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Roche boosted by trial success with blood cancer drug

Roche tablets are seen positioned in front of a displayed Roche logo in this photo illustrationRoche got a big boost on Friday when a clinical trial testing its new blood cancer drug Gazyva proved successful, lifting prospects for a new medicine that will be pivotal as the Swiss company fights the threat of biosimilar competition. Roche said Gazyva proved significantly better than its older drug Rituxan at delaying the progression of disease in people with previously untreated follicular lymphoma. Clinical trials with the new drug are important in deciding how well the Swiss drugmaker is placed to fend off cheaper competition from so-called biosimilar copies of Rituxan, which are likely to hit the market in the next couple of years.

Fri, 27 May 2016 03:33:23 -0400
Britain's Cameron urges G7 to help reduce antibiotics use

British Prime Minister David Cameron walks as he arrives at a family photo with other world leaders during the last day of the Group of Seven (G7) summit meetings in Ise Shima, JapanISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged leaders of the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to reduce the use of antibiotics and to reward drug companies for developing new medicines to fight drug-resistant superbug infections. "In too many cases antibiotics have stopped working, that means people are dying of simple infections or conditions like TB (tuberculosis), tetanus, sepsis, infections that should not mean a death sentence," he told a news conference at a summit in Japan. ...

Fri, 27 May 2016 03:12:43 -0400
British PM Cameron says happy to meet Trump but no dates fixed

ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that no dates had been fixed for a potential visit by Donald Trump to Britain but that he would be happy to meet the presumptive Republican presidential nominee if he did visit. "Often these candidates chose to come through various European countries in the run up to the U.S. elections. No dates are fixed but I am always happy to meet people on that basis," Cameron told reporters at the G7.

Fri, 27 May 2016 02:54:51 -0400
Cameron says happy to meet Trump but no dates fixed

ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that no dates had been fixed for a potential visit by Donald Trump to Britain but that he would be happy to meet the presumptive Republican presidential nominee if he did visit. "Often these candidates chose to come through various European countries in the run up to the U.S. elections. No dates are fixed but I am always happy to meet people on that basis," Cameron told reporters at the G7.

Fri, 27 May 2016 02:49:54 -0400
Cameron urges G7 to help reduce antibiotics use

British Prime Minister David Cameron talks with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim as the attend a family picture during the last day of the Group of Seven (G7) summit meetings in Ise Shima, JapanISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged leaders of the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to reduce the use of antibiotics and to reward drug companies for developing new medicines to fight drug-resistant superbug infections. "In too many cases antibiotics have stopped working, that means people are dying of simple infections or conditions like TB (tuberculosis), tetanus, sepsis, infections that should not mean a death sentence," he told a news conference at a summit in Japan. ...

Fri, 27 May 2016 02:47:43 -0400
Factbox: Hiroshima survivor - Obama apology would ease my suffering

By Minami Funakoshi HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - Barack Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, will lay a wreath on Friday at the site of the world's first atomic bombing, which killed thousands instantly. Following are comments from people in Hiroshima, which was devastated on Aug. 6, 1945. "If Obama apologized, I could die and meet my parents in heaven in peace.

Fri, 27 May 2016 02:45:14 -0400
AstraZeneca potassium drug delayed by manufacturing snag

The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on medication packages in a pharmacy in LondonAstraZeneca said on Friday U.S. regulators would not approve its new drug for high potassium levels at present due to a manufacturing issue, dealing a blow to a product acquired when it bought ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion last year. The British drugmaker said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had issued a so-called complete response letter (CRL) for ZS-9, or sodium zirconium cyclosilicate. "The CRL refers to observations arising from a pre-approval manufacturing inspection," AstraZeneca said.

Fri, 27 May 2016 02:38:55 -0400
Valeant rejected joint takeover bid from Takeda, TPG in spring: source

The headquarters of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. seen in Laval QuebecValeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc received a joint takeover offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and TPG Capital Management LP [TPG.UL] this spring that the Canadian drugmaker rejected, according to a source familiar with the matter. The offer was made a few weeks before Joseph Papa took over as Valeant's new chief executive in April last week, the source told Reuters. Takeda and private equity firm TPG were ready to offer a substantial premium to Valeant, whose stock had fallen about 65 percent this year up to the close of trade on April 22 as the drugmaker was not just seeking a new head but was also hit by an accounting scandal, the source added.

Thu, 26 May 2016 23:32:28 -0400
China regulator to launch drug pricing probe in June

A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in illustration picture in LjubljanaChina will carry out wide-ranging pricing inspections on drug firms, hospitals and procurement bodies from June 1, the country's top watchdog said on Friday, extending a tough cost-cutting campaign to reduce the price of healthcare. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement it would carry out the probes from June 1 until the end of October, checking the "pricing behavior" of drug firms and related institutions. Local media reported earlier this month that China was planning to launch "large-scale and systematic" anti-trust investigation into foreign and local drug firms.

Thu, 26 May 2016 22:44:51 -0400
The Color Purple: Biological, Sorority, and Lupy Sisters

"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." -Shug Avery in the Color PurpleIt's likely that Alice Walker wasn't thinking about Takisha Mundy and Amy Meachum when she sat down to write her award winning novel, "The Color Purple." Takisha was just beginning elementary school while Amy...

Thu, 26 May 2016 21:27:14 -0400
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