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Crater in pharmaceutical stocks as investors brace for legal action

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Haleon all sold off sharply this week, losing tens of billions in market value, amid investor fear of possible US lawsuits centered on the popular heartburn drug Zantac. It’s a known issue that’s been languishing in the background for years, but investor concern exploded this week as the first court

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A bittersweet healthcare win for Democrats

Democrats are widely expected to lose control of one or both chambers in November, and MPs are aware that today’s vote on the Inflation Reduction Act could be their last chance for a while to pass major reforms to America’s health care system. In 2020, the party campaigned on universal health insurance coverage, whether through

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Chemicals in cookware linked to 350% increase in liver cancer risk

There is growing evidence that regular exposure to “forever” man-made chemicals, which are used in a variety of household products, is linked to increased rates of cancer. The term “forever” chemicals refers to the more than 4,700 available types of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS, substances widely used in manufacturing industries — so named because

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New CDC guidelines for schools aim for normality

The agency also dropped its guidelines that unvaccinated people or those who are not up to date on their vaccines are quarantined after exposure and said schools should take the same approach for students. Exposed students, as well as unvaccinated people who come into contact with someone with Covid-19, must be tested after five days

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