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Express Scripts staking out million-dollar gene therapies 6:19am EDT

Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs.

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South Africa's parliament considers tougher anti-smoking bill

JOHANNESBURG A bill that would toughen anti-smoking legislation in South Africa has been submitted to parliament for review by lawmakers, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as a campaign against the proposed changes intensifies.

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Trump administration sued over Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements

NEW YORK Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state.

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New York sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioids

NEW YORK New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands.

U.S. Aug 14 2018
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Monsanto Roundup appeal has uphill climb on 'junk science' grounds: legal experts

NEW YORK Bayer AG unit Monsanto faces long odds on an appeal blaming an "inflamed" jury and "junk science" for a verdict of $289 million in damages to a man who said the company's Roundup weed killer caused his cancer, according to some legal experts.

Aug 14 2018