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29 Mar 2017

Argentina lawmakers approve cannabis oil for medicinal use

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing cannabis oil for medicinal use and permitting the federal government to grow marijuana for research and therapeutic purposes.

29 Mar 2017

FDA declines to approve Mylan's generic of GSK's Advair for now

(Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's <GSK.L> blockbuster Advair asthma treatment, but provided no details of the agency's concerns or how long the product might be delayed.

29 Mar 2017

FDA nominee moves to untangle potential conflicts of interest

(Reuters) - Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle his ties to the pharmaceutical industry if confirmed by the Senate.

29 Mar 2017

Zara founder to spend $344 million on breast cancer-screening for Spanish hospitals

MADRID (Reuters) - The charitable foundation of Europe's richest man, Amancio Ortega, said on Wednesday it would spend 320 million euros ($344 million) to acquire the latest breast cancer-screening technology for public hospitals across Spain.

29 Mar 2017

Singapore confirms two new cases of Zika virus

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed two cases of locally transmitted infections of the Zika virus in a northeastern part of the city state, the National Environment Agency said on Wednesday, describing it as the first Zika cluster of 2017.

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