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Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill 12:57pm EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a lack of support from four Senate Republicans leaves the party's healthcare overhaul on a "very, very narrow path" to passage, but signaled a willingness to work with them to make changes.

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U.S. FDA approves Portola blood-thinner to prevent clots

WASHINGTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new oral blood-thinner made by Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery.

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Germany's Merck gets EU backing for oral MS drug

FRANKFURT Germany's Merck KGaA has won a key recommendation to become a late entrant to the market for oral multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs in Europe, six years after its first attempt to launch the cladribine pill failed.

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EU regulators greenlight U.S. biotech Aveo's kidney cancer drug

European regulators on Friday recommended the approval of Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat kidney cancer, marking a big victory for the U.S. biotech that has faced a number of setbacks in bringing the drug to the market.

8:55am EDT

EU backs second biosimilar copy of Humira, world's top drug

FRANKFURT European regulators have recommended approval of a second copy of AbbVie's rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, the world's top-selling medicine, in a further boost for so-called biosimilars in the region.

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