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Merck aims to quickly repay up to $5 bln in loans -CFO in Boersen-Zeitung

FRANKFURT, April 18 - Germany's Merck aims to quickly repay the up to $5 billion in bank loans it needed to fund the $17 billion acquisition of U.S. lab supplies company Sigma-Aldrich, its finance chief told daily Boersen-Zeitung.

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UPDATE 2-Pfizer wins first U.S. trial over Zoloft birth-defect risk

April 17 - Pfizer Inc scored a key victory Friday when it was cleared of liability in the first U.S. trial involving claims that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects in children born to women who take the drug while pregnant.

17 Apr 2015

UPDATE 1-FDA approves AcuFocus' corneal implant

April 17 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AcuFocus Inc's corneal implant to improve vision in patients with presbyopia, an age-related eye disorder.

17 Apr 2015

UPDATE 2-Oklahoma adopts nitrogen as possible execution method

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 17 - Oklahoma may use nitrogen gas as an alternative execution method if the U.S. Supreme Court finds the state's lethal injection process unconstitutional or drugs are unavailable, under a bill Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed on Friday.

17 Apr 2015

FDA approves AcuFocus' corneal implant

April 17 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AcuFocus Inc's corneal implant to improve vision in patients with presbyopia, an age-related eye disorder.

17 Apr 2015
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