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UK competition watchdog accuses Merck of obstructing biosimilars

0SHARESShare By Ben Hirschler | LONDON Britain’s competition watchdog has accused Merck & Co of operating an unfair discount scheme for its medicine Remicade that it said was designed to restrict competition from so-called biosimilar copies. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Tuesday it had provisionally found the U.S. company’s European unit, Merck Sharp & Dohme, had abused ...

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Alien yoga is the weird new fitness trend on Instagram that can work wonders for your core

(Picture: Yoga/Instagram) Instagram has had its fair share of strange and idiotic fitness fads. Ab cracks . Ribcage bragging . Thigh gap selfies . But there’s one trend that might actually be genuinely great for us and it’s becoming something of a viral phenomenon. If you want to make proper gains, try protein blending ‘Alien Yoga’ has taken fitspo channels by ...

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Under Obamacare, insurance companies provide more breast pumps

0SHARESShare By Andrew M. Seaman The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have helped more women in the United States breastfeed as a result of its coverage of breast pumps, suggests a new study. Among women in Maine with private insurance, the number of claims for breast pumps rose 11-fold after the law’s breastfeeding provisions took effect. “Something that is ...

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Regeneron, Sanofi rheumatoid arthritis drug wins U.S. approval

0SHARESShare A logo is seen in front of the entrance at the headquarters French drugmaker Sanofi in Paris October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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Japan to bring forward target for increased generic drug use: sources

0SHARESShare By Takaya Yamaguchi | TOKYO Japan will bring forward a target to boost the use of generic drugs by six months to September 2020, two government sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The rapidly aging nation is aiming to lift the use of generics to more than 80 percent from around 56 percent currently – ...

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Sanctuary Hospice House Breaks Ground On Permanent Office Space For Home Hospice Workers

TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Donna McNeece made sure she was at the groundbreaking, for permanent office space for Sanctuary HOME Hospice  workers. “These women or men are truly God gifted to do this,” McNeece said. It was back in 2011 when Donna’s mother,  Willa Smith, became a patient of Sanctuary Home Hospice.  She had been diagnosed with a brain tumor ...

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Alcoholics Anonymous sues to recover original manuscript

0SHARESShare By Jonathan Stempel The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month. According to a complaint filed in New York on Monday, the working draft for AA’s basic text, known as the Big Book and describing ...

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Binge drinking less common among teens today

0SHARESShare By Lisa Rapaport Fewer U.S. adolescents are regularly binge drinking today than a generation ago, but not all teens are turning away from alcohol at the same rate, a new study suggests. Just 2.6 percent of 13-year-olds were frequent binge drinkers between 2007 and 2015, down from 5 percent between 1991 and 1998, researchers report in Pediatrics. Over those ...

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