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December 25, 2018 8:45 AM Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year's 'gift'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand approved marijuana for medical use and research on Tuesday, the first legalization of the drug in a region with some of the world’s strictest drug laws. The junta-appointed parliament in Thailand, a country which until the 1930s had a tradition of using marijuana to relieve pain and fatigue, voted to amend the Narcotic Act of 1979 in an extra 122

December 20, 2018 7:26 PM U.S. FDA approves new protocol for study on Bayer's birth control device

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new protocol for a post-marketing study of Bayer AG’s Essure birth-control device, as the regulator seeks more information on the device’s safety. The study would now monitor here women implanted with the devices for five years, up from three years, and would need additional blood 99

December 18, 2018 3:22 PM EU approves state aid for six broadband networks in Bavaria

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission approved on Tuesday state aid for a project to build very high capacity Internet networks in six cities in the German region of Bavaria. “The aid will bring very fast broadband to customers in areas where the market does not provide them, in line with the EU broadband connectivity goals,” the Commission said in a statement 127

November 29, 2018 12:49 AM FDA approves first biosimilar to Roche cancer drug Rituxan

(Reuters) - Celltrion Inc’s Truxima on Wednesday became the first biosimilar to Roche Holding AG’s $7-billion-per-year cancer drug Rituxan to be approved in the United States to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is part of the agency’s plan to encourage development of cheaper biosimilars amid rising prices 124

November 6, 2018 7:55 PM Brazil's Bolsonaro seeks movement on pension reform this year

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that Congress must make some progress this year on a pension reform proposed by the outgoing government before he takes office Jan. 1. Bolsonaro’s team of orthodox economists, led by future minister Paulo Guedes, wants to move quickly to reduce the budget deficit 80

October 31, 2018 3:21 PM FDA approves Novartis' copy of AbbVie bestseller Humira

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Novartis AG’s copy of Humira, the world’s bestselling prescription medicine developed by U.S.-based AbbVie Inc, the agency’s website showed on Wednesday. Although approved, Novartis’ Sandoz unit can only begin U.S. sales of Humira’s biosimilar in 2023, according to a licensing agreement 129

October 27, 2018 7:02 PM Iran parliament approves new economy minister ahead of new U.S. sanction

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s parliament on Saturday approved a new economy minister and three other ministers in a reshuffle of the cabinet’s economic team by President Hassan Rouhani ahead of new U.S. sanctions targeting key oil exports from Nov 4, state television reported. Academic Farhad Dejpasand won a vote of confidence as the new minister of economics 70

October 26, 2018 10:40 PM Defense Secretary Approves Sending More Troops to Mexican Border

The order doesn’t specify how many will be sent The U.S. defense secretary on Friday approved a request to deploy additional U.S. troops along the U.S.-Mexico border, fulfilling President Trump’s vow to use the American military in an expanding campaign to stop a caravan of migrants and asylum seekers. The military deployment is part of a new round of administration 60

October 24, 2018 7:10 PM US approves new type of flu drug

U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season. Xofluza is a pill that can reduce severity and shorten duration of flu symptoms after one just dose. It was developed by the Roche Group and Shionogi & Co. It works 125

October 24, 2018 5:53 PM FDA approves first new flu drug in almost two decades

(Reuters) - Japan’s Shionogi & Co Ltd and Swiss drugmaker Roche won U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for their flu treatment, the first new flu drug approved by the agency in nearly 20 years. Xofluza was approved to treat acute uncomplicated influenza, a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, in patients 12 years 135