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Cancer diagnosis tied to increased suicide risk

(Reuters Health) - Despite improved survival rates for many cancers, a diagnosis can still be very distressing and may raise a patient's risk of suicide, researchers say.

Altria in talks with Juul to take minority stake - WSJ

Tobacco giant Altria Group Inc is in talks to take a significant minority stake in e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Astellas Pharma gets U.S. nod for blood cancer treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a blood cancer treatment from Japan's Astellas Pharma Inc, making it the first targeted therapy to treat patients with a certain mutation.

Scientists create "mini placenta" organoids in a lab dish

- Scientists in Britain have succeeded in creating mini human placenta organoids which they say will transform scientific understanding of reproductive disorders such as pre-eclampsia and miscarriage.

Former Insys executive pleads guilty to opioid bribe scheme

A former executive at Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe the company's powerful opioid medication and entered into a deal to cooperate with prosecutors.