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WSJ BLOG/Health: A.M. Vitals: GSK's Hostile Human Genome Bid; Regulators Like Preventive HIV Drug

(This story has been posted on The Wall Street Journal Online's Health Blog at http://blogs.wsj.com/health.) By Christopher Weaver Here's what's making health news this morning: The ABCs of Beating Obesity (WSJ): A new Institute of Medicine report says schools should be a "national focal point" for the prevention of obesity, requiring, for instance, at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. GSK Makes Hostile Human Genome Sciences Bid (WSJ): GlaxoSmithKline said it would take a $2.6 billion bid to buy Human Genome directly to shareholders after its smaller partner rejected the offer as too low. Regulator Seems to Back HIV Drug (WSJ): A memo released by Food and Drug Administration regulators Tuesday said Gilead Sciences' drug Truvada could spare people at risk for HIV "infection with a serious and life-threatening illness," a sign of support for what would be the first approval of a preventive HIV medicine. Psychiatry Manual Drafters Back Down on Diagnoses (New York Times): Amid protests from therapists, scientists and patients, the nation's top psychiatry association stripped its forthcoming index of diseases of two new disorders it concluded were not supported by evidence. Senate Inquiry Into Painkiller Makers' Ties (New York Times): Senators are probing ties between pharmaceutical companies that make pain pills and the patient groups, pain specialists and other groups that have advocated for broader use of the drugs. Retired Couples May Need $240,000 for Health Care (Associated Press): Fidelity Investments estimates that retired couples will need to reserve $240,000 for health care costs over the remainder of their lives, a number that could rise if the 2010 federal health law is repealed. -For continuously updated news from The Wall Street Journal, see WSJ.com at http://wsj.com.

Stock News for Human Genome Sciences (HGSI)
DateTimeHeadline
08/03/201203:00:56GlaxoSmithKline Completes Acquisition of Human Genome Sciences
07/30/201209:06:49GlaxoSmithKline Gets 79% Tenders for Human Genome Sciences Offer
07/15/201219:10:13Glaxo Eyes Human Genome Sciences for $2.6 Billion
07/15/201215:49:18Sources Say GlaxoSmithKline in Talks to Acquire Human Genome...
07/11/201212:36:14Glaxo To File Experimental Diabetes Drug Albiglutide In Early...
07/10/201208:38:08Human Genome: FDA Sets Dec. 15 Action Date For Anthrax Treatment...
07/03/201217:08:09GlaxoSmithKline Readies Candidates to Replace Human Genome's...
06/29/201209:24:03Glaxo Keeps Pressure On Human Genome By Extending Offer To July...
06/29/201207:35:49GlaxoSmithKline Sets July 20 For Expiration Of Tender Offer To...
06/15/201210:42:11GSK Gets Renewed Invitation to Human Genome Sciences Strategic...
06/08/201209:10:55GlaxoSmithKline Extends HGS Offer To June 29
06/07/201211:43:24Glaxo Seen Likely to Extend Hostile Tender Offer for Human Genome
05/30/201211:58:59GlaxoSmithKline Is Said To Plan Effort To Replace Human Genome...
05/23/201209:12:46Glaxo Amends Offer To Address HGS Shareholder Rights Plan
05/17/201217:45:35ADR Report: Shares Lower As Euro-Zone Worries Loom
05/17/201213:54:16GlaxoSmithKline Offer To Acquire HGS Represents Full, Fair Value
05/17/201207:55:44Human Genome Adopts Poison Pill With 15% Trigger To Deter Glaxo
05/09/201209:33:24WSJ BLOG/Health: A.M. Vitals: GSK's Hostile Human Genome Bid;...
05/09/201205:02:12Glaxo Goes Direct To HGS Shareholders With Hostile Offer
05/09/201202:48:24GlaxoSmithKline To Launch $13/Share Tender Offer For To Buy HGS

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