Health News
Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill6/23/2017 11:09:18 PMWASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a lack of support from four Senate Republicans leaves the party's healthcare overhaul on a "very, very narrow path" to passage, but signaled a willingness to work with them to make changes.Novartis breast cancer drug Kisqali wins European panel backing6/23/2017 2:26:54 PMZURICH - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approving Novartis's Kisqali drug, bolstering the Swiss drugmaker's bid to challenge rival Pfizer's Ibrance against tough-to-treat breast cancer.High hopes ride on marijuana painkillers amid opioid crisis6/23/2017 6:56:42 PM - A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to widespread abuse and caused the U.S. health regulator to ask for a withdrawal of a popular drug this month.United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight6/23/2017 9:50:28 AMPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.Saudi crown prince donates $66 million to fight Yemen cholera epidemic6/23/2017 10:02:25 PMDUBAI - Saudi Arabia's crown prince has donated $66.7 million to combat a cholera epidemic in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting in a war blamed for causing a humanitarian disaster.Young kids may have mature biases against overweight people6/23/2017 10:29:24 PM - Kids may develop an implicit bias against overweight and obese people early in childhood that leads them to make quick judgments based only on size, a small experiment suggests.U.S. FDA approves Portola blood-thinner to prevent clots6/23/2017 9:32:29 PMWASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new oral blood-thinner made by Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery.Germany's Merck gets EU backing for oral MS drug6/23/2017 4:20:07 PMFRANKFURT - Germany's Merck KGaA has won a key recommendation to become a late entrant to the market for oral multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs in Europe, six years after its first attempt to launch the cladribine pill failed.EU regulators greenlight U.S. biotech Aveo's kidney cancer drug6/23/2017 5:25:00 PM - European regulators on Friday recommended the approval of Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat kidney cancer, marking a big victory for the U.S. biotech that has faced a number of setbacks in bringing the drug to the market.EU backs second biosimilar copy of Humira, world's top drug6/23/2017 4:28:17 PMFRANKFURT - European regulators have recommended approval of a second copy of AbbVie's rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, the world's top-selling medicine, in a further boost for so-called biosimilars in the region.