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Philip Morris International CEO cheers U.S. FDA tobacco proposal 12:02am EDT

The chief executive of Philip Morris International said he was "extremely encouraged" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and nudge smokers toward less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes.

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Belgian biscuit maker recalls products amid contaminated eggs scare

BRUSSELS Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries said it had recalled some of its products in Belgium as they could contain eggs that were contaminated with insecticide fipronil.

Aug 21 2017

U.S. study revives argument over mammogram screening

(Reuters Health) - Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 would prevent the most deaths from breast cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a challenge to more conservative recommendations that take into account both the harms and the benefits of screening.

Aug 21 2017
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Britain's Creo receives speedy FDA approval for its endoscopic device

LONDON Britain's Creo Medical Group said its device to remove cancerous lesions in the bowel during an endoscopy had received U.S. approval much quicker than it planned, shaking up a timetable that had been focused on a European launch.

Aug 21 2017
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New Novartis drug takes aim at tough-to-treat malaria

LONDON Novartis is taking aim at drug-resistant malaria – a growing global problem – by launching clinical trials of the first new antimalarial medicine for many years in nine countries across Africa and Asia.

Aug 21 2017

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