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Dermira to abandon acne drug, shares crater

March 5, 2018 - 10:49am
(Reuters) - Dermira Inc will discontinue development of its acne drug after the treatment failed to meet the main goals of two late-stage studies, the company said on Monday.
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Clearside Biomedical's eye treatment succeeds study, shares surge

March 5, 2018 - 8:04am
(Reuters) - Drug developer Clearside Biomedical Inc said on Monday its treatment helped improve vision in patients with fluid buildup in the eye in a late-stage study, sending its shares surging 54.1 percent in premarket trading.
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Brazil police announce new phase in 'Weak Flesh' food fraud investigation

March 5, 2018 - 7:07am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Monday announced a new phase in an investigation dubbed “Weak Flesh” targeting a business group accused of acting fraudulently to evade food security checks.
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South Africa's Tiger Brands, RCL Foods shares fall over listeria scare

March 5, 2018 - 6:54am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Shares in South Africa's biggest consumer foods producer Tiger Brands and RCL Foods fell on Monday after the government linked a deadly listeria outbreak to cold meat products known as "polony" made by Tiger unit Enterprise Food.
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Bulgaria reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu

March 5, 2018 - 5:45am
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northeastern district of Dobrich, the national food safety agency said on Monday.
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Norovirus threat emerges ahead of Commonwealth Games

March 5, 2018 - 4:05am
(Reuters) - A Gold Coast school that will serve as a key residential and training venue for next month's Commonwealth Games is to undergo sanitization measures due to a highly contagious virus which causes nausea and vomiting.
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Santhera's Raxone shows no efficacy benefit in MS study

March 5, 2018 - 3:47am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Santhera Pharmaceuticals said on Monday a study of its medicine Raxone in primary progressive multiple sclerosis showed no difference between the treatment and placebo groups in disease progression, another setback for the Swiss drug company.
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South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat, issues recall

March 4, 2018 - 11:35am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by the country's biggest consumer foods group.
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Israel's Medivie signs $110 million medical cannabis export deal

March 4, 2018 - 6:08am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Medivie Therapeutic said on Sunday it signed a $110 million deal to grow and export medical cannabis to an international financial investor over a four year period.
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