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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LONDON (Reuters) – Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci’s litany of exquisite but unfinished work shows he probably had an attention disorder common to modern society. An illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of the altered connections, visualised with diffusion tractography (yellow tint), that are important for executive functions in people with ADHD, as created with MRI technique pioneered by […]

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(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co has cut ties with Purdue pharma LP over the OxyContin maker’s alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, forcing it to find a new bank to manage cash and bill payments, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. <img title="Exclusive: JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma […]

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people. The drive to rein in the deadly virus has been hampered by attacks on treatment centers […]

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<img title="AbbVie halts enrollment after brain cancer trial misses goal, shares fall " alt="AbbVie halts enrollment after brain cancer trial misses goal, shares fall " src="https://s2.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190517&t=2&i=1388115809&r=LYNXNPEF4G14B&w=450" aria-label="A screen displays the share price for Pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid”> A screen displays the share […]

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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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Patients who have had a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain can safely take aspirin to cut their risk of future strokes and heart problems, according to a new study. Aspirin thins the blood and so doctors have been cautious about giving it, fearing it could make bleeds worse. But The Lancet research suggests […]

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – PG&E Corp may set up a $105 million housing fund for victims of 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California, which set records for devastation and were blamed on the utility’s equipment, the judge overseeing the bankruptcy of the investor-owned power producer ruled on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A vineyard burns overnight during […]

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