Reuters: Health News 6 April 2018

Britain's sugar tax on soft drinks comes into effect

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's sugar tax on soft drinks came into effect on Friday, a move that will lead to some higher prices as the country seeks to battle childhood obesity.

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Incyte, Merck melanoma combo therapy fails study, shares slide

(Reuters) - Incyte Corp said on Friday an independent committee concluded that its drug for a type of skin cancer in combination with Merck & Co's Keytruda failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study.

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Medical studies in humans often launched on faulty evidence base

(Reuters Health) - New research reveals serious flaws in the animal studies that regulators and ethicists use to decide if an experimental drug should be tested in humans.

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