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Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no' 24 Jun 2017

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage. | Video

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United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight 24 Jun 2017

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.

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Portola shares soar after FDA approves clot preventing drug 23 Jun 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new oral blood-thinner made by Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery.

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Novo Nordisk says obesity drug helps up to 13.8 percent weight loss in phase 2 trial 23 Jun 2017

COPENHAGEN Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk said on Friday a phase 2 trial for its big hope in tackling obesity, an improved GLP-1 drug called semaglutide, showed a weight loss of up to 13.8 percent in people with severe conditions.

Germany's Merck gets EU backing for oral MS drug 24 Jun 2017

(This June 23 story corrects second paragraph to show that the recommendation is to approve the relapsing forms, not the relapsing-remitting form of MS.)

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