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U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children

August 9, 2018, 10:44 am by Reuters Health News

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely-used pesticide that critics say can harm children and farmers.

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China finds second African swine fever case at WH Group plant
Reuters Health News : August 16, 2018, 3:33 am
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Reuters Health News : August 16, 2018, 2:32 am
China's Heilongjiang province is investigating a suspected case of African swine fever (ASF), an official said on Thursday, stirring concern that the deadly pig infection may have spread after a first outbreak was reported earlier this month.

Pfizer bets on biotech flu vaccine in $425 million BioNTech alliance
Reuters Health News : August 15, 2018, 10:32 am
Pfizer has agreed to pay German biotech firm BioNTech up to $425 million in an alliance to develop more effective influenza jabs, the latest among several major pharma companies to bank on a promising new genetic approach.

Express Scripts staking out million dollar gene therapies
Reuters Health News : August 15, 2018, 10:01 am
Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs.

South Africa's parliament considers tougher anti-smoking bill
Reuters Health News : August 15, 2018, 8:36 am
A bill that would toughen anti-smoking legislation in South Africa has been submitted to parliament for review by lawmakers, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as a campaign against the proposed changes intensifies.