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UPDATE 1-FDA warns companies selling kratom products on opioid addiction claims
June 25 (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.
CORRECTED-INTERVIEW-Nuclear waste, rising seas and Trump: Marshall Islands struggles to stay above water
GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - The Marshall Islands is literally struggling to stay above water but its President Hilda Heine told Reuters she had saved her breath rather than try to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to hear its climate change message.
House Democrats aim to pass aid package addressing migrant surge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday is set to pass an aid package aimed at addressing the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, House Democrats said, citing an urgency to act following reports of poor conditions, particularly for young children, at overcrowded facilities along the U.S. border.
UPDATE 5-AbbVie looks beyond Humira with $63 bln deal for Botox-maker Allergan
June 25 (Reuters) - Drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Botox-maker Allergan Plc for about $63 billion, grabbing control of the biggest name in medical esthetics to help reduce its reliance on blockbuster arthritis treatment Humira.
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%.
U.N. urges legal reform to protect women from rape at home
UNITED NATIONS, June 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The home is one of the most dangerous places for women, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as research showed only four in 10 countries criminalize marital rape.
Special Report: How judges added to the grim toll of opioids
WELCH, West Virginia (Reuters) - The opioid epidemic that has so far killed half a million Americans is routinely blamed on greedy drug makers, feckless doctors and lax regulators. But thereâs another group that has contributed to the depth and duration of the catastrophe: judges.
ITV won't commission 'Jeremy Kyle' format show again
LONDON (Reuters) - British broadcaster ITV won't commission another show with the same format as "The Jeremy Kyle Show" which was axed last month after a participant died shortly after appearing on the program, its boss told lawmakers on Tuesday.
Reuters' analysis of U.S. court secrecy: the methodology
NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) - To measure the extent and impact of court secrecy, a team of Reuters journalists analyzed Westlaw data from 3.2 million civil suits filed in federal court between 2006 and 2016.
RPT-Novartis wins Gilenya reprieve as judge blocks generics, for now
ZURICH, June 25 (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.
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