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(Reuters) - Consumer watchdog Public Citizen said it petitioned U.S. health regulators to withdraw approval of Sanofi SA's Seprafilm and order a recall, saying the surgical implant has been associated with side effects including death.










CHICAGO (Reuters) - Heroin overdose deaths in the United States nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, fueled by lower costs as well as increased abuse of prescription opiate painkillers, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Experts called on Tuesday for urgent, root-and-branch changes to the World Health Organization after an inadequate response to West Africa's vast and deadly Ebola outbreak.










LONDON/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Another Indian clinical research organization, Quest Life Sciences of Chennai, is in trouble over defective trials work, including manipulation of heart readings, according to a warning issued by the World Health Organization.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eli Lilly & Co.'s experimental lung cancer drug necitumumab improved overall survival by an average of 1.6 months but also increased the risk of sometimes fatal blood clots, according to a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.










(Reuters Health) - In the wake of new Texas legislation allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, school administrators are determining how to comply with the law while still meeting safety concerns of students, parents and staff.

(The story clarifies name of university in paragraph 6, fixes link in paragraph 7)

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish biotech Genmab submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the use of ofatumumab, branded as Arzerra, as maintenance therapy for patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia.










(This July 3 story corrects paragraph 10 to make clear 6 million euros refers to saving, not price)

WILLIAMSON, WV (Reuters) - With coal trains chugging past in the distance, Jack Perry watches as his wife, Margie, plants row upon row of Hungarian pepper seedlings in the community garden that residents of this West Virginia coal town call the "Garden of Eatin'."










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