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ZURICH/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Friday won U.S. approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants, and priced the one-time treatment at a record $2.125 million. The Food and Drug Administration approved Zolgensma for children under the age of two with […]

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<img title="Bayer hires law firm to probe Monsanto data collection " alt="Bayer hires law firm to probe Monsanto data collection " src="https://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190521&t=2&i=1389420955&r=LYNXNPEF4K0YZ&w=450" aria-label="FILE PHOTO: The so-called "Chempark", the main plant and headquarters of German Pharmaceutical and chemical maker Bayer AG is pictured along western Europe’s most important waterway in Leverkusen, Germany, May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang […]

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The recently exposed illegal dossier US herbicide maker Monsanto, now owned by German Pharmaceutical firm Bayer, apparently compiled to influence public opinion, included people from seven European states and maybe beyond. Monsanto files listing prominent pro- and anti-herbicide public figures, initially revealed by French media, included “stakeholders in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health risk. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto Co’s Roundup is shown for sale in […]

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You don’t have to smoke to get lung cancer. In fact, as many as 20 percent of people with lung cancer have never smoked. And many of those people are diagnosed with the disease when it’s at a stage where it’s incurable. Cancer experts have set off some alarm bells after publishing a report in […]

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Oyster lovers, beware: Raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico, have been linked to a gastrointestinal illness outbreak in California. Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) shared the news late last week, announcing between February and April at least 12 consumers who ate the oysters sold by […]

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TORONTO (Reuters) – A tiny, little-known government agency is ramping up regulation of Canada’s Pharmaceutical industry, seeking to rein in prices for patented drugs that are among the highest in the world, according to industry sources and a Reuters analysis of government data. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist counts pills in a pharmacy in Toronto, Ontario, […]

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DENVER (Reuters) – As Denver voters went to the polls on Tuesday for a mayoral election, they were also asked to decide whether to decriminalize possession of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic drug in what is widely known as “magic mushrooms.” FILE PHOTO: Boxes containing magic mushrooms sit on a counter at a coffee and smart shop […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that glyphosate, a chemical in many popular weed killers, is not a carcinogen, contradicting recent decisions by U.S. juries that found that it caused cancer in people. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis […]

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday declined to approve Nabriva Therapeutics Plc’s antibiotic for complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), even as the nation grapples with the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. The FDA has asked Nabriva to address issues relating to manufacturing deficiencies at one of its contract manufacturers, before the […]

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