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Senate backers of deal to stabilize Obamacare seek to build support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore…

McDonald’s South Korea office raided in burger probe: reports

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald’s Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to…

Allergan ruling casts doubt on tribal patent strategy

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge’s ruling on Monday invalidating Allergan Plc’s patents on its blockbuster $1.5 billion dry-eye medicine, Restasis, has cast doubt on the company’s novel strategy to enlist…

Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed…

New cancer drugs help Johnson & Johnson top profit estimates

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson posted better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, raising its full-year forecast due to growth from new cancer drugs and high-margin treatments picked up in its $30 billion acquisition…

Trump’s drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it become public that he spearheaded a bill that undercut the government’s power to crack…

New cancer drugs help J&J top profit estimates

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast as the company gained from strong sales of its new cancer drugs. Shares of J&J,…

China confirms bird flu outbreak at poultry farms in central province

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at broiler chicken farms in a central province, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement. Flocks are…

UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, a year of changes by Trump

(Reuters) – UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said earnings will grow 13 to 16 percent in 2018 as medical costs remain low, even as it adjusts to…

Japan’s "Blade Library" offers joy of blade running to amputees

TOKYO (Reuters) – Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic “running blade” for the first time. The 10-year-old boy, who…