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Britain fines drug firms after steroid price for NHS rises over 10,000%

Jul 15 2021

Britain's competition regulator has fined more than 10 drug firms a record combined 260 million pounds ($360 million) for overcharging the National Health Service (NHS) for a steroid which rose from 70p to 88 pounds a pack in under eight years.

EU regulator weighing mixing COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses

Jul 14 2021

(Reuters) -Europe's drug regulator on Wednesday refrained from making any recommendations on mixing schedules of COVID-19 vaccines with doses from different manufacturers, saying it was too early to confirm if and when an additional booster shot would be needed.

EU finds potential link between heart inflammation and mRNA COVID shots

Jul 09 2021

Europe's drug regulator has found a possible link between very rare heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, it said on Friday, stressing that the benefits of the shots outweighed any risks.

Online betting firm 888 says revenues fell after UK reopening

Jul 07 2021

British online betting firm 888 on Wednesday signalled that a reopening of outdoor venues after coronavirus lockdowns was hurting daily revenues in the country, as people spend less time indoors and online.

Online betting firm 888 says revenues fell after UK reopening

Jul 07 2021

(Reuters) -British online betting firm 888 on Wednesday signalled that a reopening of outdoor venues after coronavirus lockdowns was hurting daily revenues in the country, as people spend less time indoors and online.

UPDATE 2-Online betting firm 888 says revenues fell after UK reopening

Jul 07 2021

* UK avg. daily sales 20% lower since May 17 vs earlier in 2021

Top investor Gopher clashes with UK's Playtech over bid for trading unit

Jul 06 2021

(Reuters) -Playtech shareholder Gopher Investments on Tuesday made a fresh case for its offer to buy the gambling software maker's financial trading division, weeks after Playtech agreed to sell the business to another group.

Ramsay Health sweetens offer for Britain's Spire to win over investors

Jul 05 2021

(Reuters) -Australia's Ramsay Health Care has raised its offer to buy British peer Spire Healthcare to about 1.04 billion pounds ($1.44 billion), the hospital operators said on Monday, after reports of some investor opposition to a deal agreed earlier.

GSK rejects Elliott's demands for board change, consumer sale

Jul 02 2021

(Reuters) -GSK on Friday rejected Elliott's demands that the British company change its board and sell its consumer healthcare arm after separating it from its pharma business, a day after strongly worded proposals from the activist investor.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.