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Exclusive: GSK faces new corruption allegations, this time in Romania


LONDON - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which was fined a record 3 billion yuan ($483 million) for corruption in China last year and is examining possible staff misconduct elsewhere, faces new allegations of bribery in Romania.

In rise of U.S. vape shops, owners eye new marijuana market

NEW YORK - When Matt and Jen Osmun opened their vape shop in Bethel, Connecticut, last December, they didn't expect to get a boost from the local medical marijuana outlet.

Lifestyle 29 Jul 2015

Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule

WASHINGTON - Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare.

Environment, Environment 29 Jul 2015

GlaxoSmithKline sees staged roll-out of malaria vaccine

LONDON - The world's first malaria vaccine, which won a green light last week from European drugs regulators, will be rolled out gradually in Africa, its maker said on Wednesday.

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Suicide risk tied to women's social connectedness

(Reuters Health) - Being connected to friends, family and social groups may offer some protection against suicide, suggests a new U.S. study.

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High sodium diet may predict high blood pressure to come

(Reuters Health) - As dietary sodium levels go up over time, so does the risk for high blood pressure, suggests a new study that followed more than 4,000 adults in Japan for four years.

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Families provided $470 billion in unpaid care to loved ones in 2013

(Reuters Health) - Family caregivers in the U.S. provided an estimated $470 billion in unpaid medical support and other services to their loved ones in 2013, up from $450 billion five years earlier, according to a recent report from AARP.

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Express Scripts says costly new cholesterol drugs could 'wreak havoc'

- Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States, on Wednesday said the cost of potent, newly approved cholesterol drugs could "wreak financial havoc" among its clients.

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Sanofi's combination diabetes drug hits goal in late-stage trial

PARIS - Sanofi said on Wednesday a first late-stage Phase III study of its LixiLan diabetes drug had met its main target, while another would be completed at the end of the third quarter.

29 Jul 2015

GSK flags up pipeline as HIV drugs help it beat profit forecasts

LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline moved to reclaim its prowess as a research powerhouse on Wednesday by flagging up dozens of new drugs and vaccines in development, as demand for new HIV medicines helped it beat quarterly profit forecasts.

29 Jul 2015

What not to ask Tabu

Tabu, whose latest role is that of a ruthless police officer investigating her son’s disappearance in the Bollywood remake of Malayalam film "Drishyam" (Visual), is tired of answering questions about her career choices.

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