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U.S. judge rejects Amgen bid to block 'biosimilar' Neupogen

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday denied Amgen Inc’s bid to block the sale of Novartis AG’s recently approved “biosimilar” form of Neupogen, Amgen’s blockbuster drug used to prevent infections in cancer patients. The drug, Zarxio, contains the same active ingredient as Amgen’s $1.2 billion-a-year Neupogen, and once launched, would become the first biosimilar in the United States.

Colorado woman accused of cutting fetus from stranger held on $2 million bond

By Keith Coffman BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) – A Colorado woman appeared in court on Thursday accused of cutting a fetus out of another woman’s womb after luring her with a Craigslist ad, then taking it to a hospital and claiming to have had a miscarriage. A judge ordered Dynel Catrece Lane, 34, held on a $2 million bond at Boulder County Jail, where she was booked on charges of attempted

Some California winemakers accused of letting arsenic into products

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – About 30 makers of low-priced California wines including popular brands Charles Shaw and Sutter Home allow unacceptable levels of arsenic in their products, private attorneys said in a proposed class action filed in Los Angeles on Thursday. The legal action represents a challenge to a segment of the industry that produces wines that consumers can buy for less than $10 a bottle, or

Sobriety tests in all new cars might prevent most drunk driving deaths

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – – Installing devices in new cars to prevent drunk drivers from starting the engine could prevent 85 percent of alcohol-related deaths on U.S. roads, saving tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars from injury-related costs, according to a new analysis. Over 15 years, as older cars without a so-called alcohol ignition interlock come off the roads, sobriety-screening systems in new vehicles could

The Power of the Pooch

Yep, they have our love and adoration the moment we see them playing, rolling around, or just plainly looking so darn cute. Puppies. Dogs. Man’s best friend…and woman’s too. Companions for life.Many stories have been written about dogs from those who serve with our military searching for IEDs, dogs who help blind individuals have new “sight”,…