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Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement8/18/2017 12:20:50 AMBOSTON - Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement resolving U.S. Justice Department claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases.South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports: USDA8/18/2017 3:15:57 AMCHICAGO - South Korea lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, allowing American farmers to resume sales to the Asian country that suffered an egg shortage caused by its worst-ever bird flu outbreak.FDA approves Pfizer's drug for rare blood cancer8/18/2017 12:29:38 AM - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it approved Pfizer Inc's rare blood cancer drug, Besponsa, with a boxed warning.FDA expands use of AstraZeneca/Merck ovarian cancer drug8/18/2017 2:13:40 AM - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded the use of Lynparza, sold by AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co Inc, to include ongoing treatment of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who have responded to platinum-based chemotherapy.Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals8/18/2017 3:01:37 AMLONDON - A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clearer.Becton Dickinson blood tubes not linked to inaccurate lead results: FDA8/18/2017 4:22:10 AM - Blood collection tubes made by Becton Dickinson & Co that were used in conjunction with Magellan Diagnostics' lead-testing devices were not linked to the cause of inaccurate results of lead levels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday.China says no risk of contamination from EU egg scare8/17/2017 8:41:09 AMBEIJING - China's Agriculture ministry said on Thursday no eggs from Europe have been imported into the country, leaving no risk of contamination from a scare sweeping Europe about the use of a potentially harmful insecticide.Preemies do better now than years ago, but still at risk8/18/2017 1:46:24 AM - Children born very prematurely today are more likely than those born years ago to survive without a serious disability, but they're still at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study from France.Couples-focused apnea therapy may improve sleep, CPAP use8/18/2017 1:30:54 AM - Positive, supportive interactions between sleep partners could help people with sleep apnea adhere to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, suggests a small study.House Democrats launch probe into MS drug pricing8/18/2017 2:18:53 AMNEW YORK - U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they were launching an investigation into why prices for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatments have nearly quintupled since 2004, and they sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers.