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India eyes oil-for-drugs deal with Venezuela

Indian officials say they have proposed an oil-for-drugs barter plan with cash-strapped Venezuela to recoup millions of dollars in payments owed to some of India's largest pharmaceutical companies. Several of India's gener

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Novartis splits drugs business into two

Novartis is splitting its pharmaceuticals division into two business units, one focused on cancer and the second on other drugs, while switching out its current pharma head in the second high-profile management reshuffle this year.

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Women held in Chicago airport with $3m in drugs

A US judge set a $50,000 bond each on Wednesday for three women who were arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport with more than $3 million of heroin and opium in their luggage. The three - Pa Yang, 57, Mai Vue V

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UK airport sniffer dogs find sausages, not drugs

A team of sniffer dogs set up at a British airport at a cost of 1.25 million pounds ($1.7 million) have proved adept at discovering small amounts of cheese and sausages but not so good at finding smuggled drugs, a report said on Thursday.

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Biosimilar drugs could save up to $110bn by 2020

Lower-cost copies of complex biotech drugs, known as biosimilars, could save the US and Europe's five top markets as much as €98 billion ($110 billion) by 2020, a new analysis showed on Tuesday. Realising those savings, h

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Biosimilar drugs could save up to $110bn by 2020

Lower-cost copies of complex biotech drugs, known as biosimilars, could save the US and Europe's five top markets as much as €98 billion ($110 billion) by 2020, a new analysis showed on Tuesday. Realising those savings, h

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Playing it safe by keeping medicine basic

The shock of Maria Sharapova's failed drug test has cast a spotlight on the attention to detail her fellow players apply to medications and supplements, and most say they take as little as possible. With Russian Sharapova now

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Seven $1bn-plus drugs to hit market in 2016

Drug companies are likely to launch seven "blockbuster" drugs in 2016, each with $1 billion-plus annual sales potential, led by new treatments for liver disease and HIV, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis. The asses

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Drug firms urge govts to do more to combat superbugs

More than 80 international drug and biotech firms urged governments to work with them to combat drug-resistant superbugs which could kill tens of millions of people within decades unless progress is made and new antibiotics found.

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Bahrain approves new pharmaceuticals factory

Health services in Bahrain are set to receive a boost with a pharmaceutical factory already being given the green light to start operations and requests for three more plants under evaluation, a report said. The drugs manufacturin

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