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Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu
Reuters Health News : August 20, 2017, 1:36 am
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila.
Exclusive: India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations
Reuters Health News : August 18, 2017, 12:30 pm
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry.
Insys agrees to pay $4.5 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit
Reuters Health News : August 18, 2017, 11:35 am
(Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.5 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed a highly addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses.
Surgeries to remove weight-loss devices on the rise
Reuters Health News : August 18, 2017, 10:16 am
Reuters Health - Doctors are doing fewer weight-loss procedures to implant adjustable bands around the stomach and more operations to remove the devices or alter them, a U.S. study suggests.
Alcohol may impair tired drivers even if they aren’t drunk
Reuters Health News : August 18, 2017, 9:32 am
Reuters Health - People with blood alcohol levels below the legal cutoff for being considered drunk may still be unsafe drivers if they’re also sleep deprived, a small experiment suggests.