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Substituting methadone for opioids could save billions

8 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Policymakers and insurers have been pushing people addicted to opioids into abstinence-based detox programs, but a new study concludes that methadone and similar drug-maintenance treatments save lives and money.

U.S. judge rejects plea deal with Novelion's Aegerion

9 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a plea deal that was part of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc's recent agreement to pay $40.1 million to resolve U.S. probes into its marketing of a cholesterol drug, saying it was "not in the public interest."

Amsterdam, Paris win post-Brexit EU agencies in lucky dip

10 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amsterdam and Paris won the right to host two EU agencies that must leave London because of Brexit after an extraordinary ministerial meeting in Brussels that left both results decided by drawing lots from a fishbowl.

Many U.S. schools don’t teach CPR even when states require it

10 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to students, many do not, a new study suggests.

Babies learn what words mean before they can use them

10 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Babies begin to learn words and what they mean well before they begin talking, and researchers are beginning to understand how they do it.

Cancer survivors often living with PTSD

10 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can sometimes linger for years, a Malaysian study suggests.

HCR ManorCare gets respite from dropped Medicare fraud lawsuit

11 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department withdrew a Medicare fraud lawsuit against HCR ManorCare, removing a cloud over one the largest U.S. nursing home chains as it nears a deadline to settle a legal dispute with its landlo...

Reimbursement cuts on lab tests pressure U.S. lab firm shares

12 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare, a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years, but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companies.

Amsterdam to host EU drug agency in lucky-dip thriller

12 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amsterdam won the right to host the EU's drug agency when it leaves London after Brexit after tying with Milan in a vote on Monday that was then decided by the drawing of lots, diplomatic sources said.

Milan, Amsterdam face off to host EU drug agency: sources

13 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Milan and Amsterdam will run off later on Monday for the right to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) when the EU drugs body must leave London after Brexit, diplomats said after a vote.

Milan leads Amsterdam, Copenhagen in vote for EU drugs agency

13 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Milan came out in the lead after the first round of a European Union vote on Monday to pick the new host for the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) after Brexit, diplomatic sources said.

Roche stock up $12 billion on cancer, hemophilia trials; rivals hit

14 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older medicines.

Help obese kids avoid weight stigma, doctors advise

16 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Shaming kids about their weight doesn’t encourage them to shed excess pounds, U.S. doctors warn.

Acorda Therapeutics scraps Parkinson's drug after deaths

16 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - Acorda Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would stop developing its Parkinson's disease drug, less than a week after the company reported deaths in key studies testing the treatment.

Acorda Therapeutics scraps development of Parkinson's disease drug

17 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - Acorda Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would terminate developing its drug to treat Parkinson's disease, a week after the drugmaker reported five deaths in key studies testing the treatment.

Roche shares climb after trial wins in cancer, hemophilia

20 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche announced two trial wins for its cancer and hemophilia drugs on Monday, boosting its shares and weighing on the stocks of its main rivals.

Roche announces trial successes in cancer, haemophilia

22 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche announced a double dose of trial wins on Monday, saying its immunotherapy Tecentriq mixed with other drugs made advances against lung cancer, while data suggested its haemophilia agent Hemlibra could be used by more patients.

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

23 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/Aids and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday.

Roche says Tecentriq combination cuts lung cancer risk

23 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

ZURICH (Reuters) - A late-stage trial of Roche's immuno-oncology medicine Tecentriq with other cancer drugs as an initial therapy for lung cancer met its goal of significantly reducing the risk of disease worsening or death, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday.

South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and raised its bird flu alert level to the highest ranking.

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