease

(Reuters Health) - Exposure to high levels of exhaust may raise the risk of the vision robbing disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests. More »


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