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Romania reports African swine fever in farm pigs

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania has reported an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs in the southern county of Tulcea, the national food safety authority ANSVSA said on Monday.

Roche 'highly encouraged' by Tecentriq results in breast cancer

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Monday that a trial showed its immunotherapy Tecentriq plus the chemotherapy Abraxane significantly reduced the risk of disease worsening or death in people with metastatic triple negative breast cancer.

Britain's health service has started planning for Brexit no deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's public health service has started "significant planning" to ensure medicines are still supplied to patients if the government fails to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union, its head said on Sunday.

Missouri appeals court tosses $55 million J&J talc-powder verdict

(Reuters) - A Missouri appeals court on Friday threw out a $55 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using talc-based products, including J&J's baby powder, citing a U.S. Supreme court ruling on where such cases can be brought.

AbbVie, AndroGel partner owe $448 million in antitrust case: U.S. judge

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday found that pharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc used sham litigation to illegally prevent generic versions of testosterone replacement drug AndroGel from getting to market and ordered the drugmaker and its partner to pay $448 million.

Missouri appeals court tosses $55 mln J&J talc-powder verdict

(Reuters) - A Missouri appeals court on Friday threw out a $55 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using talc-based products, including J&J's baby powder, citing a U.S. Supreme court ruling on where such cases can be brought.

FDA approves Pulmonx's valve to treat lung disease

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Pulmonx Inc's valve to treat a severe form of obstructive lung disease, most often characterized by shortness of breath.

Ghana reports outbreaks of H5 bird flu on farms

PARIS (Reuters) - Ghana has reported two outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 bird flu on farms, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday, citing a report from Ghana's agriculture ministry.

FDA approves Dermira's wipe for excessive armpit sweating

(Reuters) - Dermira Inc said on Friday its topical cloth for excessive armpit sweating was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, providing patients with an easy-to-use option for an often embarrassing condition.

Puma Biotech gets EU panel nod for breast cancer drug

(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc  on Friday won a key recommendation from a European Medicines Agency panel on its lead breast cancer drug, five months after the regulator recommended against approving it.

Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would buy small online pharmacy PillPack, a move that will put the world's biggest online retailer in direct competition with drugstore chains, drug distributors and pharmacy benefit managers.

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