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  • *mySugr one of numerous diabetes apps. ZURICH, June 30- Roche has bought Vienna- based diabetes management platform mySugr for an undisclosed price, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, joining a crowd of companies expanding app-based digital health services. It has been working with Roche since 2014 and previously got funding from Roche's Venture Fund.

  • *mySugr one of numerous diabetes apps. ZURICH, June 30- Roche has bought Vienna- based diabetes management platform mySugr for an undisclosed price, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, joining a growing crowd of companies expanding into app-based digital health services. It has been working with Roche since 2014 and previously got funding from the Roche Venture...

  • June 29- Cara Therapeutics Inc reported disappointing data from a key study testing its chronic pain treatment in patients with osteoarthritis, sending the drug developer's shares down about 32 percent after the bell on Thursday. The company was testing three dosages of its drug, CR845, in 476 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee experiencing...

  • June 29- Cara Therapeutics Inc on Thursday reported mixed results from a pivotal trial testing the drug developer's chronic pain treatment in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. Shares of the company fell 21.6 percent to $20 after the bell. The drug developer was testing three dosages of the drug, CR845, against a placebo.

  • Larry Robbins

    Glenview CEO Larry Robbins called parts of the CBO's report on the BCRA "actuarial gobbledygook."

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to reorganize its drug review staff and create a SWAT team to eliminate a backlog of requests for rare disease drug designation, it said on Thursday. In 2016 the FDA received 568 new requests for orphan drug designation, more than double the number received in 2012.. On Tuesday the FDA released a list of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to reorganize its drug review staff and create a SWAT team to eliminate a backlog of drugs for rare diseases and speed reviews of future applications, it said on Thursday. In 2016 the FDA received 568 new requests for orphan drug designation, more than double the number received in 2012..

  • MOSCOW, June 29- Computers at Russian state gas giant Gazprom were infected as part of a global cyber attack on Tuesday, a government official and a person investigating the incident told Reuters. The computer virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, has wreaked havoc on firms around the world as it spread to more than 60 countries.

  • *Novartis, Merck drugs offer new weapons in heart disease. LONDON, June 29- Novartis and Merck have both surprised experts in the past week by finding new ways to tackle heart disease, although the jury remains out as to whether this scientific success will translate into blockbuster sales. Detailed data on both Novartis's canakinumab and Merck's anacetrapib...

  • Gabriel Lee, COO of Union Medical Healthcare, talks about how registered doctors are key to ensuring standards are met in aesthetic medical procedures.

  • *Attack first took hold in Ukraine, spread worldwide. FRANKFURT/ MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 28- A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday...

  • We need to be very careful about what we ban in America: John Kamp

    John Kamp, executive director at Coalition for Healthcare Communication, and Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, Hardvard Medical School professor of medicine, discuss whether cutting drug advertising will improve heath care costs in government.

  • *Attack first took hold in Ukraine, spread worldwide. FRANKFURT/ MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 28- A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday...

  • FDA's Scott Gottlieb on generic drug competition

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb discusses pricing and competition in the pharmaceutical industry and what policy steps can be taken to promote low-cost generic drugs.

  • Cleveland Clinic's Tony Cosgrove: Senate health-care bill doesn't tackle rising costs

    Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Tony Cosgrove discusses why he's against the Senate's health-care bill as it stands right now and what effect it would have on hospitals should it pass.

  • AMSTERDAM, June 28- Dutch healthcare company Philips has agreed to buy U.S.-based Spectranetics Corp, a maker of devices to treat heart disease, for 1.9 billion euros including debt, as it expands its image-guided therapy business. Philips will pay Spectranetics shareholders $38.50 per share, a 27 percent premium to their closing price on June 27.

  • *Wave of disruption started in Russia and Ukraine. MOSCOW/ KIEV/ WASHINGTON, June 28- A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month. Businesses in the Asia-Pacific region reported some...

  • *Wave of disruption started in Russia and Ukraine. MOSCOW/ KIEV/ WASHINGTON, June 27- A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. It included code known as "Eternal Blue," which cyber...

  • *Wave of disruption started in Russia and Ukraine. MOSCOW/ KIEV/ WASHINGTON, June 27- A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. It included code known as "Eternal Blue," which cyber...

  • *Wave of disruption started in Russia and Ukraine. MOSCOW/ KIEV/ WASHINGTON, June 27- A major global cyber attack dubbed "GoldenEye" or "Petya" on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware virus that last month infected more than 300,000 computers.