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Swiss, German drugmakers join U.S. price freeze Jul 20 2018

ZURICH European drugmakers Roche, Bayer and Merck KGaA became the latest companies to freeze prices in the United States for the rest of 2018 following criticism by President Donald Trump over the cost of medicine.

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Roche gets breakthrough status for Alzheimer's test Elecsys

ZURICH The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Roche an accelerated review for its Elecsys product used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.

Jul 20 2018
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EU drug regulators step up work to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

LONDON Drug regulators across Europe are hiring extra staff and increasing their workload as the role of British experts in the EU-wide system of medicines supervision winds down ahead of Brexit.

Jul 20 2018

Agios Pharmaceuticals leukemia drug gets U.S. approval

Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment for a type of leukemia, the first targeted drug for patients with a specific genetic mutation.

Jul 20 2018

Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia's plain tobacco packaging

GENEVA Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its "plain" packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday.

World, Jul 20 2018