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Swiss, German drugmakers join U.S. price freeze 2:00pm EDT

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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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.

12:29pm EDT

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, 9:20am EDT

Virtual reality may help cure fear of heights

(Reuters Health) - A virtual reality program may work at least as well as one-on-one therapy to help people overcome a fear of heights, a UK study suggests.

10:09am EDT
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A tenth of U.S. veteran coal miners have black lung disease: NIOSH

More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia.

U.S., Jul 19 2018