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Three new cases of local Zika transmission in Florida: officials

Florida health officials on Tuesday said they were investigating three new Zika virus cases likely stemming from local mosquito bites in Miami-Dade County, including two cases outside of the known…

Express Scripts diabetes program aims to cap costs for customers

Express Scripts Holding, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said on Wednesday it will implement a program next year that guarantees per-patient spending caps on diabetes drug costs in an…

University study finds flaws in criticism of St. Jude cyber security

University of Michigan researchers on Tuesday said their own experiments undermine recent allegations of security flaws in St. Jude Medical Inc’s pacemakers and other implantable medical devices. Shares of St.…

FDA approves Novartis biosimilar to Amgen’s Enbrel

WASHINGTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Novartis AG’s biosimilar version of Amgen Inc’s arthritis drug Enbrel. The FDA approved the drug, Erelzi, known also as etanercept-szzs,…

Upbeat music may make people more cooperative

(Reuters Health) – The right mood music can influence how well people work together, a new management-oriented study suggests. Many retail establishments carefully select the music they play in order…

Singapore confirms Zika spread; U.S. and other countries issue travel warnings

SINGAPORE Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to…

Singapore confirms Zika spread; some countries issue travel warnings

SINGAPORE The number of confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, with some of the latest infections detected beyond the area of the initial outbreak.…

History of gallstones may signal higher risk of heart disease

(Reuters Health) – People who have had gallstone disease are more likely than others to develop coronary heart disease, according to a large analysis of past studies. Hardened deposits known…

Drug quickly counteracts deadly bleeding in people on blood-thinners

(Reuters Health) – An experimental drug designed to quickly counteract blood-thinning medicines has demonstrated effectiveness, according to preliminary results of a new trial done under real-world conditions. The drug is…

Vectura’s therapy misses primary goal in late stage lung disease trial

Drugmaker Vectura Group Plc said its asthma therapy Flutiform had not met the primary endpoint in a late-stage trial to determine its ability to treat COPD, a type of lung…