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Johnson & Johnson fined for bribing doctors

WASHINGTON — US authorities fined cosmetics and drugs giant Johnson & Johnson $70 million on Friday for bribing doctors in Europe and paying kickbacks for contracts under a UN relief program in Iraq. The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission said since 1998 the firm had paid doctors…

Blood test for cancer gets US boost

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson said Monday it is partnering with US doctors to improve a blood test for cancer that could do away with biopsies and transform the field of cancer treatment. The Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) microchip technology, which inventors describe as a “liquid biopsy,” has…