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Health

Salmonella outbreak in 26 states tied to raw turkey

Thursday at 20:58 PM, via CNN

An outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey products has sickened at least 90 people across 26 states, according to the CDC. People reported preparing or eating turkey products that were purchased raw, including ground turkey, turkey pieces, and whole turkey.

Systemic changes may reduce gender disparities in medical training

Thursday at 20:30 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Gender disparities in medical careers – in position, pay and publishing – start early, but even small systemic changes in training programs could begin to narrow these gaps, says a group of Harvard Medical School doctors.

Trump administration proposes altering rule on drug rebates

Thursday at 20:09 PM, via Reuters

The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would scale back protections currently in place that allow rebates between drug manufacturers and insurers and pharmacy benefits managers, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website.

Mersana’s cancer drug trial put on hold by FDA; shares halted

Thursday at 14:38 PM, via Reuters

Mersana Therapeutics said on Thursday an early stage trial testing its lead cancer drug has been put on partial hold by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after a patient’s death was possibly linked to the treatment.

Roche takes Tecentriq hit on survival data

Thursday at 12:42 PM, via Reuters

Roche’s hopes of clinching more of the lung cancer treatment market with its Tecentriq immunotherapy had a major setback on Thursday, when a trial failed to deliver survival data the Swiss drugmaker needs to challenge rival Merck.

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices

Thursday at 12:34 PM, via Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked two major drug companies for not raising their prices and said his administration was working toward “substantially” cutting prescription-drug prices.

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