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U.S. FDA okays wider use of GSK ovarian cancer drug - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:34pm - GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday U.S. regulators approved its ovarian cancer treatment Zejula for wider use in some advanced cancers, in a boost to the British drugmaker's oncology portfolio as it competes with rival AstraZeneca.

U.S. FDA says carcinogen not found in alternatives of Zantac and its generics - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:31pm - U.S. retailers Walmart Inc, CVS Health Corp Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Rite Aid Corp have all removed Zantac off their shelves after some drugs containing its key ingredient ranitidine were found to have traces of the impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

Amazon buys healthcare start-up Health Navigator - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:22pm - Inc said on Wednesday it bought healthcare start-up Health Navigator, its second purchase in the healthcare services industry.

That last toke for the road could be a downer with pot breathalyzers coming - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:11pm - One toke for the road could end up being a total bummer for drivers who smoke pot, with several companies in the United States preparing to market cannabis breathalyzers as legalized marijuana spreads across the country.

J&J slashes third-quarter profit by $3 billion over proposed opioid deal - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:10pm - Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday lowered its previously reported third-quarter profit by $3 billion to account for a proposed opioid settlement payment.

New York, states reach $700 million settlement with Reckitt over opioid probes - 23 Oct 2019 at 5:02pm - New York and five other states have reached a $700 million settlement deal with Reckitt Benckiser over allegations that the drug distributor improperly marketed a drug to treat opioid addiction, New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Wednesday.

PTSD tied to higher, earlier stroke risk - 23 Oct 2019 at 4:11pm - (Reuters Health) - Young adults who develop PTSD may be more likely to have a stroke by the time they are middle aged, a study of U.S. veterans suggests.

Limited language fluency tied to repeat hospitalizations - 23 Oct 2019 at 3:16pm - (Reuters Health) - Poor language comprehension may raise the odds of a repeat hospitalization, a Canadian study suggests.

Teva?s proposed opioid settlement could cost drugmaker pennies on the dollar - 23 Oct 2019 at 3:09pm - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's proposed $23 billion drug giveaway to settle thousands of U.S. opioid lawsuits will likely cost the company a fraction of that figure due to how it has valued those medicines, according to a Reuters review of pricing data and industry analysts.

Drinking with certain drugs tied to fall risk for seniors - 23 Oct 2019 at 3:06pm - (Reuters Health) - Older adults who take many common medicines may be more likely to fall and be injured when they drink alcohol, a recent study suggests.

Moderate weight gain may be healthiest in twin pregnancies - 23 Oct 2019 at 1:21pm - (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women may be "eating for two" - or more - but when it comes to twin pregnancies, gaining too much weight may be as bad as gaining too little, a U.S. study suggests.

Eli Lilly to target cancer drug developers for deals - 23 Oct 2019 at 10:33am - Eli Lilly and Co will target cancer drug developers for deals, Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks said on a post-earnings conference call on Wednesday.

Workers in pain: Employers take a new twist to prevent costly injuries - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:11am - Your job does not have to be physically demanding to literally be a pain in the neck, or knee, or lower back.

Disease fighters to mark partial victory in polio eradication battle - 23 Oct 2019 at 5:24am - Global health officials will on Thursday announce a partial victory in the decades-long fight to end polio, with a second of three strains of the crippling virus certified as eradicated worldwide.

South Korea warns of 'serious risk' from vaping, considers sales ban - 23 Oct 2019 at 4:55am - South Korea on Wednesday advised people to stop using liquid e-cigarettes due to growing health concerns and vowed to speed up an investigation into whether to ban sales, a move likely to hit major producers such as Juul and local tobacco company KT&G.

Johnson & Johnson CEO testified Baby Powder was safe 13 days before FDA bombs... - 23 Oct 2019 at 3:50am - Facing off against a plaintiff?s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson?s Baby Powder, the company?s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company?s iconic brand was safe.

