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1 hr ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

Reynolds American Inc. 's first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs.


Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Salem, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Smoking, Health

4 hrs ago | KDWN

Asia shares mixed on lackluster China data

Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, as weak data from China sapped upward momentum from an overnight rally on a flurry of deals in the pharmaceutical sector.


Related Topix: Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, Financial Markets

8 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Amgen misses 1Q views as higher costs cut profit

Despite higher sales, biotech drugmaker Amgen's first-quarter profit fell 25 percent as production and research costs rose sharply.


Related Topix: Biotech, Amgen, Healthcare Industry, Osteoporosis, Health

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Watchdog blocks breast cancer drug

A new drug for breast cancer which extends women's lives by almost six months is to be blocked from routine NHS access under draft guidance issued by a health watchdog.


Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology

The Advocate

FDA panel rejects combination pain pill

The combination pill, Moxduo, was developed by QRxPharma with the aim of decreasing dangerous side effects of prescription painkillers, including breathing problems, nausea and vomiting.


Related Topix: Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

WHBF-TV Rock Island

NY hospital bans e-cigarettes after fire, injury to patient

A New York state hospital has opted to prohibit electronic cigarettes after a female patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices.


Related Topix: Fire, St Josephs Hospital Health Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Brandon Sun

In latest round of change in pharmaceuticals industry, Novartis inks deals with GSK and Lilly

Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co.


Related Topix: Biotech, Novartis, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, GlaxoSmithKline


11 myths fertility doctors hear

Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.


Related Topix: Genetics, Human Sexuality, Folic Acid, Supplement

ABC News

E-Cig Industry Awaits Looming Federal Regulation

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Marketing

Boston Herald

Navajo advocates make push for junk food tax

Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, us Travel, Travel, Agriculture, Science, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Bill bans smoking at all times in home day cares

Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, talks with GOP Assembly members Diane Harkey, of Dana Point, left, and Shannon Grove, of Bakersfield, after the Assembly approved his smoking bill banning smoking in home day care centers, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Sacramento, CA, Department of Energy

Red Bluff Daily News

Debbie Gibson says she has Lyme disease

The 1980s teen star shared the news after people criticized her earlier this month for pictures she shared online showing her skinny frame while she was in Chile for two performances.


Related Topix: Anxiety, Health

The Modesto Bee

Mexico food labeling rules draw fire on sugar

In this July 10, 2013, file photo, office workers eats tacos at an outdoor food stand during lunch time in Mexico City.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition


Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus

Saudi health officials are stepping up efforts to fight the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Milford woman, 89, facing eviction for smoking after policy change

An 89-year-old woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free and she won't give up cigarettes.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health


Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

This March 2, file 2013 file photo shows a woman smoking a cigarette while sitting in her truck in Hayneville, Ala.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Irvine, CA

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Nonprofits that pay top fundraisers $1 million (or more) a year

Getting people to donate money is a big business, and some universities, hospitals and other nonprofits are rewarding their top fundraisers with as much as $1 million to bring in the big bucks.


Related Topix: Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Sun Apr 20, 2014

National Public Radio

Kids Get Codeine In ER Despite Risks, Guidelines

Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pediatrics, Round Rock, TX

West Australian

Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca - report

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported.


Related Topix: Cholesterol, Health


Kevin Sharp is shown in a book cover image.

Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died.


Related Topix: Country, Fair Oaks, CA, Redding, CA, Sarcoma