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 •  October 20

U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said the Food and Drug Administration approved it late Friday. It will be the second shingles vaccine in the U.S. market. Merck launched the first one in 2006. Studies paid for by Glaxo found it...

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 •  June 16

Colorado's Cynthia Coffman is joining a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general to investigate whether drug manufacturers' marketing contribute to the opioid addiction crisis in their states. Coffman talked of swords and shields. "Every day our country and state lose loved ones to the opioid epidemic," Coffman said in a statement Thursday...

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 •  February 14

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Israeli drug developer Intec Pharma Ltd. ended their stock market debut unchanged Tuesday while the broader markets declined. Intec raised more than $30 million in its initial public offering, selling 5 million shares at $6 per share. It plans to use the money raised to fund a clinical drug trial for its Parkinson's...