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Campaign Against Trans Fat Gaining Fruit in US

...inate trans fats from food sold at its parks. Food giants including Kraft, ConAgra and Frito-Lay also have cut way back on trans fat use. The big question remains: When will McDonald's change its oil? "McDonald's is committed to significantly reducing (trans fat) in our cooking oil," says Catherine Ada...

South African AIDS Delegates Issue Contraception Call

..., the AIDS Law Project, threatening pharmaceutical giants MSD and Abbott with a law suit if they did not issue licences for generic versions of two drugs within three months....

China Admits Fake Blood Protein Used in Drips

...ety of products exported by China. But the Asian giants satisfaction remained shortlived. Now Chinese investigators themselves admit that nearly 60 hospitals and pharmacies in the north-eastern part of the country have been using fake blood protein in patients' drips. Albumin, or plasma protein, is used t...

Australians Opt for DIY Kits to Test for Diabetes

...ere the most likely to buy the $15 kit from retail giants Woolworths or Coles, which sold out in many stores. But pharmacy sales were dominated by people living in outer suburbs, including Penrith, Campbelltown, Blacktown and Liverpool. Customer feedback revealed the main reasons for purchasing the pr...

Cadbury Indicted on Salmonella Scare

The chocolate giants Cadbury have to pay heavily for the salmonella scare that took place last year. //The company had failed to inform the concerned authority about the possible danger after discovering traces of bacteria in the samples of chocolates at their factory. T...

US Confronted by a Major Healthcare Crisis, Say Critics

...ue to climb. While the profits of pharmaceutical giants continue to soar, healthcare is bankrupting even well-to-do U.S. citizens. Also to be noted is that the country has a high rate of untreated diabetes and high blood pressure, which fall disproportionately on African Americans. "The reason our hea...

Hostility breeds against Homeopathy in England following new regulations

...rmless placebo with no basis of therapeutic action giants in the mainstream medical circle should not raise such a hue and cry as consumers themselves will have the last word. The medical world should not underestimate the power of simplicity nor forget the flaws of complex medicines which too have often ...

Children of a lesser God?

...iles between them and the clinics are the next big giants that loom over the children sealing their fate and...lor made for children in Swaziland. Major pharmacy giants deny that there is a lack of child friendly ARV drugs being exported to Africa from other continents...

Kerala to Appeal against Lifting of Ban on Colas

...12 branded samples. In their petitions, the cola giants pointed out that their products were safe and no scientific studies had shown any harmful contents. Both Pepsi and Coke have bottling plants in Palakkad district. Source-IANS...

Complete Ban on Fizzy Drinks in Schools

...ulted in confidential talks between the soft drink giants and the ministers of health and education. An announcement is "expected shortly". Coca-Cola will make a submission to the parliamentary select committee on obesity on Wednesday. Greens party health spokeswoman Sue Kedgley said that beverage com...

Cola Giants Move To Court Over Their Ban In Kerala

...ffect the next day. In their petitions, the cola giants have pointed out that their products were safe and no scientific studies had shown any harmful contents. The petitions stated that their products were being sold in other parts of the country, apart from several other countries. They also claimed t...

Communist Bengal not to ban cola immediately

...t ban the sale of soft drinks of two multinational giants till a report was received on samples sent to the central government for testing, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said Thursday.// "A decision will be taken only after we receive the report," Bhattacharya told reporters, taking a stand in sha...

Chennai Students Protest Against Aamir Khan for Endorsing Coke

...t, an argument that has been contested by the cola giants who say they meet all industry and health standards. The students were hopeful that Aamir Khan will withdraw his endorsement. "We are not going after other celebrities. They have never claimed to have a conscience. Aamir has lent his support for th...

'Bottled' Contamination And a Brewing Battle

...e to stir the nation’s conscience, but the warring giants Cola and Pepsi, joined hands to tackle the issue, and the confused consumers soon slipped into a somber reverie. Indifference prevailed as old habits die-hard. To an uncaring public, cocooned in complacency, the recent revelation comes as a bolt from...

Drug Firms Meet Annan, Pledge on AIDS Medicines

...rt from the three Indian companies, pharmaceutical giants Becton Dickinson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson and Johnson and Merck and Co were also present at the meet. (Source: IANS)...

Advantage India: Growth Pills Abound For Pharma Companies

... to purchase life-saving drugs, with global pharma giants like Merck and Pfizer losing// their patent on drugs commanding multi-billion annual sales. Domestic pharma majors Ranbaxy and Dr Reddy's Laboratories are being touted as major beneficiaries to tap on a multi-billion dollar sales vacuum created by...

New Obesity Guidelines Will Trouble US Children

...gets two thirds of its funding from pharmaceutical giants Roche and Abbott. Roche makes the anti-obesity drug Xenical (orlistat), and Abbott makes the appetite suppressant Reductil (sibutramine hydrochloride). Over recent years, the article states, drug company sponsorship is likely to have amounted to ‘mil...

Health Expert Has Urged Public Sectors To Stop Investing In ITC

...ding health expert has urged all the public sector giants to dissociate themselves with the ITC.// On the occasion of 'World No Tobacco Day' today, he has pleaded the public sectors like Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), General Insurance Corporation and Unit Trust of India (UTI) to disinvest in In...

Time for Bono to Rock 'The Independent' For AIDS Awareness

...rial talent would also encourage various corporate giants to help curb the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Noted brands such as American Express, Giorgio Armani, Converse and Gap have already committed to participate in the noble cause. The new paper would be challenging and innovative, said Simon Ke...

Romantic and discreet trends in lingerie

...Joop says black colurs are an absolute must, other giants among fashion designers continue to put their faith in rose tones and white. "Coming right along with that are prevalent skin tones and many shades of blue, von Richthofen wrote of the color palette. Prints remain popular as in the past. One feature...

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