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Pfizer loses blockbuster drug patent fight in UK Supreme Court

LONDON (Reuters) – Pfizer (PFE.N) lost the final round in a long-running patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country’s highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica. FILE PHOTO: A logo of American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc., is pictured in Toluca, ...

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Patients and industry fret over drug supplies, if no Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Consumers and the pharmaceuticals industry alike are anxious about medicine supplies, if there is no deal on Britain’s departure from the European Union. FILE PHOTO: Protesters demonstrate against the possible stockpiling of medecines and food in the event of a no-deal Brexit in London, Britain. Aug 22, ...

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Most violent injuries seen in ER not reported to police

(Reuters Health) – The vast majority of violent injuries seen by doctors in emergency rooms are not reported to police, a new report suggests. Researchers looking at violent injuries treated in emergency rooms in the metropolitan Atlanta area found that fewer than two in 10 were reported to law enforcement, ...

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Congo’s Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO

FILE PHOTO: Peter Salama, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) gives an interview to Reuters on the Ebola outbreak response in Democratic Republic of the Congo in Geneva, Switzerland, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic ...

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Helicopter emergency medical services uneven across Europe

(Reuters Health) – The availability of helicopter ambulance service varies widely across different European countries, a recent study suggests. This inconsistency could lead to greater inequity in access to healthcare, the authors write in the Emergency Medicine Journal. “These services are variable in so many ways in terms of geographic ...

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WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption

GENEVA (Reuters) – Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines. Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged on a table in a photo illustration ...

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