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Onerous laws exclusively target abortion clinics

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 1:01pm
(Reuters Health) - State laws governing facilities that oversee abortions are more numerous and burdensome than laws governing facilities overseeing other medical procedures, according to a new study that questions the laws’ constitutionality.
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Former CEO of BRF arrested in Brazil food safety probe: police

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 11:50am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Federal police said on Monday they arrested the former chief executive of Brazilian food processor BRF SA on charges that he and other executives were aware the company committed fraud in trying to evade food safety checks.
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Britain's health service 'not for sale' in U.S. trade talks: PM May

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 11:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that Britain's National Health Service was "not for sale" in any future trade deal with the United States after Brexit.
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Dermira to abandon acne drug, shares crater

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 10:49am
(Reuters) - Dermira Inc will discontinue development of its acne drug after the treatment failed to meet the main goals of two late-stage studies, the company said on Monday.
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Clearside Biomedical's eye treatment succeeds study, shares surge

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 8:04am
(Reuters) - Drug developer Clearside Biomedical Inc said on Monday its treatment helped improve vision in patients with fluid buildup in the eye in a late-stage study, sending its shares surging 54.1 percent in premarket trading.
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Brazil police announce new phase in 'Weak Flesh' food fraud investigation

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 7:07am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Monday announced a new phase in an investigation dubbed “Weak Flesh” targeting a business group accused of acting fraudulently to evade food security checks.
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South Africa's Tiger Brands, RCL Foods shares fall over listeria scare

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 6:54am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Shares in South Africa's biggest consumer foods producer Tiger Brands and RCL Foods fell on Monday after the government linked a deadly listeria outbreak to cold meat products known as "polony" made by Tiger unit Enterprise Food.
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Bulgaria reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 5:45am
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northeastern district of Dobrich, the national food safety agency said on Monday.
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Norovirus threat emerges ahead of Commonwealth Games

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 4:05am
(Reuters) - A Gold Coast school that will serve as a key residential and training venue for next month's Commonwealth Games is to undergo sanitization measures due to a highly contagious virus which causes nausea and vomiting.
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Santhera's Raxone shows no efficacy benefit in MS study

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 3:47am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Santhera Pharmaceuticals said on Monday a study of its medicine Raxone in primary progressive multiple sclerosis showed no difference between the treatment and placebo groups in disease progression, another setback for the Swiss drug company.
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