Pfizer has agreed to pay Washington University in St. Louis $22.5 million to take another look at more than 500 drugs and failed drug candidates to see whether the university's researchers can find new uses for them, report the Wall Street Journal .
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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.
Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.
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