World

Philippines decries European Parliament's 'interference'

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines decried what it said was interference in its internal affairs by the European Parliament, which urged the Southeast Asian nation in a resolution to end "extrajudicial killings" and abandon plans to reintroduce death pena

Health

Marijuana-related ER visits by Colorado teens on the rise

(Reuters Health) - More visits to the emergency room by teens in Colorado are related to marijuana use than in the past, suggesting an impact of the drug's legalization that needs closer attention, researchers say.

Business

J&J quarterly profit beats on demand for cancer drugs

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit on Tuesday and raised its full-year sales forecast, helped by growing demand for its cancer drugs.

Health

Amazon shelves plans to sell, distribute drugs to hospitals: CNBC

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has shelved plans to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products to hospitals, CNBC reported on Monday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

United States

U.S. appeals court strikes down Maryland drug price-gouging law

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday declared unconstitutional a Maryland law enacted last year that lets the state attorney general sue generic drugmakers who sharply raise prices on medications.

Health

China to remove tariffs on imported cancer drugs from May 1: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will remove import tariffs on cancer drugs from May 1, state media reported on Thursday, citing a meeting of the State Council, or cabinet, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Health

GSK divests rare disease gene therapy drugs to Orchard Therapeutics

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday is was transferring its rare disease gene therapy drugs to Orchard Therapeutics as Chief Executive Emma Walmsley makes good on her promise to prune the drugmaker's pharmaceuticals portfolio.

Health

CVS rolls out new tool to combat rising drug prices

(Reuters) - Drugstore chain CVS Health Corp on Wednesday launched a new tool that will allow pharmacies help customers tackle the soaring cost of drugs by comparing prices of medicines.

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