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Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee at the highest level in six years: survey Mar 17 2018

NEW ORLEANS The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, an industry study showed on Saturday.

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Lundbeck to buy Parkinson's drug developer in potential $1.1 billion deal

COPENHAGEN Lundbeck agreed to buy Prexton Therapeutics, a specialist in treatments for brain disorders, in a deal potentially worth $1.1 billion, the Danish drugmaker said on Friday.

Mar 16 2018

Employee health plans charge smokers extra but don’t help them quit

Reuters Health - Almost half of small employers that charge tobacco users extra for their health insurance don’t offer wellness programs to help employees stop smoking, according to a recent study.

Mar 16 2018

Massachusetts court: Merck can be sued over generic drug injury

BOSTON Massachusetts' top court on Friday opened the door for consumers to sue Merck & Co Inc and other makers of brand-name drugs over injuries blamed not on their own medications but on generic versions of their treatments made by other companies.

U.S. Mar 16 2018

U.S. to cover advanced genomic testing for Medicare cancer patients

The U.S. government said on Friday it will pay for certain genetic tests for Medicare-eligible patients with advanced cancer, in a bid to help match patients with the drugs most likely to provide benefit.

Mar 16 2018