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New FDA requirements to increase costs for Indian drug makers

July 14, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is introducing more stringent regulation regarding quality standards for drug products manufacturing, which will push up costs for Indian drug producers.
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Iran to offer incentives to foreign investors

July 14, 2014
Iran seems determined to open up to foreign investors, in the hope of attracting international businesses that would inject fresh capital into Iranian industry.
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More than 500,000 Britons suffer food poisoning each year

July 14, 2014
According to figures, campylobacter is still the most common cause of food poisoning, accounting for about 280,000 cases per year.
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Energy companies underestimate cyber security risks

July 14, 2014
Global oil companies and infrastructure operators are not sufficiently prepared to deal with cyber security threats, according to a recent analysis.
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Canadian doctors prescribe drugs off label, putting patients at risk

July 7, 2014

An investigation by the Toronto Star suggests that a drug product prescribed to pregnant women for morning sickness may be linked to birth defects.


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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

July 7, 2014
U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

July 7, 2014
Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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One in four big cities globally faces water stress

July 7, 2014
Tokyo, Delhi, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow are among the cities that face the biggest water stress.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

June 30, 2014
An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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Canadian study deems BPA in food packaging safe for pregnant women

June 30, 2014
Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging in doses the general population is likely to experience on a daily basis is not expected to pose any health risks, even to newborns and young children.
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