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Supreme Court throws out immigrant teen abortion ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that let a pregnant illegal immigrant minor held in federal immigration custody to obtain an abortion last year at age 17 over the objections of President Donald Trump's administration.

China tobacco regulator argues for indoor space for smokers

BEIJING (Reuters) - The regulator of China's tobacco industry, which oversees state monopoly China National Tobacco Corp, said on Monday that designated indoor smoking areas should be introduced to deter smokers as enforcing bans in all public spaces was too difficult.

Mixed results for Bristol/Nektar combination in cancer trial

Chicago (Reuters) - Mixed results over the weekend from closely watched studies combining Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's cancer immunotherapy with Nektar Therapeutics experimental drug NKTR-214, led at least one Wall Street analyst to reassess expectations.

FDA wants to shorten new drug monopolies to cut costs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In an effort to increase competition and bring down prescription drug prices, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb wants to speed approval times for rivals to promising new first-to-market medicines.

Merck's Keytruda extends lung cancer survival in two trials

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda improved survival as a stand-alone treatment for newly-diagnosed lung cancer patients and with chemotherapy for hard-to-treat squamous cell lung cancer, new data released on Sunday showed, further cementing the company's lead in the most lucrative oncology market.

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