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India To Give Free Generic Drugs To Hundreds Of Millions

From city hospitals to tiny rural clinics, India's public doctors will soon be able to prescribe free generic drugs to all comers, vastly expanding access to medicine in a country where public spending on health was just $4.50 per person last year.
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Promoting Health? It's All In The Game

Gamification - turning boring, unpleasant but necessary tasks into an online game - is a new way of thinking that is gaining momentum among drugmakers and health campaigners.
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US Stock Index Futures Signal Wednesday Weakness

Stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.6 percent, Dow Jones futures 0.3 percent weaker, and Nasdaq 100 futures off 0.5 percent at 04:54 a.m. EDT (0854 GMT).

GlaxoSmithKline To Inject £500M Into UK Manufacturing

Britain's largest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline announced on Thursday plans to invest £500 million ($792 million) in local manufacturing operations, opening a facility in Scotland that is expected to create 1,000 jobs over the coming years.
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Common Medicines May Cut Cancer Drug Potency: Study

Many patients taking a widely prescribed class of oral cancer drugs are also using a variety of medications that could reduce the effectiveness of the cancer treatment or increase its toxic side effects, according to research by Medco Health Solutions Inc.
Tensions between European governments and large drug companies like Pfizer have been rising for several years as administrations across the region face the challenge of curbing the rising costs of healthcare in tough economic times. Governments are by far

Pfizer's Ian Read: Europe Is Undermining Drug Innovation

Europe is undermining drug innovation by cutting prices, raising barriers to new medicines and freeloading off others in Asia and the United States who are more willing to pay, the boss of Pfizer, the world's largest drugmaker, said.
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FTSE Close Lower as Bank Shares Lead Retreat

Weakness in banks and commodity stocks dragged Britain's leading share index lower on Monday as the protracted search for a Greek bond deal and concerns about economic growth kept investors nervous.
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Big Pharma Donates Drugs for Neglected Diseases

The world's major pharmaceutical companies joined forces with governments and leading global health organizations Monday to donate drugs and scientific know-how to help control or wipe out 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020.
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Europe's Markets Mixed Tuesday at Mid-Day

European stocks edged up in thin pre-holiday trade on Tuesday at mid-day, boosted by a successful Spanish debt auction and a sharp rise in German business sentiment, though strategists said the continuing euro zone debt crisis would limit any gains.


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