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Regeneron CEO says Amgen not putting patients first in patent dispute

A federal judge last week handed Regeneron and its partner Sanofi a stunning setback by banning sales of their LDL-lowering medicine Praluent, finding it infringed patents held by Amgen on its Repatha cholesterol drug. Regeneron and

California Republican challenges state’s hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any

Watchdog urges greater protection of UK transgender prisoners as deaths climb

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender prisoners in Britain need more support and greater protection from bullying and harassment, a government watchdog said on Tuesday, more than a week after a transgender woman was

Senate leader expects Obamacare repeal this week, new plan ‘quickly’

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday the Senate would take the first step in repealing President Barack Obama's health care law by the end of this week and that a replacement health care plan

Replacing, repealing Obamacare at same time ‘ideal’: top Trump aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Repealing and replacing the U.S. Affordable Care Act in one action would be "ideal," but it "may take time" to get all elements of the heath care law's alternative ready, President-elect Donald Trump's

Britain’s health service in a ‘humanitarian crisis’ – Red Cross

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's health service is engulfed in a "humanitarian crisis" that requires the support of the Red Cross to use Land Rovers to transport patients, the charity said on Saturday. Founded

Choked by smog, Beijing creates new environmental police

BEIJING (AP) — Officials in Beijing have announced a new environmental police squad to root out illegal burning in the city, the latest government response to the widespread public anger over China's persistent problems with smog.

Gun was given back to Florida shooting suspect last month

By Zachary Fagenson FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Police in Alaska took a handgun from the man accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday, but they returned it to him last month

Iraq war veteran accused of killing five at Ft. Lauderdale airport

An Iraq war veteran took a gun out of his checked luggage and opened fire in a crowded baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday, killing five people, months after he showed up at

California pays for inmate’s gender reassignment surgery

A transgender California prison inmate who was born male but identifies as female underwent gender-reassignment surgery paid for by the state this week in what is believed to be the first such case in the United States,