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FDA reviewer slams study that questions generic drug quality

A senior official with the U.S. FDA has slammed research that suggests many heart drugs produced outside the U.S. contain impurities.
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US accounts for 10% of global oil production

The nation's average daily output of tight oil between October and December last year stood at 3.22 million barrels per day.
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Health organizations warn of chemical exposure risks to pregnant women

Exposure to toxic chemicals used in the production of a wide range of household products and other everyday objects could have a negative effect on many people's reproductive health.
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Horizon Pharma buys Irish drug maker Vidara

Illinois-based Horizon Pharma Inc. announced last week it was taking over Irish Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. in a reverse merger, moving its headquarters to Dublin.
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Report: Middle East oil & gas companies excel at risk management

The report examined the comparative risk quality of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities located in the Middle East, in comparison to more than 500 similar facilities globally.
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Florida regulator takes action against chemical company for soil contamination

Florida environmental officials have taken formal enforcement action against Utah-based Thatcher Chemical of Florida, Inc., following the company's improper disposal of chemical waste near its facility at DeLand and Palmetto, Fla.
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Europe may reconsider stance on fracking

Recent political events in Ukraine and Russia's involvement may cause some EU member-states to reconsider their stance towards hydraulic fracturing.
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Citgo faces $197 million fine for Lake Charles oil spill

Oklahoma-based refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp. may face a $197 million fine for the 2006 oil spill at its refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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FDA stops fish product imports by three New York companies

The U.S. FDA has sent warning letters to three New York companies specializing in imports of fish and seafood products.
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EPA settles air pollution violations with Texas refinery

Flint Hills Resources will pay a $350,000 fine and invest in equipment that will control air pollution by recovering and recycling waste gases.
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