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Shionogi says COVID pill trial shows reduction in symptoms

TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Japan’s Shionogi & Co Ltd (4507.T) said on Wednesday its oral treatment for COVID-19 demonstrated a significant reduction in symptoms compared with a placebo in a Phase III trial in Asia. The drug, a protease inhibitor known as ensitrelvir, met its primary endpoint in a trial conducted among predominantly vaccinated …

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Analysis: Alzheimer’s drug trial breakthrough boost for Roche, Eli Lilly

Biogen, Eisai report landmark result for experimental drug Nearly all Alzheimer’s trials have failed previously Drugs from Roche and Eli Lilly target the same protein as Biogen, Eisai compound Shares of all four drugmakers soar on news LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The results of a key Alzheimer’s drug trial on Wednesday have reignited decades-old …

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J&J names consumer health business Kenvue ahead of spin-off

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) named its consumer business Kenvue on Wednesday, moving ahead with its plans to spin-off the unit in what would be the biggest shake-up in the healthcare conglomerate’s 135-year history . The unit has faced nearly 40,000 lawsuits alleging its baby powder and other talc products contained asbestos …

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EU sees sabotage of Nord Stream, warns against attacks on ‘active infrastructure’

BRUSSELS, Sept 27 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday said the leaks of the Nord Stream pipelines were caused by sabotage, and warned of the “strongest possible response” should active European energy infrastructure be attacked. “Spoke to (Danish Prime Minister Mette) Frederiksen on the sabotage action Nordstream,” von der Leyen …

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McDonald’s hikes prices in Japan on higher input costs, weaker yen

Customers are seen through the windows of a McDonald’s store (top) in Tokyo, while others stand in line in front of cash registers, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Japan’s McDonald’s fast food restaurants will raise prices on about 60% of its …

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Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast causing ‘terrifying’ destruction

STEPHENVILLE, Newfoundland, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona ripped into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, knocking down trees and powerlines, and reducing many homes on the coast to “just a pile of rubble in the ocean.” The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to …

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Pfizer CEO tests positive for COVID for a second time

Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer attends a discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 24 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I’m feeling well …

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‘Blood on your hands’ if world steps back on tackling COVID now, WHO official says

Bruce Aylward, Senior Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that …

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US FDA advisers recommend Ferring’s fecal transplant therapy

A worker sweeps outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, US, August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 22 (Reuters) – A panel of US Food and Drug Administration advisers voted in favor of Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ fecal transplant-based therapy to reduce …

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Pfizer to supply up to 6 mln COVID pill courses for lower income countries

A 3D printed Pfizer logo is placed near medicines from the same manufacturer in this illustration taken September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 22 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Thursday it would supply up to 6 million courses of its COVID-19 antiviral treatment …

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