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South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeria outbreak

March 5, 2018 - 1:10pm
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeria outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year.
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Malawi cholera death toll rises to 19, health ministry says

March 5, 2018 - 1:03pm
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - The death toll from cholera in the southern African nation of Malawi has increased from eight to 19, the Ministry of Health said Monday.
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Onerous laws exclusively target abortion clinics

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

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

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

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

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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