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AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval2/17/2018 10:26:09 AMLONDON - AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug Imfinzi has won crucial approval from U.S. regulators for use in lung cancer, opening up a multibillion-dollar market for a medicine that has so far lagged behind competitors.Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 billion hepatitis C drug patent verdict2/17/2018 5:20:05 PM - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.Shares of Apricus tank after FDA declines to OK erectile dysfunction cream2/16/2018 2:00:21 PM - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday declined to approve Apricus Biosciences Inc's Vitaros, a cream to treat erectile dysfunction, for the second time in a decade, sending the company's shares down more than 70 percent before the opening bell.Novartis readies to auction U.S. generic pills business: sources2/16/2018 5:10:18 PM - Switzerland's Novartis AG is preparing to auction its U.S. generic pill business, looking to shed a unit that has struggled amid fierce price competition, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.U.S. faces shortage of developmental and behavioral pediatrics specialists2/16/2018 11:30:41 PM - A shortage of clinicians specializing in pediatric behavioral and developmental disorders is translating into long wait times for new patient appointments amid surging demand, a new study suggests.Fear of federal law may prevent gun retailers from storing firearms2/16/2018 7:34:04 PM - What if someone who lived with the young man who unleashed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history this week had been concerned that he might harm himself or others and removed his AR-15 rifle from his home?Hospitalized older adults less often tested for flu2/16/2018 7:39:34 PM - Even though elderly people have the highest rates of hospitalization and death from influenza, a U.S. study suggests that older patients may be less likely to get tested for flu in the hospital.In-person license renewal may reduce crashes involving people with dementia2/16/2018 4:11:04 PMReuters Health - Older adults with dementia may be less likely to get in car crashes when they’re required to renew their driver’s licenses in person, a U.S. study suggests.Pot Pharm: Booming Canada weed sector plots next-wave medicines2/16/2018 11:37:09 AMTORONTO - Canopy Growth Corp, one of the world's biggest medical marijuana producers, now wants to take on the world's pharmaceutical giants.Swiss skiers first athletes hit by norovirus at Games2/16/2018 4:45:07 AMPYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Two Swiss freestyle skiers are the first athletes confirmed to have been hit by a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Swiss Olympic team confirmed on Friday.