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  • GSK and Novartis liniment marketing misled Australian consumers: court

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian subsidiaries of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss drugmaker Novartis misled customers and broke the law by promoting identical liniments as though they could treat specific ills, an Australian court found on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen on top of GSK Asia House in Singapore, March 21,

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  • Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law

    (Reuters) – A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy anything in, or from Alabama. FILE PHOTO: Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state Senate votes

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  • Charcoal toothpaste may do harm and not much good

    (Reuters Health) – Charcoal toothpaste may be having a moment as a go-to brightening and whitening tool, but some dentists say these products might actually damage tooth enamel and make cavities more likely. At a minimum, any claims charcoal toothpaste marketers make have no scientific evidence behind them, the authors of a paper in the

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  • Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

    (Reuters) – Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg, 20mg and 15mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo,

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  • Bullied kids more likely to use painkillers

    (Reuters Health) – Children and teens who are bullied are more than twice as likely as peers who are not victimized to take painkillers, a study of school kids in Iceland suggests. “We found a high frequency of pain medication use among both non-bullied and bullied students,” said lead study author Pernilla Garmy of Kristianstad

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  • Ultra-processed foods lead to higher calorie consumption and weight gain

    People who eat a lot of ultra-processed foods – such as frozen entrees, white bread and canned side dishes – tend to consume more calories than those who eat foods that aren’t processed, a new study suggests. Government researchers found that people ate about 500 calories more when offered meals that contained ultra-processed items, according

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  • Healthy diet cuts risk of dying from breast cancer in older women

    A balanced, low-fat diet significantly lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new long-term data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial. “Ours is the first randomized, controlled trial to prove that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of death from breast cancer. The balanced diet

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  • Five U.S. states sue Purdue Pharma over marketing, selling of opioids

    FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg, 20mg and 15mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo (Reuters) – Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, including OxyContin,

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