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“U.S. lawmakers blast Mylan CEO over 'sickening' EpiPen price hikes” plus 9 more Reuters: Health News

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“U.S. lawmakers blast Mylan CEO over 'sickening' EpiPen price hikes” plus 9 more Reuters: Health News


U.S. lawmakers blast Mylan CEO over 'sickening' EpiPen price hikes

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 03:05 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday blasted Mylan NV Chief Executive Heather Bresch for sharply increasing prices for the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment at a congressional hearing in which Republicans and Democrats questioned the reasons behind rising U.S. drug costs.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $3 billion to fight disease

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 10:33 PM PDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime."

Smoking leaves chemical traces on DNA

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 02:55 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - Tobacco smoke leaves its mark on DNA by changing a chemical code on the DNA molecule that can sometimes change gene activity, according to a new study.

AstraZeneca pulls cancer drug application in Europe

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 03:25 AM PDT

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has pulled an application seeking European approval to sell its experimental cancer drug cediranib in combination with chemotherapy to treat ovarian cancer because of late-stage questions raised by regulators reviewing the product.

Disease-related malnutrition costs U.S. $15.5 billion annually: study

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 11:12 AM PDT

(Reuters) - The United States could save at least $15.5 billion in annual healthcare spending if malnutrition caused by chronic diseases is better addressed, according to a study.

UnitedHealth trims drug coverage, including Sanofi insulin

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 12:43 PM PDT

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, will stop covering several brand-name drugs as of next year, reinforcing a trend of payers steering prescriptions to lower-priced options.

Obesity, violence hamper U.S. progress on U.N. health goals: study

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 02:05 PM PDT

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States performs poorly in U.N. rankings on progress towards global health goals due to its high levels of violence, alcohol abuse and childhood obesity, a study has found.

Vasectomies not linked to increased prostate cancer risk

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 02:09 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - Having a vasectomy doesn't increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer or dying from it, a U.S. study suggests.

Yes, Virginia, there is a weight gain over Christmas

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 02:10 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - A new study has confirmed what your waistband has told you all along - you gain weight during the holidays.

United Nations pledges to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Posted: 21 Sep 2016 12:10 PM PDT

(Reuters) - United Nations member countries pledged for the first time on Wednesday to take steps to tackle the threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in a coordinated effort to curb the spread of infections by pathogens that defy antimicrobial medicines.

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