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One in seven U.S. adults used marijuana in 2017

(Reuters Health) - With more and more states legalizing marijuana, whether for medical use, recreational use, or both, increasing numbers of Americans are using cannabis. A new survey finds that one in seven had used marijuana in 2017, with smoking being the most common manner of consumption, according to a report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

FDA approves Tetraphase Pharma's antibiotic

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday U.S. health regulators approved its drug to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections, providing a new option to combat the growing threat from treatment-resistant bacteria.

Fewer middle-aged stroke survivors skip medicines under Obamacare

(Reuters Health) - With increased access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare, fewer middle-aged stroke survivors are skipping medications that they previously might have struggled to afford, a U.S. study suggests.

Seniors healthier when medical care is coordinated

(Reuters Health) - As America's population ages, experts are exploring how best to keep older people with multiple chronic illnesses healthy. A new study suggests that coordination between physicians may be key.

Novartis wins EU approval for blood cancer therapy Kymriah

Novartis has received European approval for Kymriah, its gene-modifying therapy for blood cancer, but said its introduction would vary from country to country as the Swiss drugmaker works out payment details and builds manufacturing capacity.

Novartis's Kymriah wins EU approval for blood cancer treatment

Novartis received European approval for Kymriah, its gene-modifying therapy for blood cancer, but said its introduction will vary from country to country as the Swiss drugmaker works out payment details and builds manufacturing capacity.

Bayer, J&J's heart drug Xarelto fails trial to widen use

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson's campaign to widen the market for its heart drug Xarelto hit a snag on Sunday when a study for a potential new patient subgroup failed to show a statistically reliant benefit.

African swine fever hits Romania's biggest pig farm

Romania has confirmed an outbreak of deadly African swine fever at the country's largest pig breeding farm and all 140,000 animals will be culled, the national food safety authority ANSVSA's office in the affected region said on Saturday.

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