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LATEST NEWS:   U.S. cracks down on e-cigarettes and cigars, bans sales to minors - NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday took wide-ranging steps to crack down for the first time on e-cigarettes and cigars, growing in popularity among teens, and banned sales to anyone under age 18 in hopes of sparing a new generation from nicotine addiction.
LATEST NEWS:   Sanofi, Amgen cholesterol drugs win UK backing after price cuts - LONDON (Reuters) - Two rival cholesterol-lowering injections from Sanofi and Amgen have been recommended by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog after the manufacturers offered special discounts to the country's state-run health service.
LATEST NEWS:   Valeant forms internal committee to oversee drug pricing - (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, which has acknowledged mistakes in its drug pricing practices amid U.S. congressional probes, said on Thursday it has formed a new committee to oversee pricing of the company's drugs.
LATEST NEWS:   Distraction is often a factor in teen drivers’ rear-end collisions - (Reuters Health) – In a U.S. study using in-car video recorders, more than three-quarters of rear end collisions involving a teen driver happened when the teen was paying attention to a phone, a passenger or something else other than the road.
LATEST NEWS:   Regeneron secures more coverage for cholesterol drug Praluent - (Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, facing slowing sales of blockbuster eye drug Eylea, said it was making substantial progress in securing more insurance coverage for cholesterol drug Praluent, its other key product.
LATEST NEWS:   India's top court tells tobacco industry packs must carry bigger warnings - NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court told tobacco companies on Wednesday they must adhere to a new federal rule requiring much larger health warnings on cigarette packs, in a major setback for the $11 billion industry that opposes the new policy.
LATEST NEWS:   Refugees face higher diabetes risk in poor neighborhoods - (Reuters Health) - When refugees end up in poor neighborhoods in a new land, they may also end up with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   Artificial vision device may help nearly-blind people - (Reuters Health) - People with very poor vision may benefit from using a device that recognizes faces, money and text, a small study suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   Merck sales disappoint as Januvia, Remicade fall short - (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc on Thursday reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, hurt by disappointing sales of its Januvia diabetes treatment and Remicade arthritis drug.
LATEST NEWS:   Abortion provider Planned Parenthood sues Kansas over plan to cut funding - (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, a U.S. women's healthcare and abortion provider, has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Kansas over a plan to strip it of government healthcare funding, court records showed.