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Merck KGaA says might strike partnership deal this year

MUNICH (Reuters) – German drugmaker Merck KGaA might agree partnership deals to jointly develop two of its most promising experimental medicines with a rival as early as this year, but more likely in 2019, its drug research and development chief said on Sunday. A logo of drugs and chemicals group ...

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Roche scores win in slowing aggressive type of breast cancer

ZURICH/MUNICH (Reuters) – An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow an aggressive type of breast cancer where new treatments have proven elusive, offering positive news for the Swiss drugmaker as it chases medicines produced by its rivals. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their ...

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Sanofi drug Dupixent wins FDA approval to treat asthma

(Reuters) – France’s Sanofi SA said on Friday eczema drug Dupixent was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an additional maintenance therapy in patients with two types of asthma. Dupixent, co-developed with U.S.-based Regeneron, received approval to treat patients with eosinophilic asthma and those dependent on anti-inflammatory ...

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Hispanic heart disease deaths highest in mostly-Latino communities

(Reuters Health) – Hispanics in the U.S. have lower rates of death from heart disease overall than non-Hispanic whites, except in communities where Hispanics make up most of the population, a recent study finds. Overall, counties with higher Hispanic populations also face more economic disadvantages, a lack of access to ...

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