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“Adverse events in trial dent hopes for Roche hemophilia drug” plus 9 more Reuters: Health News

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“Adverse events in trial dent hopes for Roche hemophilia drug” plus 9 more Reuters: Health News


Adverse events in trial dent hopes for Roche hemophilia drug

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 01:41 PM PDT

LONDON (Reuters) - Four patients have suffered serious adverse events in a clinical trial of an experimental hemophilia medicine from Roche, the Swiss group said on Wednesday, clouding prospects for its potential blockbuster product.

Brexit threatens supply of new drugs, report warns

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 03:06 AM PDT

LONDON (Reuters) - British patients could end up not being able to access modern medicines if there is a "hard Brexit", a think tank report endorsed by a former Conservative health minister warned on Wednesday.

Some e-cig sweeteners may make toxic fumes at cigarette levels

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 02:23 PM PDT

Sweeteners added to the liquid nicotine vaporized in e-cigarettes may release levels of certain toxins that are as high as in smoke from traditional cigarettes, a recent study suggests.

WHO advises proper washing, no shaving in fight against hospital superbugs

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 04:31 PM PDT

LONDON (Reuters) - Patients going for surgery should bathe or shower beforehand but their surgical site should not be shaved, and antibiotics should be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, but not afterwards, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Accurate Facebook posts about Zika virus were plentiful, not popular

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 02:25 PM PDT

Social media is an important source of news for many Americans, but the health stories that are most popular may also be the least accurate, suggests a study of Facebook posts about Zika virus.

Wars and dogs complicate WHO's bid to kill off Guinea worm

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 11:12 AM PDT

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's battle to eradicate Guinea worm is being hampered by conflict and infections in dogs but cases have fallen to just 17 so far in 2016, the doctor leading the fight told Reuters on Wednesday.

Eisai latest cancer drugmaker to win UK approval after price cut

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 05:05 PM PDT

LONDON (Reuters) - Cancer drugmakers are cutting prices to ensure their medicines are used routinely on Britain's National Health Service, following the overhaul of a cancer drug funding scheme, with Japan's Eisai the latest to win approval.

Infant deaths during home birth often tied to delivery problems

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 11:24 AM PDT

When U.S. babies die during home births, the cause is most often labor and delivery complications, birth defects or infections, a recent study suggests.

FDA highlights liver safety issues in Cempra drug review

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 07:12 AM PDT

(Reuters) - Cempra Inc's experimental drug to treat community-acquired pneumonia, the kind recently suffered by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, causes a potentially concerning rise in liver enzymes, according to a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

China approves Pfizer vaccine Prevenar

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 01:53 AM PDT

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese regulators have approved Pfizer Inc's blockbuster vaccine Prevenar 13, the U.S. drugmaker said on Wednesday, a breakthrough for the firm after it was forced to shut its vaccine business in China last year.

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