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Source: The Guradian

No children or ducks harmed by novichok, say health officials

Friday 09:00 GMT

No children or animals were harmed in the novichok attack in Wiltshire last year, health officials have said, following claims that Donald Trump decided to take action against Russia after being shown images of dead ducks and children in hospital.

Trump changed his mind after the then deputy CIA director, Gina Haspel, showed him pictures of young children who apparently had been hospitalised as a result of the Salisbury attack, according to the New York Times.

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Source: Common Domain

Health-care drama has now spread to biopharma stocks

Saturday 08:58 GMT

The recent decline in health-care stocks comes during an uncertain time for the future of U.S. health-care policy, with lawmakers demanding tighter regulations and transparency on drug prices and questions swirling around the probability of the country implementing a single-payer system, also known as “Medicare for All.”

“We believe the market is ascribing an inordinately high probability that some form of Medicare-for-all proposal could become reality,” Cowen analyst Charles Rhyee said at the time.

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Source: Reuters

Anthem beats earnings estimates, outlines plans for pharmacy...

Thursday 16:21 GMT

(Reuters) - Anthem Inc on Wednesday posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit and laid out its plans to transition most customers to its revamped pharmacy benefits business this year.

Anthem, which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, is facing a changed health insurance landscape after separate deals by rivals Aetna and Cigna Corp to merge with the biggest U.S. pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) last year.

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Source: Common Domain

Mark Zuckerberg is begging for governments to regulate Facebook

Thursday 23:40 GMT

Facebook Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is effectively begging for U.S. regulators to step in and give clear policies for internet data privacy and harmful content, a worthy request that still could be self-serving.

During the company’s call with investors, Zuckerberg once again called on the U.S. government to step in and regulate certain areas for internet companies, after almost two years of constant scandals, many involving the misuse of its user data.


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