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LATEST NEWS:   Bayer hits record high on move to list plastics business - FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer plans to list its less profitable plastics business on the stock market in a deal that could value the division at around 10 billion euros ($13 billion) as it focuses on healthcare, veterinary drugs and crop protection.
LATEST NEWS:   Death toll in West Africa Ebola epidemic reaches 2,622: WHO - LONDON (Reuters) - At least 2,622 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history, which has so far infected at least 5,335 people in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
LATEST NEWS:   Boehringer to pay up to $600 million for CureVac cancer vaccine - (Reuters) - Boehringer Ingelheim is betting on a cancer vaccine to fight lung tumors after signing a deal worth up to $600 million with U.S.-based CureVac, despite recent disappointments with cancer vaccines from rival firms.
LATEST NEWS:   Faster-acting erectile dysfunction drug gets FDA approval - (Reuters) - An erectile dysfunction drug that reduces by half the time patients need to take the pill before sexual activity has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
LATEST NEWS:   Merck KGaA seeks partner for immuno-oncology drug by year-end - FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA is in advanced talks with potential partners interested in its experimental cancer immunotherapy drug and expects to clinch a partnership deal before the end of the year.
LATEST NEWS:   Novo's Ryzodeg effective in type 2 diabetes treatment: study - COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk's type 2 diabetes treatment Ryzodeg has proved effective in providing good blood sugar control with fewer injections than a so-called basal-bolus treatment, according to new data from a late-stage study.
LATEST NEWS:   Merck KGaA appoints pharma head Oschmann as deputy CEO - FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA appointed the head of its pharma business, Stefan Oschmann, as deputy chief executive, it said on Thursday.
LATEST NEWS:   Online volunteers map uncharted Ebola zones to help save lives - WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Donating to disasters used to mean writing a check to Oxfam or the Red Cross.
LATEST NEWS:   San Francisco lawmaker says he takes anti-HIV drug, urges wider use - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same.
LATEST NEWS:   U.S. to begin Ebola hospital equipment lift to Liberia - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first planeload of hospital equipment in the U.S. military's battle against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak will arrive in Liberia on Friday, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.