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U.S. Republican leaders hunt for votes for healthcare bill 1:46pm EDT

WASHINGTON House Republicans were making headway in efforts to build support for a reworked plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, but have not decided when to vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.

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Swiss drugmaker Roche confident sales growth will overcome generic threat

ZURICH Swiss drugmaker Roche, encouraged by better than expected first-quarter sales, said it was confident new drugs will help to deliver revenue and profit growth even as its older medicines take a hit from cheaper copies.

5:57am EDT

Synairgen loses half its value as AstraZeneca dumps drug

LONDON British biotech firm Synairgen lost nearly half its value on Thursday as partner AstraZeneca pulled the plug on an experimental drug designed to help patients fight common cold viruses.

6:20am EDT

AbbVie profit beats on Humira demand; cheers Trump tax plan

AbbVie Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit, lifted by demand for its flagship drug, Humira, and called President Donald Trump's tax plan "encouraging".

12:28pm EDT

Bristol-Myers' cancer drug Opdivo fuels Wall Street beat

NEW YORK Strong growth from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's Opdivo and Yervoy cancer immunotherapies drove the company's first-quarter results past analysts' expectations and relieved some anxiety about increasing competition for the drugs.

1:39pm EDT

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