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Republicans scramble for health bill votes after Trump ultimatum 9:23am EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican lawmakers struggling to overcome differences over new healthcare legislation confronted a stark choice after President Donald Trump delivered an ultimatum: pass the bill on Friday or keep Obamacare in place. | Video

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EMA panel backs Novo Nordisk's hemophilia B drug

A panel of the European Medicines Agency said it recommended granting marketing approval to Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk's hemophilia B drug.

9:08am EDT

Judge dismisses two Express Scripts claims in Anthem drug pricing lawsuit

NEW YORK A federal judge has dismissed two of the six counterclaims that pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co raised in health insurer's Anthem Inc's $15 billion lawsuit claiming it charged too much for drugs.

9:06am EDT

Shares slump after Xenon Pharmaceuticals abandons acne drug

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc's shares tumbled 45 percent in premarket trading on Friday after the drug developer said it would discontinue developing its acne drug as it failed to meet the main goal in a mid-stage study.

8:21am EDT

Germany relaxes some bird flu restrictions as threat recedes

HAMBURG German authorities said on Friday they will relax some restrictions introduced to combat the spread of bird flu as the risk from the disease is falling.

7:04am EDT

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