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China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai

November 17, 2018 - 5:06pm
Four new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in China's provinces of Jiangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan as well as the municipality of Shanghai, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday.

FDA declines to approve Aquestive's Viagra rival

November 17, 2018 - 5:06am
Aquestive Therapeutics Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its erectile dysfunction treatment and sought additional data.

Novartis' blood disorder drug gets FDA approval for expanded use

November 17, 2018 - 4:41am
Novartis AG said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of its low platelets drug to treat patients with a rare, genetic blood disorder.

Pfizer to raise U.S. drug prices in January after previously backing down

November 17, 2018 - 3:55am
Pfizer Inc said on Friday that it plans to hike U.S. prices on 41 of its medicines in January, after walking back its previous planned price increases this summer under pressure from President Donald Trump.

Make-a-Wish program tied to lower hospital costs for sick kids

November 17, 2018 - 3:48am
(Reuters Health) - Kids with life-threatening illnesses who receive a special gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation may have lower hospital costs than sick children who don't get these gifts, a U.S. study suggests.

Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

November 17, 2018 - 2:42am
An 11th child has died in less than four weeks at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, one of 34 young patients with compromised immune systems to have been infected by a viral outbreak, state health officials said on Friday.

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

November 17, 2018 - 2:33am
Alphabet Inc's life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels.

Pfizer plans to increase U.S. drug prices in January

November 17, 2018 - 2:11am
Pfizer Inc said on Friday that it plans to hike U.S. prices on 41 of its medicines in January, after walking back its previous price increases this summer under pressure from President Donald Trump.

Hygiene standards not up to the mark at farmers' markets

November 17, 2018 - 1:42am
(Reuters Health) - Vendors at farmers' markets could benefit from lessons in food-safety, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University.

Alphabet's life sciences unit halts glucose-sensing lens project

November 17, 2018 - 12:37am
Verily, Alphabet Inc's life sciences division, is putting on hold one of its oldest and high-profile projects, a smart lens to help monitor sugar levels.

Alphabet's Verily pauses project on glucose-sensing lens

November 16, 2018 - 11:55pm
Alphabet Inc's Verily said on Friday it is pausing research on glucose-sensing lens, one of its earliest projects.

Social media posts by marijuana companies may have teen appeal

November 16, 2018 - 10:41pm
(Reuters Health) - In Washington state, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2012, cannabis companies are forbidden by law from making social media posts that appeal to youngsters, that encourage overconsumption and that suggest the drug has curative properties.

New 'Cold Card' helps first-responders treat hypothermia

November 16, 2018 - 10:35pm
(Reuters Health) - Search and rescue teams and first responders have a new resource for assessing people who have been exposed to extreme cold.

New blow to China as African swine fever found in wild boar

November 16, 2018 - 7:22pm
China's efforts to stem the spread of African swine fever were dealt a fresh blow on Friday when the agricultural ministry confirmed it had found the first case in a wild boar, deepening a three-month-old crisis for the world's top pork producer.

Therapy through song: Choir helps Hungarian lung patients breathe more easily

November 16, 2018 - 5:59pm
A Hungarian doctor has prescribed her lung disease patients a new form of physical and spiritual therapy - singing in public as part of a choir.

China reports first African swine fever case in wild boar

November 16, 2018 - 4:48pm
China said it had found African swine fever virus in a dead wild boar in Jilin province, the agriculture ministry said in a statement released on its website on Friday, the nation's first case confirmed among wild hogs.

Key AstraZeneca lung cancer treatment misses study goal

November 16, 2018 - 4:05pm
AstraZeneca said on Friday its immunotherapy drug Imfinzi did not meet the main goal of improving survival rates for patients with the most advanced form of lung cancer, putting pressure on its shares.

AstraZeneca's key lung cancer treatment fails main goal in late-stage trial

November 16, 2018 - 2:09pm
AstraZeneca's combination of two immunotherapy drugs did not meet the main goal in a closely watched late-stage study for certain type of stage IV lung cancer, the company said on Friday.

China's Sichuan province becomes 18th to report African swine fever

November 16, 2018 - 1:40pm
China's agricultural ministry confirmed on Friday the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever in the southwest province of Sichuan, the country's top pig-producing region, raising the likelihood of a major impact to pork supplies in coming months.

AstraZeneca's pivotal lung cancer trial fails main goal in late stage trial

November 16, 2018 - 1:00pm
AstraZeneca's combination of two immunotherapy drugs did not meet the main goal in a closely watched late stage study, the company said on Friday.