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UK anti-trust regulator investigates South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Africa's biggest generic drug maker Aspen Pharmacare over alleged anticompetitive conduct in the supply of blood pressure and arthritis drugs, Aspen said on Friday.

Trump scraps key Obamacare subsidies, urges Democrats to fix 'broken mess'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a deal with him on healthcare after he scrapped billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to private health insurers for low-income Americans in a move that raised concerns about chaos in insurance markets and could face legal challenges.

Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, sparking threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets.

Trump healthcare order could run afoul of retirement plan law

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's plan to make it easier for small businesses to band together and buy stripped-down health insurance plans could violate a federal law governing employee benefit plans and will almost certainly be challenged in court, legal experts said.

Frustrated by Congress, Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, using his presidential powers to undermine Obamacare after fellow Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the 2010 law.

FDA panel backs gene therapy for rare form of blindness

(Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc's experimental gene therapy for a rare form of blindness improves vision and should be approved, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration concluded on Thursday, paving the way for the first U.S. gene therapy for an inherited disease.

Trump's not-so-quick fix to undo Obamacare

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday prescribed a quick fix to undo Obamacare through executive order after Republicans in the U.S. Congress failed to repeal and replace the healthcare law as promised, but industry experts said there are many steps involved that will slow it down.

Sanofi boosts vaccines business with 170 million euro investment

VAL-DE-REUIL, France (Reuters) - Sanofi on Thursday expressed confidence in the growth of its influenza vaccines after committing to invest 170 million euros to expand its manufacturing facility at Val-de-Reuil in north-western France.

Trump to sign order circumventing Obamacare rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules, the White House said, but the action faces possible legal challenges.

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