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'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli heads into fraud trial 6:08am EDT

NEW YORK Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, will go on trial on Monday for what U.S. prosecutors called a Ponzi-like scheme at his former hedge fund and a drug company he once ran.

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USDA finds abscesses, unidentified material in raw Brazil beef: USDA

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found repeated import violations in raw Brazilian beef, including abscesses and unidentified foreign material, a top agency official said, explaining reasons for a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef.

Environment, Jun 23 2017

New Roche haemophilia drug prevents bleeds but questions remain

ZURICH Roche's investigational haemophilia drug emicizumab cut the bleed rate by 87 percent in patients with resistance to standard therapy compared with those who received another treatment, the Swiss company said on Monday.

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Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

NEW YORK Health insurers are concerned about the U.S. Senate's plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the industry's largest lobbyist said on Friday.

Jun 23 2017

Novartis breast cancer drug Kisqali wins European panel backing

ZURICH A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approving Novartis's Kisqali drug, bolstering the Swiss drugmaker's bid to challenge rival Pfizer's Ibrance against tough-to-treat breast cancer.

Jun 23 2017

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