WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday sent U.S. House of Representatives Democrats its latest proposals for addressing legislators’ concerns about the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, lawmakers and congressional sources said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on “The President’s 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and the […]

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Drug-making giant Purdue Pharma has reportedly reached a tentative multi-billion dollar agreement in the US to settle a host of lawsuits against it. The firm owned by the billionaire Sackler family is accused of helping fuel the US opioid crisis through drugs like painkiller OxyContin. The deal would remove Purdue from the first federal trial […]

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Healthy.io said on Thursday it raised $60 million in funding and received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its smartphone-based urine albumin test to aid in diagnosing chronic kidney disease. The funding round was led by Corner Ventures with participation by Joy Capital Ventures and previous investors […]

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The logo of Sanofi is seen at the company’s research and production centre in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (Reuters) – Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday France’s Sanofi SA will pay the drugmaker $260 million for the termination of their partnership to develop diabetes drug Zynquista. Shares of Lexicon jumped 37.8% to […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health investigators are casting a wide net to understand what is sickening hundreds of vapers across the country and still have not ruled out any product on the market, even as vaping industry officials highlight the potential role of illegal cannabis products. A man uses a vape as he walks on […]

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(Reuters Health) – Women in pediatrics still earn less than men even with similar levels of experience and even after accounting for the disproportionate amount of time they devote to unpaid work at home, two new studies suggest. Overall, U.S. pediatricians had average annual income of $189,804, one study based on a 2016 survey of […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation on Monday to ban flavored e-cigarettes statewide in an effort to protect young people from the unknown consequences of vaping. FILE PHOTO: E-cigarettes are placed on a shelf for sale in a store in Prague, Czech Republic, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny “Common […]

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(Reuters) – The U.S. judge overseeing nationwide litigation concerning the opioid epidemic on Monday rejected Purdue Pharma LP’s effort to dismiss claims that its activities caused a public nuisance. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a counter at a local pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., April […]

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(Reuters) – The American Medical Association on Monday urged Americans to stop using electronic cigarettes of any sort until scientists have a better handle on the cause of 450 lung illnesses and at least five deaths related to the use of the products. A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New […]

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