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New Novartis drug takes aim at tough-to-treat malaria
Reuters Health News : August 21, 2017, 12:29 pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Novartis is taking aim at drug-resistant malaria – a growing global problem – by launching clinical trials of the first new antimalarial medicine for many years in nine countries across Africa and Asia.
Drugmaker Hikma's U.S. unit raises medicine prices: Financial Times
Reuters Health News : August 20, 2017, 11:53 am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc's U.S. subsidiary has raised the price of a common diarrhea drug by more than 400 percent and is charging more for five other medicines as well, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
U.S. study revives argument over mammogram screening
Reuters Health News : August 20, 2017, 9:23 am
(Reuters Health) - Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 would prevent the most deaths from breast cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a challenge to more conservative recommendations that take into account both the harms and the benefits of screening.
Samsung Bioepis teams up with Takeda to develop original biotech drugs
Reuters Health News : August 20, 2017, 4:41 am
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday it will fund and develop multiple original drugs in partnership with Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, expanding its business scope beyond copies of existing biologic drugs.
Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu
Reuters Health News : August 20, 2017, 1:36 am
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila.