Finland lets stores sell stronger drinks, health chiefs complain

Finnish lawmakers narrowly voted on Friday to let grocery stores sell stronger alcoholic drinks, after months of public debate pitting supporters of drinker's rights against health campaigners.

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Novo Nordisk wins EU panel's backing for key diabetes drug

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk came closer to winning European approval for diabetes drug Ozempic, its biggest growth prospect, when a European Medicines Agency (EMA) experts' panel issued a positiv...

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Aclaris's drug to treat common skin growth gets FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aclaris Therapeutics Inc's topical drug to treat a common kind of skin growth called seborrheic keratoses, the company said on Friday.

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Aclaris's drug to treat common growth on skin gets FDA nod

Aclaris Therapeutics Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved its topical drug to treat seborrheic keratoses, growths on the skin that are harmless but affect&hel...

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FDA allows Alnylam to restart hemophilia treatment trials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc to restart clinical tests on a drug to treat patients with a rare bleeding disorder, the company said on Friday.

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Siemens buys Fast Track Diagnostics to boost molecular offering

Siemens said it has agreed to buy Luxembourg-based Fast Track Diagnostics to boost its molecular-testing offering, one of the areas it is keen to expand as it prepares to float its healthcare unit,...

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EU drugs agency says move to new HQ may take longer

The European drugs agency said on Friday its new headquarters in Amsterdam may not be ready by the time it has to leave London due to Brexit because the building will not be completed.

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Chinese tourists raid Danish supermarkets for infant milk powder

Following a string of food safety scandals, Chinese tourists visiting Copenhagen have this year stocked up on Danish-made organic infant milk formula, prompting some supermarkets to limit the numbe...

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Germany's Merck in fresh bid to enter U.S. MS pill market

Germany's Merck KGaA is reviving plans to bring an oral multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment to the U.S. market, hoping for blockbuster sales despite regulatory concerns about side effects having…

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Thailand battles drug-resistant malaria strains that imperil global ca

Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand's border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could…

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Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said on Friday.

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Pfizer's Xeljanz gets FDA nod as joint disease treatment

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Thursday the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two doses of its drug Xeljanz for the treatment of a joint disease.

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