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Novartis replaces top scientists at Avexis after drug data manipulated

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novartis AG said on Wednesday it replaced the two top research and development executives at its Avexis unit after some data was manipulated from early testing of a gene therapy for infants that costs more than $2 million. FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Novartis’ logo is seen at the company’s plant in Read More

Novartis says top R&D executives no longer at Avexis unit after test data manipulation

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FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Novartis’ logo is seen at the company’s plant in the northern Swiss town of Stein, Switzerland October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novartis said on Wednesday the two top research & development executives at its Avexis unit were no longer at the company after some data from early Read More

Greens accuse Merkel of ‘voodoo fiscal policy’, want new debt for climate plan

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s surging Greens party, a likely coalition partner in any new government, raised the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Monday to ditch their balanced budget goal and finance a climate protection plan with new debt. FILE PHOTO: Germany’s Greens party leader Robert Habeck addresses a news conference Read More

Pollution causing ‘up to a third of new child asthma cases in Europe’

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Up to a third of new childhood asthma cases in Europe could be caused by air pollution, a study found. Hundreds of thousands of children aged between one and 14 are believed to fall ill by breathing in pollutants each year, researchers estimate. Around 1.1million children are believed to suffer from asthma in the UK. Read More

U.S. FDA says some data testing Novartis’ $2 million gene therapy was manipulated

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that some data from early testing of Novartis’ (NOVN.S) more than $2 million gene therapy Zolgensma was manipulated, but the agency believes the treatment should remain on the market. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is Read More

Dramatic VIDEOS show volcano violently erupting in Indonesia’s Java as tourists FLEE

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A volcano has erupted in West Java, the most populated Indonesian province, hurling a massive plume of ash and dust hundreds of feet into the air. The fearsome explosion was captured on film by shocked observers. Tangkuban Perahu volcano, located some 19 miles (30km) north of West Java’s provincial capital of Bandung, erupted on Friday Read More

Khan’s WH visit: Trump needs Pakistan to help end war in Afghanistan, but what can Washington offer?

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Imran Khan’s trip to Washington showed that Donald Trump is willing to say or do anything to end the war in Afghanistan, analysts told RT, describing the reset in US-Pakistan relations as transitory and transactional in nature. Pakistan’s prime minister has wrapped up a three-day visit to the United States, breathing fresh life into his Read More

Exclusive: J.C. Penney taps debt restructuring advisers – sources

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(Reuters) – J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N) has hired advisers to explore debt restructuring options that would buy more time for the money-losing U.S. retailer to forge a turnaround, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A J.C. Penney Company Inc. store is pictured at a mall in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, U.S. November Read More

Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide

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(Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., Read More

Gas capture issues continue to prevent North Dakota from setting oil production records

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Highlights State flaring more than 500 MMcf/d New infrastructure crucial to solving problem Bismarck, N.D. — North Dakota’s Bakken oil production could top easily 2 million b/d, but gas capture constraints continue to plague producers and limit growth, Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford said Tuesday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your Read More