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Abbott, AbbVie settle TriCor marketing case for $25 million

Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Inc will pay a total of $25 million to resolve allegations that Abbott paid kickbacks to doctors in exchange for prescribing the cholesterol drug TriCor and promoted the medication for unapproved purposes.

Smoke alarms with mom's voice wake kids up faster

(Reuters Health) - A smoke alarm that broadcasts a mother's voice would wake children much more quickly than alarms that blast high-pitched tones, a new U.S. study finds.

Trump seeks to base Medicare drug prices on lower overseas rates

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration is seeking to lower prescription drug prices by determining the price the government's Medicare program pays for some drugs based on the lower prices paid in other countries.

Heart patients should consider cardiac rehab

(Reuters Health) - Patients who have had a heart attack, stent placement or bypass surgery should strongly consider enrolling in a cardiac rehabilitation program, say the authors of a new patient resource published in JAMA Cardiology.

Eisai, Biogen Alzheimer's data fails to convince skeptics

Eisai Co Ltd and partner Biogen Inc said on Thursday that the highest dose of their experimental Alzheimer's disease drug showed effectiveness in a new analysis, but investors remained skeptical about the reliability of the data and Biogen shares fell about 2 percent.

U.S. lifts blocks on some fresh, frozen pork imports from Poland

The United States has lifted restrictions on some imports of fresh and frozen pork from Poland, specifically from facilities that are in contiguous areas free of the highly contagious hog disease African swine fever, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday.

FDA declines to approve pre-filled syringe version of Regeneron's Eylea

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a pre-filled syringe version of its blockbuster eye drug Eylea, and has sought additional information regarding its manufacturing and supply processes.

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