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Florida governor complains U.S. not doing enough to fight Zika 1:34am BST

CHICAGO/MIAMI Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus.


Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains: research 24 Aug 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday.

Over 14,000 women took Sanofi epilepsy drug despite fetus risk: ministry 24 Aug 2016

PARIS More than 14,000 pregnant women in France took Sanofi's anti-epilepsy drug Depakine between 2007 and 2014 even though the risk of fetus malformation was known, according to a study released by France on Wednesday.

Drug price hikes can damage company reputations: White House 24 Aug 2016

WASHINGTON The White House on Wednesday said pharmaceutical firms risked damaging their reputations with big price hikes, but it sidestepped commenting directly on Mylan NV's decision to raise the price of its severe allergy treatment drug EpiPen.


Pfizer to buy antibiotics business from AstraZeneca 24 Aug 2016

LONDON Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer Inc in a deal that could be valued at more than $1.5 billion. | Video