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AstraZeneca to stockpile drugs as Brexit 'safety net' 4:47am EDT

LONDON AstraZeneca is increasing stockpiles of those medicines in Britain and Europe that could be affected by Brexit by around 20 percent, in preparation for potential disruption if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal.

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Bulgarian farmers protest against mass livestock slaughter

SOFIA Hundreds of farmers from around Bulgaria rallied in the capital Sofia on Wednesday against the government-ordered mass slaughter of livestock following the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).

Environment 7:35am EDT
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Israel grants $33 million to GE, Medtronic, Change Healthcare to boost R&D

JERUSALEM Three multinational companies have received an Israeli government grant of 120 million shekels ($33 million) aimed at boosting the presence of large companies and establishing Israel as a hub in biotechnology and medicine.

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China heart drug sold globally may have had impurity since 2012

LONDON A common blood pressure and heart drug manufactured in bulk by a Chinese company and sold worldwide may have contained an impurity linked to cancer since 2012, European regulators said on Tuesday.

Jul 17 2018
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Judge rules for Trump administration in suit over family-planning program shift

A federal judge ruled on Monday against birth control organizations that sought to block the Trump administration from shifting a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and counsel abstinence.

U.S., Jul 17 2018