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FDA moves to limit ingredients for bulk drug compounding 2:25pm EDT

BOSTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday took steps to restrict what pharmaceutical ingredients large compounding pharmacies can use to manufacture drugs in bulk that do not go through the agency's approval processes.

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Abbott's Alere resolves U.S. diagnostic device probe for $33.2 million

BOSTON Alere Inc has agreed to pay $33.2 million to resolve claims it knowingly sold unreliable diagnostic testing devices to hospitals prior to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories last year, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

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EMA panel for conditional OK to Clovis's ovarian cancer drug

A panel of European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended granting conditional marketing approval to Clovis Oncology's drug for ovarian cancer, citing anti-tumour activity.

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In anti-drug Sweden, investors take shine to cannabis stocks

STOCKHOLMGrowing numbers of Swedish investors are getting a buzz from trading in listed marijuana stocks even though the country has some of Europe's most restrictive drug laws.

11:56am EDT

Costly menopause vaginal treatments no better than placebo

(Reuters Health) - For women bothered by vaginal symptoms after menopause, prescription local estrogen treatments and expensive specialty lubricants may provide relief, but no more so than a dummy drug, researchers say.

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