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LATEST NEWS:   Gilead cancer immunotherapy wins U.S. approval with $373,000 price - (Reuters) - A new therapy for a type of lymphoma developed by Kite Pharma, which was acquired by Gilead Sciences Inc, won U.S. approval on Wednesday, marking the second approval for this potentially revolutionary approach to fighting cancer.
LATEST NEWS:   White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it.
LATEST NEWS:   U.S. FDA panel backs approval of Novo Nordisk diabetes drug - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's new diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, reasonably safe and should be approved, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday.
LATEST NEWS:   U.S. judge says he may reject plea deal with Novelion's Aegerion - BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday said he may reject a plea agreement that was part of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc's recent $36 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, saying he was not happy with its sentencing terms.
LATEST NEWS:   Epidurals may not make labor last longer - (Reuters Health) - Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia known as an epidural to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   Vitamin D supplements linked to lower risk of asthma attacks - (Reuters Health) - Asthma attacks serious enough to require steroid treatment or hospitalization may be less likely when people take vitamin D supplements, a recent analysis suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   Health insurer Anthem takes pharmacy business in house, taps CVS to help - (Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc will start managing its billions of dollars of patient prescriptions itself in 2020, it said on Wednesday, ending a deal with Express Scripts Holding Co that had deteriorated into lawsuits over terms.
LATEST NEWS:   McDonald's South Korea office raided in burger probe: reports - SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said.
LATEST NEWS:   Cancer drug prices rising far faster than inflation - (Reuters Health) - The prices of injectable cancer drugs - even older medicines around since the 1990s - are increasing at a rate far higher than inflation, researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
LATEST NEWS:   Allergan ruling casts doubt on tribal patent strategy - (Reuters) - A U.S. judge’s ruling on Monday invalidating Allergan Plc's patents on its blockbuster $1.5 billion dry-eye medicine, Restasis, has cast doubt on the company's novel strategy to enlist a Native American tribe to help shield those patents from challenge by generic drugmakers, legal experts said.