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“Parent bloggers question role in Mylan’s EpiPen schools push” plus 9 more Reuters: Health News


“Parent bloggers question role in Mylan’s EpiPen schools push” plus 9 more Reuters: Health News

Parent bloggers question role in Mylan’s EpiPen schools push

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 11:04 PM PDT

CHICAGO (Reuters) - When Mylan NV recruited food allergy bloggers to learn about its campaign to get allergic shock antidotes into schools, many were eager to join the maker of the EpiPens they carry in purses and stash in book bags to protect their children against potentially lethal attacks.

E-cigarette users view smoke-free areas as okay for vaping

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 10:28 AM PDT

(Reuters Health) - The majority of e-cigarette users have "vaped" in a smoke-free environment and most don't view use of the devices as harmful to themselves or others, according to a U.S. study.

Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 02:23 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - Variations in a gene involved in so-called circadian rhythms that control everything from cell division to sleep may also promote the spread of breast cancer to other organs, a new study suggests.

U.S. states sue opioid-maker Indivior, alleging anticompetitive practices

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 02:14 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-five U.S. states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Thursday against opioid drug maker Indivior alleging it tried to keep generic versions of a drug off the market.

Novartis drug Zykadia gets positive trial results

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 10:36 PM PDT

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis cancer drug Zykadia showed positive results in a phase III clinical trial in treating patients with a form of lung cancer, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.

Childless women don't know much about egg freezing options

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 01:16 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - Although egg-freezing has been an option for some time, most childless women still lack knowledge about the costs and viability of freezing their eggs to preserve their fertility, suggests a small study in Canada.

Deaths and complications after surgery decline at VA

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 11:19 AM PDT

(Reuters Health) - Surgery patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are much less likely to die or suffer postoperative complications today than they were 15 years ago, a U.S. study suggests.

Lundbeck says Alzheimer's drug fails in late-stage study

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 12:35 PM PDT

(Reuters) - Danish drugmaker H Lundbeck A/S's highly anticipated experimental Alzheimer's drug failed in a late-stage study, underscoring the challenges faced by drugmakers to tackle the debilitating memory-robbing disease.

Cost hampers drive to double number of children treated for starvation: hunger experts

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 07:37 AM PDT

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drive to give six million severely malnourished children life-saving treatment every year by 2020 – twice the current number – will only succeed if governments prioritize it alongside other killers and treatment costs are cut, hunger experts said on Thursday.

Hard to swallow: emerging markets get tougher for drugmakers

Posted: 22 Sep 2016 08:32 AM PDT

LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging markets have lost their luster for Big Pharma making drug firms ever more dependent on the United States for growth just as American anger over high medicine prices is building.

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