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Drugs widely prescribed to control agitation, aggression, hallucinations or delusions in Alzheimer's patients provided few, if any, benefits and carried severe side effects, according to a large study released Wednesday.

About 270,000 low-income elderly and disabled Californians will be assigned to new Medicare prescription drug plans Jan. 1, raising concern about a resurgence of the coverage glitches that led state officials to bail out the federal program when it was launched this year.

Mentor Withheld Damaging Data on Breast Implants, Group Says

A former scientist at Mentor Corp. accused the company of withholding unfavorable safety data from regulators considering whether to lift 14-year-old limits on silicone breast implants, a consumer group said.

Sanofi-Aventis Vaccine Delivery on Track

Drug developer Sanofi-Aventis said its vaccines business division is on track to deliver 50 million doses of its Fluzone influenza vaccine by the end of November.

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