Wednesday, April 18, 2018

White House may boost recreational marijuana enforcement: spokesman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump may ramp up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use, a White House spokesman said on Thursday, setting up potential conflicts in states where the drug is legal....

Trump pushes drugmakers for lower prices, more U.S. production

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday met with top executives from some of the biggest drugmakers, calling on them to boost U.S. production and lower prices, while he also promised to speed up approval times for new medicines....

Cambodia reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in southeast

PARIS (Reuters) - Cambodia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the southeastern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday....

U.S. court ruling on MS drug is the latest blow for Teva

(Reuters) - A bitter defeat in a U.S. patents case sent shares in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries plummeting on Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks that has investors calling for major changes at the world's largest generic drugmaker....

Smokers face tighter rules as Japanese capital eyes smoke-free Olympics

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan must make public places in Tokyo smoke-free by the time it hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics or risk falling afoul of International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules that call for a healthy games, activists said on Tuesday....

Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo's latest health trend can cure their post-pregnancy aches and pains....

Novartis says Votubia receives EU approval for new indication

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has broadened the indications for its Votubia drug, the company said on Tuesday, when the European Union approved its use to treat refractory partial-onset seizures in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex....

Medical students, faculty rally to try to save Obamacare

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of medical students and faculty members gathered at Northwestern University's school of medicine in Chicago on Monday to voice their opposition to the dismantling of Obamacare....

Mylan says being investigated over EpiPen practices

(Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Monday U.S. antitrust authorities had launched an investigation into its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment....

Ban sparks panic among refugees awaiting urgent medical care in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Al Ameen, a 33-year-old Iraqi refugee with hemophilia A, a genetic disorder that prevents proper blood clotting, has been living in Jordan awaiting medical care in the United States for two years. His condition is so advanced, his doctors have told him, that only a handful of facilities in the world can treat...

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