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Britain's use of copycat biotech drugs takes off while U.S. lags 1:35pm EDT

LONDON Cut-price copies of an expensive Roche biotech drug for blood cancer have taken 80 percent of the British market since launching last year, saving the healthcare system 80 million pounds ($113 million) a year, experts said on Wednesday.

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Shoe inserts may not help plantar heel pain

(Reuters Health) - Mass-produced shoe inserts available on drugstore shelves and customized orthotics may not work for plantar heel pain, a research review suggests.

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Germany confirms H5N6 bird flu case on island farm

HAMBURG German authorities have confirmed outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu type at a farm on an island off the German North Sea coast, the Schleswig-Holstein state agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

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Endo, others to pay $270.8 mln to resolve Lidoderm U.S. antitrust cases

Endo International Plc and two other companies have agreed to pay $270.8 million to resolve class action lawsuits alleging Endo paid a generic drug manufacturer to delay launching a cheaper version of its Lidoderm painkiller patch.

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Childhood `toxic stress’ leads to parenting challenges later on

Reuters Health - Parents who endured “toxic stress” during childhood may be more likely to have kids with developmental delays and have a harder time coping with their children’s health issues, new research suggests.

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