Judge summons drug company CEOs to discuss opioid settlement: source

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Oct 182019
 

The chief executives of the three largest U.S. drug distributors and a drugmaker have been summoned to appear before a federal judge to discuss a proposal to resolve thousands of lawsuits alleging they fueled the U.S. opioid crisis, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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U.S. ramps up testing in search of vaping illness cause as cases near 1,500

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Oct 172019
 

U.S. health officials on Thursday reported another 180 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and announced plans to start testing aerosols produced by e-cigarettes and vaping products as they search for the source of the nationwide outbreak that has so far killed at least 33 people in 24 states.

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As 'Cannabis 2.0' kicks off in Canada, industry strangled by limited retail outlets

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Oct 172019
 

A year after Canada legalized use of recreational marijuana cannabis stocks have lost half their market value, and investors betting that the launch of higher-margin pot-infused drinks and other products will quickly lift shares may be in for a bumpy ride.

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China's pig herd to recover in 2020 after African swine fever devastation: official

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Oct 172019
 

China’s hog production capacity should bottom out before the end of 2019 after outbreaks of African swine fever decimated the world’s biggest pig herd, an official said on Thursday, forecasting a return to usual pig numbers in 2020.

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Repeat concussions declining in U.S. high school sports

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Oct 162019
 

(Reuters Health) – While concussion rates remain higher among U.S. high school students playing football than among those playing other sports, a new study also suggests these brain injuries are becoming less common in football practices and repeat concussions are happening less often in all sports.

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