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U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

Published 16/10/2017

A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent. [more…]

Battery startup taps carbon in race to replace lithium-ion cells

Battery startup taps carbon in race to replace lithium-ion cells

Published 16/10/2017

In an auto industry race to develop electric vehicle batteries that charge faster and are cheaper and safer than lithium-ion cells, startup Zap&Go will do all that with its carbon-ion alternative 'within a few years', a company executive said. [more…]

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

Published 13/10/2017

The United Nations' cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO's fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out. [more…]

Allergan settles with one of four companies contesting Restasis patent

Allergan settles with one of four companies contesting Restasis patent

Published 12/10/2017

Allergan Plc said on Thursday it reached a settlement with InnoPharma Inc, one of the four generic drugmakers challenging the patents for its dry eye medication Restasis in federal court. [more…]

Israel strikes Hamas post after Gaza rocket fire

Israel strikes Hamas post after Gaza rocket fire

Published 09/10/2017

The Israeli military said on Sunday it destroyed an outpost belonging to the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Gaza militants fired a rocket toward Israel. [more…]

Trump says giving peace a chance before U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem: interview

Trump says giving peace a chance before U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem: interview

Published 08/10/2017

President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Saturday that he wanted to give a shot at achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians before moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. [more…]

Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes

Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes

Published 06/10/2017

When Israel's envoy told UNESCO delegates last July that fixing the plumbing in his toilet was more important than their latest ruling, it highlighted how fractious geopolitics are paralyzing the workings of the agency. [more…]

Bank Hapoalim says U.S. tax settlement may be higher than thought

Bank Hapoalim says U.S. tax settlement may be higher than thought

Published 03/10/2017

Israel's Bank Hapoalim said on Tuesday the amount it may have to pay in a future settlement with U.S. authorities in a tax evasion probe could be "significantly higher" than previously thought and the provision for it may have to be raised. [more…]

FDA aims to speed up arrival of complex generic drugs

FDA aims to speed up arrival of complex generic drugs

Published 02/10/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced a series of measures designed to speed to market generic versions of complex drugs such as Mylan NV's emergency EpiPen in an effort to address the rising cost of pharmaceuticals. [more…]

Washington state sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma

Washington state sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma

Published 28/09/2017

Washington state on Thursday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for a national opioid addiction epidemic. [more…]