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Deadly brain infection in German MS patient prompts Roche investigation 24 May 2017

ZURICH A person in Germany treated with Roche Holding AG’s new multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus has been diagnosed with an often-deadly brain infection after switching from another medication earlier this year, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday.

Adolescent ADHD linked to teen parenthood 24 May 2017

Adolescents who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are much more likely than peers without ADHD to become teenaged parents, according to a large Danish study.


Exclusive: McConnell expects bipartisan support for bill reauthorizing FDA user fees 24 May 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Wednesday he expects bipartisan support for approval of a bill authorizing taxpayer and industry funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. | Video

Former Heritage Pharma executives settle with states 24 May 2017

WASHINGTON Two former executives of Heritage Pharmaceuticals who pleaded guilty to fixing drug prices in January have agreed to settle with 41 states and territories involved in the probe, the Connecticut attorney general's office said on Wednesday.


New WHO head seeks U.S. bipartisan support for global health 24 May 2017

GENEVA The new head of the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced hope on Wednesday that bipartisan support would prevail in the U.S. Congress to fund global health initiatives, despite deep budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

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