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U.S. drug distributors prevail in $2.5 bln West Virginia opioid case

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Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 4 (Reuters) – Major U.S. drug distributors McKesson Corp (MCK.N), AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC.N) and Cardinal Health Inc (CAH.N) are not responsible for fueling......

Walgreens keeps forecast as waning COVID vaccine demand weighs

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June 30 (Reuters) – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O)on Thursday maintained its full-year earnings forecast due to declining COVID vaccinations, even as the drugstore retailer beat quarterly estimates on the back of strength in its UK-based Boots business. Shares of the second-biggest U.S. drugstore retailer by store count fell 4%......

U.S. FDA classifies recall of GE’s ventilator batteries as most serious

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June 28 (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators on Tuesday classified the recall of some backup batteries of GE Healthcare’s ventilators, which the company had initiated in mid-April, as the most serious type, saying that their use could lead to injuries or death. The CARESCAPE R860 ventilator’s backup batteries, including replacement......

Boost for luxury London property prices as Russians locked in

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LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine is making it hard for even unsanctioned Russians to sell exclusive residential property in Britain, adding to a shortage of supply that has helped drive up house prices in prime locations, real estate sources say. Russian oligarchs, Middle Eastern oil barons......

U.S. COVID vaccines start to roll out for young children

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June 21 (Reuters) – The United States has begun distributing COVID vaccines for children as young as six months around the country, and availability of the shots will improve in the coming days, according to White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha. U.S. regulators authorized Moderna Inc’s (MRNA.O) two-dose......

Some Omicron sub-variants escaping antibodies from Sinopharm shot – Chinese study

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A vial labelled “Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine” is seen in this illustration taken January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, June 21 (Reuters) – A small Chinese study detailed in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal showed neutralising antibodies against some Omicron sub-variants were......

COVID vaccine rollout for U.S. children close after CDC panel vote

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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) – A panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention......

Bausch Health suspends plans for Solta IPO

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June 16 (Reuters) – Bausch Health Companies Inc (BHC.TO) said on Thursday it was suspending plans for the initial public offering of its unit Solta Medical due to challenging market conditions. It has been a gloomy year for U.S. capital markets, with IPO-bound Reddit Inc and Mobileye, the self-driving car......

WHO looks into reports of monkeypox virus in semen

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LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation is looking into reports that the monkeypox virus is present in the semen of patients, exploring the possibility that the disease could be sexually transmitted, a WHO official said on Wednesday. Many cases in the current monkeypox outbreak, largely centred on......

U.S. FDA advisers overwhelmingly back Moderna COVID vaccine for ages 6-17

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A pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in West Haven, Connecticut, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unanimously recommended that the agency......

EXCLUSIVE CVC explores $2 billion sale of software firm VelocityEHS -sources

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June 10 (Reuters) – Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is exploring a sale of VelocityEHS for as much as $2 billion, seeking to capitalize on a boom in demand for compliance software in the corporate world, three people familiar with the matter said. CVC is working with U.S. investment......

Cancer research: Amgen drug extends survival in some inoperable colon cancers

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An Amgen sign is seen at the company’s office in South San Francisco, California October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Vectibix tops Avastin for some inoperable colon cancers OK to delay stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma Study identifies best treatment......

Biden, baby formula execs to meet on efforts to ease shortage

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June 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with major infant formula manufacturers on Wednesday as his administration presses ahead with efforts to boost imported supplies to help ease a nationwide shortage. Multiple global suppliers are seeking U.S. approval to ship critical baby formula as Biden’s administration accelerates......

Indian shares muted as metal, banking gains offset auto losses

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People stand outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), after Sensex surpassed the 60,000 level for the first time, in Mumbai, India, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU, June 1 (Reuters) – Indian shares were flat on Wednesday, as gains in......

Banks, tech stocks drag Indian shares lower; GDP data in focus

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The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is seen in Mumbai, India, January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU, May 31 (Reuters) – Indian shares snapped a three-session run of gains on Tuesday as banking and technology stocks lost steam ahead of key......

People infected with monkeypox can isolate at home – UKHSA

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A woman holds a mock-up vial labeled “Monkeypox vaccine” and medical syringe in this illustration taken, May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 30 (Reuters) – People infected with monkeypox can isolate at home if they remain well enough, whilst......

U.S. doctors reconsider Pfizer’s Paxlovid for lower-risk COVID patients

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May 28 (Reuters) – Use of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid spiked this week, but some doctors are reconsidering the pills for lower-risk patients after a U.S. public health agency warned that symptoms can recur after people complete a course of the drug, and that they should then isolate......

The next U.S. abortion battle is over pills, and it’s already begun

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WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet released its decision that looks set to dramatically scale back abortion rights, but one of the next legal battles has already begun in a Mississippi court. That is where the manufacturer of a pill used to carry out......

Dividend payouts hit first quarter record, but outlook rocky

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U.S. one dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration taken February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Mining and oil firms led an 11% jump in dividend payouts to a first-quarter record of $302.5 billion, according to......

BlackRock moves to sidelines on developed market equities

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NEW YORK, May 23 (Reuters) – BlackRock Investment Institute cut its ratings of developed market (DM) equities to “neutral” from “overweight” on Monday, citing the U.S. Federal Reserve’s potentially overzealous efforts to curb inflation and signs of economic slowdown in China. Regarding the Fed’s ramped-up rhetoric “vowing to bring inflation......

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