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  • More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals

    More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals
    The Food and Drug Administration said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan.
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business
    WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...

    Swiss voters reject proposal to cap executive salaries

    Swiss voters reject proposal to cap executive salaries
    Swiss voters soundly rejected a plan Sunday that would have limited executive compensation to no more than 12 times the lowest-paid employees' pay.  The measure, known as the "1:12 initiative," was defeated 65.3% to 34.7% even amid wide public...

    Greek leader pleads for more time to implement reforms

     
    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras launched a high-gear diplomatic offensive aimed at buying his country more time to implement reforms demanded by increasingly impatient European creditors.

    Novartis patent case in India seen as crucial for generic drugs

     
    The Indian Supreme Court is slated Wednesday to take up a case that aid agencies warn could have sweeping effects on medicine for the global poor, the culmination of a lengthy legal battle between a Swiss drug company and a country known as a mecca for...