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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Generic drug makers are turning to M&A to shield themselves against a concerted effort by U.S. regulators to crack down on steep drug prices.

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's combination of two injectable immunotherapy drugs failed to help patients as hoped in a closely watched advanced lung cancer trial, sending its shares plunging on Thursday.

Filth spreads Yemen's deadly cholera outbreak
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:38:37 -0400
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is so widespread that just drinking water can lead to death.

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co shares fell 5 percent on Thursday as investors bet that a failed cancer-drug trial at AstraZeneca would have negative implications for Bristol-Myers' similar immunotherapy treatment regimen.

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops.

YANGON (Reuters) - Six people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza largely hitting Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, a health official said on Thursday, amid government efforts to track the spread of the virus known as swine flu.

BRUSSELS/BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that apparently identical food products should not be sold with inferior ingredients in eastern Europe, siding with those who say the practice amounts to discrimination.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc posted a better than expected second-quarter profit on Thursday and raised its full-year forecast on strong sales of its expensive rare disease treatment Soliris.

(Reuters) - Technology that allows alteration of genes in a human embryo has been used for the first time in the United States, according to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, which carried out the research.

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday.

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