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Burwell says no Zika virus cases passed by mosquitoes in continental U.S.


WASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Wednesday that no cases of the Zika virus had been passed by mosquitoes to people in the continental United States.

WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

GENEVA/LONDON The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants."

10 Feb 2016

EU agency accepts Sandoz application for pegfilgrastim biosimilar

ZURICH The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted an application to review Sandoz's biosimilar to Amgen's EU-licensed Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), a recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, Sandoz parent Novartis said on Thursday.

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Angola says 37 dead in yellow fever outbreak

LUANDA A yellow fever outbreak in Angola has killed 37 people since December with eight new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the country's national director of health Adelaide de Carvalho said late on Wednesday.

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Care and Cure: Engineering the future of diabetes treatment

Cambridge, MASS For diabetics, life is a constant struggle to maintain balance - keeping track of your carbohydrate intake, constantly monitoring blood-sugar levels, and injecting insulin. It's a never-ending cycle to stay healthy. But now major advances in engineering could end that cycle.¬† | Video

10 Feb 2016

Incyte to stop pancreatic cancer drug trial

Incyte Corp said it would discontinue a late-stage trial of its pancreatic cancer drug, ruxolitinib, after the treatment's effectiveness was shown to be insufficient.

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Walgreens threatens to pull out of Theranos partnership: WSJ

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , the largest U.S. drugstore chain, threatened to terminate its relationship with Theranos Inc unless the blood-testing company quickly fixes the problems found by federal inspectors at its laboratory in California, the Wall Street Journal reported.

10 Feb 2016

U.S. CDC sees potential widespread Zika virus in Puerto Rico

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday told a Congressional hearing that he expects Puerto Rico to be hard hit by the Zika virus outbreak. | Video

10 Feb 2016

WHO urges precautions in Zika areas but reassures most births normal

GENEVA The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised women in areas with the Zika virus, especially during pregnancy, to cover up against mosquitoes and practice safe sex but also reassured them that most would give birth to "normal infants". | Video

10 Feb 2016

Imprimis Pharma to make cheaper alternative to Retrophin's Thiola

Compounding pharmacy Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday it plans to make a cheaper alternative to Retrophin Inc's kidney stone drug, Thiola.

10 Feb 2016