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Novartis sickle-cell drug gets U.S. FDA approval

(The Nov 16 story corrects to clarify in second graph that patients will be infused by a healthcare provider.) FILE PHOTO: Novartis’ logo is seen at the Swiss drugmaker’s plant in the northern town of Stein, Switzerland on October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann By John Miller and Carl O’Donnell (Reuters) – Novartis AG on Friday […]

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NHS staff shortages put ‘cancer survival rates at risk’

Progress on treating cancer has stalled in Scotland because of staff shortages and a lack of funding, according to a parliamentary report. The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Cancer found that 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target. The report, which will be published later, has been described as […]

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Oklahoma judge reduces Johnson & Johnson opioid payout to $465 million

(Reuters) – An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572 million. FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Johnson & Johnson is displayed on a screen to celebrate the 75th anniversary […]

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Diabetes tied to increased risk of hidden spinal fractures

(Reuters Health) – People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop spinal fractures that sometimes have no obvious symptoms but are tied to increased risk of future broken bones, a research review suggests. The analysis focused on so-called vertebral fractures, also known as compression fractures, that happen when bones in the […]

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Does UK lag behind other rich nations on health and care?

The UK has fewer doctors and nurses and poorer access to elderly long-term care than other rich nations, a study shows. The OECD review also warned that many Brits were living unhealthy lives with high rates of drinking and obesity. But it praised the “strong access” to health care delivered by the NHS, saying there […]

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Morning News Call – India, November 7

Nov 7 (Reuters) – To access a PDF version of this newsletter, please click here here If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: here FACTORS TO WATCH 11:00 am: Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) meeting in New Delhi. GMF: LIVECHAT – BONDS UPDATE Dhara Ranasinghe, Reuters senior European […]

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Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule for healthcare workers struck down by U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan said the “conscience” rule was unconstitutionally coercive because it would let […]

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