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AstraZeneca ups investment in messenger RNA drugs with Ethris deal 11:03am BST

FRANKFURT AstraZeneca has stepped up its investment in messenger RNA drugs, a promising approach in genetic therapy, by spending more than 25 million euros ($29 million) on a research alliance with German biotech start-up Ethris.

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New Novartis drug takes aim at tough-to-treat malaria 8:29am BST

LONDON Novartis is taking aim at drug-resistant malaria – a growing global problem – by launching clinical trials of the first new antimalarial medicine for many years in nine countries across Africa and Asia.

Samsung Bioepis teams up with Takeda to develop original biotech drugs 12:41am BST

SEOUL Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday it will fund and develop multiple original drugs in partnership with Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, expanding its business scope beyond copies of existing biologic drugs.

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Bayer, J&J win third U.S. trial over Xarelto bleeding risk 18 Aug 2017

A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers' blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding.

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Insys agrees to pay $4.45 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit 18 Aug 2017

BOSTON Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses.