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22:18 EDT 23rd September 2018 | BioPortfolio

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Sunday 23rd September 2018

As China builds biotech sector, cash floods U.S. startups

For three whirlwind days in June, U.S. scientist Zhi Hong went shopping at the Boston Bio Conference to find drugs to fill the pipeline of his two-week-old drug company.

Friday 21st September 2018

Hurricane power outages may increase risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

(Reuters Health) - Homeowners in North Carolina and South Carolina who lost electricity in the wake of Hurricane Florence need to realize that backup generators and other temporary power sources can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, scientists warn. ...

Drug shortages may add $230 million to annual U.S. drug costs

(Reuters Health) - Prescription drug shortages may drive up prices twice as much as they would rise with medicines in abundant supply, adding $230 million a year to U.S. drug costs, a new study estimates.

U.S. agency accuses Walmart of pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday filed a lawsuit accusing Walmart Inc of forcing pregnant workers at a Wisconsin warehouse to go on unpaid leave and denying their requests to take on easier duties.

UK doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine

Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled.

'Heat-not-burn' cigarettes still damage lungs

(Reuters Health) - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette may lead to just as much lung damage as traditional cigarettes, a recent study suggests.

Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems

(Reuters Health) - The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests.

Bulgaria reports outbreak of virulent bird flu

An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to a farm in southern Bulgaria, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Friday.

Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda, a country so far clear of the deadly virus, authorities in Congo said on Friday.

Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men: WHO

More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Lilly migraine drug wins European panel thumbs-up

A European Medicines Agency panel on Friday recommended the approval of U.S. pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly's migraine treatment, bringing the drug one step closer to being sold in the European Union.

Bayer hemophilia treatment wins thumbs-up from EU panel

Bayer AG's long-acting treatment for hemophilia A has won a recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel for the treatment of the rare genetic disorder in which blood does not clot easily.

Takeda lung cancer drug gets European panel nod

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co's lung cancer drug received the recommendation of a European Union panel on Friday, more than a year after it won regulatory approval to be sold in the United States.

China reports first case of African swine fever Jilin province

China reported two new cases of African swine fever on Friday, as the deadly disease continued to spread to new areas in the world's top pork producer.

Thursday 20th September 2018

Diabetes drugs less affordable, less available in lower income countries

(Reuters Health) - People who live in low-income and middle-income countries may have a harder time finding and affording essential medicines for diabetes than residents of wealthier nations, a recent study suggests.

Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine if virus spreads from Congo

Uganda will vaccinate against Ebola should it spread from Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been hit twice this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

More evidence exercise may be good for your mood

(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often, a U.S. study suggests.

Bon appetit! French find traces of bugs in their food and drink

From insect residues in fizzy drinks to beef gelatin in yoghurt, consumer group Foodwatch said it had found undisclosed animal-based ingredients in a dozen food and drink products sold in France.

Excess pounds can lead to a leaky bladder

(Reuters Health) - Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say.

Technogym targets content fix for fitness fans to sustain growth

Italy's Technogym is looking to offer fitness fanatics more content via exercise equipment screens or their personal devices, its founder and chief executive said on Thursday.

Tanzania suspends U.S.-funded family planning ads on radio, television

Tanzania has suspended broadcasting of family planning advertisements by a U.S.-funded project, a health ministry letter showed, a fortnight after President John Magufuli said family planning was for those "too lazy to take care of their children". ...

EU approves fifth copy of AbbVie's $18 billion drug Humira

Europe has approved a fifth copy of AbbVie's $18-billion-a-year biologic drug Humira – the world's best-selling prescription medicine – ramping up competition among makers of less-expensive biotech drugs.

Mylan, Fujifilm win EU okay for copy of AbbVie's Humira

Mylan and Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics said on Thursday they had won European approval to market a cheaper copy of AbbVie's $18-billion-a-year biologic drug Humira, the world's best-selling prescription medicine.

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Cargill recalls about 132,000 lbs of beef products over possible contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling about 132,000 pounds of ground beef products that may have been contaminated with E.Coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday.

Judicial bypass process for abortion in Texas causes harm, researchers say

(Reuters Health) - The judicial bypass process for abortion in Texas could be used as a form of punishment, allowing officials to humiliate young women for their personal decisions, a small study suggests.


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