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“Senate Republicans seek probe of Mylan EpiPen oversight” plus 9 more Reuters: Health News

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“Senate Republicans seek probe of Mylan EpiPen oversight” plus 9 more Reuters: Health News


Senate Republicans seek probe of Mylan EpiPen oversight

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 07:18 PM PDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department.

Allergan to buy Tobira in push for fatty liver disease drugs

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 03:50 PM PDT

(Reuters) - Botox maker Allergan Plc, in its third acquisition this month, said it would pay up to $1.7 billion for Tobira Therapeutics Inc to get a leg up in the race to develop therapies for NASH, an incurable fatty liver disease closely linked to obesity.

GlaxoSmithKline names insider Emma Walmsley as new CEO

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 09:05 AM PDT

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday it had chosen its head of consumer healthcare, Emma Walmsley, as its new chief executive, after several months reviewing internal and external candidates.

Just going on vacation may change gene activity

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 02:09 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - In a new study comparing a meditation retreat with just relaxing in the same locale, both options improved stress regulation, immune function and other cellular markers in the blood.

China Vitamin C price-fixing verdict voided by U.S. appeals court

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 11:22 AM PDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $147.8 million price-fixing verdict against two Chinese companies that were accused of conspiring to raise prices and lower supply of vitamin C sold to U.S. purchasers.

Giving babies eggs and nuts early may avert allergies

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 12:19 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - Infants who get a taste of eggs and peanuts starting when they're as young as 4 months old may have a lower risk of developing allergies to those foods than babies who try them later, a research review suggests.

Wearable activity trackers may not boost weight loss

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 09:21 AM PDT

(Reuters Health) - For young adults on a long-term healthy diet and exercise program, tracking activity with a wearable device may not lead to additional weight loss, according to a new study.

Are U.S. public schools prepared for an emergency?

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 12:41 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - More than a fifth U.S. school districts lack comprehensive plans to respond to natural disasters, epidemic diseases or other emergencies, a new report finds.

Drugmakers pledge to clean up antibiotic factories, curb overuse

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 04:04 AM PDT

(Reuters) - Thirteen leading drugmakers promised on Tuesday to clean up pollution from factories making antibiotics and take steps to curb overuse of the medicines as part of a drive to fight the rise of drug-resistant superbugs.

Amgen cholesterol drug reduces arterial plaque buildup: study

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 08:56 AM PDT

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said on Tuesday its potent new cholesterol fighter, Repatha, met the primary and secondary goals of a study designed to show it can decrease plaque buildup in heart arteries of patients already taking widely used statin drugs, such as Lipitor.

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