Biogen, Eisai revive plans for Alzheimer's drug, surprising market - 23 Oct 2019 at 1:43am - Biogen Inc revived plans on Tuesday to seek U.S. approval for Alzheimer's treatment aducanumab, surprising investors and saying data from more patients in two discontinued studies showed the drug reduced the decline of patients.

Canadian election clears path for universal drug plan - 22 Oct 2019 at 11:25pm - Canada's Liberal government is more likely to pass a universal prescription drug plan after losing its majority in Monday's election, setting the stage for what would be the biggest shakeup of the country's public healthcare system since it was created in the 1960s.

Women giving birth in low-income countries often endure abuse - 22 Oct 2019 at 5:09pm - (Reuters Health) - Women are often mistreated during labor and delivery at hospitals in low-income countries, a new study suggests.

More than 100 elephants die in Botswana in suspected anthrax outbreak - 22 Oct 2019 at 3:26pm - More than 100 elephants have died in Botswana in the past two months partly because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, the government said on Tuesday.

Williams apologises to Tiger for slur - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:09pm - Tiger Woods says he was hurt by a racist slur from his former caddie Steve Williams, who referred to him as a "black arsehole".

Thorpe bombs out in Beijing - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:04pm - In a sobering reality check, Ian Thorpe has failed to qualify for the 100 metres freestyle final at the FINA World Cup short course meet in Beijing.

Bangkok floods force Socceroos switch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:57pm - Australia's World Cup qualifier against Thailand next week has been moved to another stadium in Bangkok because of flooding in the city, Football Federation Australia said.

Warne returns to big stage - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:22pm - Champion leg spinner Shane Warne has signed on to play with Melbourne Stars in the inaugural Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament at the end of the year.

Rugby returns to Christchurch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:00pm - A 17,000-seat temporary stadium will host rugby union matches, including an All Blacks v Ireland Test, in earthquake-hit Christchurch next year, Prime Minister John Key said.

Ponting takes aim at 'underdone' Proteas - 7 Nov 2011 at 7:31pm - Ricky Ponting believes South Africa could suffer from a lack of first-class preparation in the opening Test in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Teen knocks off Parko in final - 7 Nov 2011 at 6:45pm - Australian Joel Parkinson has lost the final of the Rip Curl Pro Search to rising Brazilian teenage sensation Gabriel Medina in San Francisco.

Pakistan shines on pitch with series win - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:50pm - Pakistan highlighted its talent on the pitch to draw the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah and win the series 1-0, just days after three former team-mates were jailed for spot-fixing.

O'Driscoll out of Six Nations - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:17pm - Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll has been ruled out of action for up to six months and will miss his country's Six Nations campaign when the annual tournament kicks off in February.

T-Rex charged over high shot - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:57pm - Tony Williams is likely to miss Australia's Four Nations clash with Wales this weekend after being charged with a high tackle on England back rower Ben Westwood.

Sammy and Bishoo spark India collapse - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:32pm - Darren Sammy and Devendra Bishoo shared five wickets to trigger India's collapse on the second day of the opening Test against the West Indies in New Delhi.

David wins record sixth squash world title - 6 Nov 2011 at 10:07pm - Malaysian squash superstar Nicol David has won a record sixth women's World Open title, overtaking Australia's Sarah Fitz-Gerald.

Czechs take out Fed Cup - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:34pm - Doubles duo Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke sealed a 3-2 victory for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final against Russia in Moscow.

Federer charges to fifth Basel title - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:09pm - Roger Federer has returned to winning mode 10 months after his last title, as the home tennis hero schooled Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 to win a fifth Swiss Indoors title in Basel.

Lucky Spurs hold off Fulham - 6 Nov 2011 at 4:26pm - Tottenham Hotspur has survived a late onslaught to earn a somewhat fortunate 3-1 win at London rival Fulham and remain fifth in the English Premier League standings.

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