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New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs 12:04pm BST

NEW YORK Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said.


For trans people, family rejection tied to suicide attempts, substance abuse 27 May 2016

(Reuters Health) - For transgender or gender non-conforming individuals, as rejection from family members increases, so does their likelihood of suicide attempts or substance abuse, according to a new study.


WHO guidance on infant milk formulas gets lukewarm backing 27 May 2016

GENEVA National health officials stopped short on Friday of fully endorsing World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to end the aggressive marketing of breast milk substitutes and baby foods for newborn and older infants.

Biogen, AbbVie once-monthly MS injection wins U.S. approval 27 May 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a once-monthly injection for multiple sclerosis from Biogen Inc and AbbVie Inc, with a boxed warning.


AstraZeneca potassium drug delayed by manufacturing snag 27 May 2016

LONDON AstraZeneca said on Friday U.S. regulators would not approve its new drug for high potassium levels at present due to a manufacturing issue, dealing a blow to a product acquired when it bought ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion last year.