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Indivior's shares soar 33 percent after U.S. court blocks sale of rival generic7/16/2018 1:54:48 PM Indivior Plc's shares jumped more than 33 percent on Monday after a U.S. court blocked a rival from selling a cheaper copycat of the British drugmaker's bestselling opioid addiction treatment.Iowa, Illinois investigating infections linked to McDonald's salad7/14/2018 11:01:32 PM The Iowa and Illinois health departments said on Thursday that they were investigating cyclospora infections linked to salads at McDonald Corp's restaurants.China pushes for lower cancer drug prices: Xinhua7/14/2018 9:42:24 AM China's new medical insurance regulator will begin negotiations with domestic and overseas pharmaceutical companies to lower prices of cancer drugs in a bid to cut the financial burden on patients, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday.Indivior wins preliminary injunction against generic rival7/14/2018 4:47:12 AM A U.S. court has granted Indivior a preliminary injunction blocking India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from selling cut-price versions of the British drugmaker's best-selling opioid addiction treatment in the United States, Indivior said on Friday.J&J vows to overturn $4.7 billion talc verdict but experts see hurdles7/14/2018 2:06:52 AM Johnson & Johnson has vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company's products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs' science was flawed and the case should not have been heard in Missouri.Within opioid abuse epidemic, infectious disease epidemic emerges7/14/2018 1:31:40 AM NEW YORK - There is a new epidemic of hepatitis C, HIV, and other infections within the opioid abuse epidemic, according to participants in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop.Reducing drug possession penalties may have impact on health inequalities7/14/2018 12:47:44 AM - Changing the criminal penalties for drug possession could reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system and indirectly reduce health disparities as well, researchers say.U.S. court denies Jazz Pharma bid to revive narcolepsy drug patents7/13/2018 10:24:48 PM A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled invalid patents owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC covering its narcolepsy drug Xyrem, giving Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc a boost in its effort to launch a generic version of the medicine.More women may be experiencing depression during pregnancy7/13/2018 8:10:24 PM - Today's moms-to-be are more likely than women from their mothers' generation to become depressed while pregnant, a study suggests.Tracking C-section pain patterns may benefit surgical patients7/13/2018 7:11:47 PM - Knowing more about how and when pain starts diminishing after surgery can help doctors and patients understand what's normal and when to expect a full recovery, suggests a small study.Why Canadian insurers are wary of covering medical marijuana7/13/2018 3:43:52 PM Sun Life Financial, Canada's No. 2 insurer, recently started covering medical marijuana in its Canadian health insurance plan - more than 17 years after the country first legalized it.Jury orders J&J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case7/13/2018 4:30:31 AM A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer.FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal7/13/2018 2:22:10 AM The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said on Thursday recalled Kellogg Co Honey Smacks cereal was still being sold at retail outlets and warned consumers not to purchase the product.CMS proposes change in the drug payment amount under Medicare Part B7/13/2018 2:11:33 AM The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Thursday proposed a change in the payment amount for new drugs under its Part B program, amid the Trump administration's attempts to tackle escalating prices of drugs.Chocolate milk may be better than sports drinks for exercise recovery7/13/2018 1:32:22 AM - Athletes who drink chocolate milk during exercise or after a hard workout may recover just as quickly as they would with sports drinks, a research review suggests.Workers can become dangerously overheated at temperatures below official limits7/13/2018 1:18:11 AM - Employers and workers need to be aware that heat stress can happen well before temperatures reach official limits for workplace safety, a U.S. study suggests.Prince Harry, Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men7/12/2018 9:40:48 PM Britain's Prince Harry and music star Elton John are joining forces to launch a "global coalition" focused on treating HIV infections in men, the singer's AIDS charity said on Thursday.Scans increasingly catch 'incidentalomas' that are rarely problematic7/12/2018 9:09:20 PM - Advanced imaging tests for many common health problems may catch something else entirely: abnormalities, known as "incidentalomas," that can create anxiety about tumors but more often than not, don't turn out to be cancer, a research review suggests.Southeast Asia haze tied to hospitalization for breathing problems7/12/2018 8:46:31 PM - People are more likely to be hospitalized for respiratory disorders during the annual haze season in Southeast Asia, when densely polluted air hovers over the region, than at other times of year, a Malaysian study suggests.WHO seeks access to Syrians dying from heat, disease in south7/12/2018 8:03:32 PM The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Thursday for access to 210,000 displaced people who have fled fighting in southern Syria and are in urgent need of medicines and health services, including some injured requiring evacuation.