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Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states Oct 22 2017

NEW YORK Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.

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California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

Oct 21 2017

DBV Technologies peanut allergy drug fails key study

DBV Technologies SA said on Friday its peanut allergy treatment did not meet the main goal in a highly anticipated late-stage study, sending its U.S.-listed shares sharply down.

Oct 20 2017
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Australia's second largest state edges towards permitting euthanasia

SYDNEY The parliament of Australia's second largest state passed legislation on Friday to allow terminally ill patients to seek medical help to end their lives, a bill that is expected to act as a catalyst for the rest of the country to adopt similar laws.

World, Australia Oct 20 2017
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GlaxoSmithKline adult shingles vaccine wins U.S. approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix shingles vaccine for use in adults aged 50 and over, a move widely expected after an advisory panel to the agency last month voted unanimously to recommend its approval, the company announced on Friday.

Oct 20 2017

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