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GW Pharma gets FDA panel nod, first cannabis-based drug nearing approval

Reuters Health News - April 19, 2018 - 1:26pm
(Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unanimously voted in favor of approving the first cannabis-derived medicine in the country, a childhood epilepsy treatment developed by GW Pharma.
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WHO recommends testing before use of Sanofi's dengue vaccine

Reuters Health News - April 19, 2018 - 12:22pm
PARIS/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday Sanofi's vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing on individuals to assess whether they have ever been exposed to the infection.
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All over the world! Couple capture their global dip-kisses at landmark locations

Pharma news - April 19, 2018 - 12:04pm

Rob and Joli Switzer go on a minimum of four international holidays per year to ensure that they get their unique dip-kiss photograph.


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Large spleen helps explain deep-diving skills of Southeast Asian 'sea nomads'

Reuters Health News - April 19, 2018 - 11:34am
(Reuters Health) - An age-old nomadic community of Southeast Asian boat-dwellers who get their food from the sea appear to have evolved enlarged spleens that may help explain their extreme diving prowess, a new study suggests.
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Trump asked about special counsel Robert Mueller

Pharma news - April 19, 2018 - 10:18am

During a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Japan, President Trump was asked about special counsel Robert Mueller


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Concussion raises Parkinson's disease risk in large U.S. study

Reuters Health News - April 19, 2018 - 10:16am
(Reuters Health) - A new study of hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces veterans concludes that banging your head severely enough to lose consciousness can dramatically increase the risk of Parkinson's, the brain disease marked by tremors, slow movements, balance problems and difficulty walking.
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FDA staff raises safety concerns over Lilly/Incyte arthritis drug

Reuters Health News - April 19, 2018 - 9:45am
(Reuters) - An experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp poses serious risks of deadly blood clots at higher doses, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Thursday, the latest setback to a treatment regulators declined to approve last year.
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Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case

Pharma news - April 19, 2018 - 8:58am

Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case Courts side with Harley-Davidson in 2017 trademark infringement lawsuit, the marque’s biggest ever win of its kind Harley-Davidson has a well-deserved reputation for, shall we say, aggressively protecting


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FAA orders jet engine inspections after Southwest explosion

Pharma news - April 19, 2018 - 7:56am

U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. The Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine’s manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work. Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an engine on a Southwest plane blew apart on Tuesday, showering the aircraft with debris and shattering a window.


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Missing Teen Back After 2 Years Traveling the Country Under Assumed Name: 'Nice to See Y'all'

Pharma news - April 19, 2018 - 7:34am

The anguished family now has answers about Aubrey Carroll, who was last seen leaving his Georgia high school


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FDA staff cites safety issues for Lilly, Incyte's rheumatoid arthritis drug

Reuters Health News - April 19, 2018 - 7:16am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff on Thursday flagged concerns about potentially fatal blood clots from higher doses of Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp's rheumatoid arthritis drug.
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Novartis CEO feels heat on U.S. generics, Cosentyx drop

Reuters Health News - April 19, 2018 - 7:06am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis' first quarterly results under new CEO Vas Narasimhan have been marred by a prized psoriasis treatment that disappointed and a sharp slump in sales by its U.S. generics unit.
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Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Pharma news - April 19, 2018 - 2:27am

Melina Roberge and her accomplice posted photos of their cruise on social media


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2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Returns 30 MPG Highway

Pharma news - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am

The fuel economy numbers are in, and Ford says these are best in class.


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FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

Pharma news - April 18, 2018 - 11:55pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. The order, called an air-worthiness directive, would require an ultrasonic inspection within the next six months of the fan blades on all CFM56-7B engines that have accrued a certain number of takeoffs. The CFM56 engine on Southwest flight 1380 blew apart over Pennsylvania on Tuesday, about 20 minutes after the Dallas-bound flight left New York's LaGuardia Airport with 149 people on board.


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Three Employees Fired at L.A. Fitness After Black Men Kicked Out of New Jersey Gym

Pharma news - April 18, 2018 - 9:51pm

Three workers at a New Jersey gym have been fired after they allegedly kicked out two black men and called the police on them.


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SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

Pharma news - April 18, 2018 - 9:08pm

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said NASA commentator Mike Curie as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soared into the cloudless, blue sky atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:51 pm (2251 GMT). The washing machine-sized spacecraft is built to search outside the solar system, scanning the nearest, brightest stars for signs of periodic dimming.


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AstraZeneca wins U.S. approval for 1st-line use of lung cancer drug

Reuters Health News - April 18, 2018 - 7:56pm
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have expanded use of AstraZeneca's lung cancer drug Tagrisso to include initial treatment of patients with a specific genetic mutation, the company said on Wednesday.
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Nanny who killed kids while parents away convicted of murder

Pharma news - April 18, 2018 - 7:35pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A once-trusted nanny who butchered two children in her care while their parents were away was convicted of murder by a jury that didn't believe her claims she was too insane at the time of the crime to be held responsible.


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Military Officers Punished After One Appears To Re-Enlist Using Dinosaur Puppet

Pharma news - April 18, 2018 - 7:10pm

An officer in the Tennessee National Guard has been removed from her position


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