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‘Word Clouds’ comfort families and doctors of dying patients

To humanize the intensive care unit and comfort families of the dying, Canadian doctors have found a way to elicit happier memories at the bedside.

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Sanofi sues Novo Nordisk over diabetes drugs

Novo Nordisk was accused of falsely claiming that Sanofi insulin drugs would no longer be available for many U.S. patients so it could promote its competing drug.

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Some Seattle Genetics drug trials placed on hold

Seattle Genetics said four people died in trials testing its experimental cancer drug, prompting the U.S. FDA to impose a clinical hold on several early-stage studies.

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SoCal Essentialis and Bay Area Biotech to Merge and Form Newly Combined Company

Capnia, located in Redwood City, Calif., and privately held Essentialis, headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., agreed to merge to form a rare disease drug company.

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Hemostemix to Reorganize; Appoints New Board and Executive Team

Clinical-stage biotech company Hemostemix Inc. has undertaken a drastic corporate restructuring plan that will include the selection of a new management team as well as a new board of directors.

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Shire Announces FDA Approval of Adynovate for use in Children and Surgical Settings

The new FDA-approved indications for Adynovate provide more hemophilia A patients access to proven prophylaxis with a simple, twice-weekly dosing schedule.

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Things to consider for Coming up with Essays

If you’re free to be able to write your application essay on any subject under the sun, you’ll requirement to pinpoint a topic that’s just good for you. To narrow the options, go through the using: Make use of essay to show on your own.

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Quicker weight bearing may be safe with knee cartilage surgery

People receiving a graft of their own knee cartilage cells may be better off returning to full weight bearing after six weeks instead of the standard eight, a small study suggests.

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Beijing buyers club? China’s cancer patients gamble on gray market

There is no official data on how many cancer patients in China turn to unregulated channels, but research indicates an increase globally in the use of gray and counterfeit markets.

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Greece reports H5N8 bird flu in wild swan: OIE

Greece has reported a case of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in a wild bird, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said, citing official information from Greece.

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China uncovers 500,000 food safety violations in nine months

China – rocked in recent years by a series of food safety scandals – uncovered as many as half a million illegal food safety violations in the first three quarters of 2016, an official said.

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Slayback Pharma announces the final approval and launch of Generic Zovirax (Acyclovir) Ointment 5%

Slayback Pharma announced the launch of Generic Zovirax Ointment (Acyclovir Ointment) 5% by its out-licensee, Sandoz (Fougera). Slayback developed the product and out-licensed the sales and marketing rights to Sandoz.

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FDA approves first drug for SMA

The U.S. FDA approved Spinraza as the first drug to treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic disease.

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Migraine drugs may repeat RA success

Four pharma heavyweights – including Amgen Inc. – and smaller drug developer Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. are racing to bring their migraine biologics to market.

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Listerine may hold promise in fight against gonorrhea

Antiseptic mouthwashes may someday be a tool in the fight against the sexually transmitted infection known as gonorrhea, but more research is needed, according to a new study from Australia.

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Cardinal Health Reaches Civil Settlement With DOJ

Cardinal Health reached a settlement resolving the outstanding civil penalty portion of the company’s 2012 administrative settlement with the U.S. DEA.

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Over the counter painkillers linked to hearing loss

Regular use of pain relievers over many years may increase the risk of hearing loss, a recent study suggests.

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natrel launches new branding initiative based on award-winning Bilateral Branding process

natrel introduced the rebranding of this pharmaceutical advertising agency with the launch of a completely new website – – and redesigned social media pages.

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Angola declares end to world’s worst yellow fever epidemic in decades

Angola declared the end of the world’s worst yellow fever epidemic in a generation after a U.N.-backed vaccination campaign of 25 million people that resulted in no new cases in six months.

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China to relax foreign investment rules for aged care: State Council

China is set to relax regulations for foreign elderly care firms in an effort to attract investment, the State Council said in a statement.

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