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Teva Pharmaceutical set for major layoffs in Israel, U.S.: report 4:20am EST

TEL AVIV Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to cut 20-25 percent of its 6,860 workers in Israel and a few thousand more in the United States, financial news website Calcalist reported on Thursday.

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Australia's Victoria state closer to legalizing assisted death

SYDNEY Australia's second-largest state on Wednesday took another step towards adopting a law allowing voluntary assisted dying for terminally ill patients.

World, Australia Nov 22 2017

U.S. FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen in win for GSK

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aimed at lessening the side effect burden of current treatments that combine three or four medicines.

Nov 22 2017

Many hospitals lack specialists for hand, face emergencies

(Reuters Health) - In an emergency involving face or hand trauma, barely one in four hospitals can muster a specialist surgeon, a recent U.S. study suggests.

Nov 22 2017

Gold mining firms set aside $360 million for South Africa silicosis law suit

CAPE TOWN Six gold mining firms, including Anglo American, have made a 5 billion rand ($361 million) provision to settle a class action law suit with thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung diseases while working in South African mines, an industry document said on Wednesday.

Nov 22 2017

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