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Global prescription drug spend seen at $1.5 trillion in 2021: report 12:02am EST

Global spending on prescription medicines will reach nearly $1.5 trillion by 2021, although the annual rate of growth will decrease from recent years, according to a forecast by Quintiles IMS Holding released on Tuesday.

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Emaciated Yemeni woman now smiles but recovery patchy

SANAA Images of 18-year-old Saida Ahmad Baghili's emaciated body shocked the world and turned a spotlight on the worsening humanitarian crisis across war-torn Yemen.

World, United Nations, Yemen 9:28am EST

AstraZeneca pill slashes lung cancer progression in study

LONDON AstraZeneca's pill Tagrisso cut the risk of lung cancer progressing by 70 percent compared to standard chemotherapy in a major clinical trial, lifting prospects for a drug that is key to the company's lofty long-term sales goals.

5:07am EST

Serbia confirms first case of H5N8 bird flu

BELGRADE Serbia reported its first case of bird flu on Tuesday, saying that six swans found dead in northern Serbia were infected with the H5N8 bird flu strain.

7:39am EST

All of France placed on 'high risk' restrictions over bird flu

PARIS France widened "high risk" restrictions to the entire country after the detection of several cases of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu strain in farms in southwest France and in wild ducks in northern France, the farm ministry said on Tuesday.

5:03am EST

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