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Coca-Cola provides safe tap water to Mexican schools

July 28, 2014
Coca-Cola is seeking to improve access to drinking water for Mexican schoolchildren by installing drinking fountains that not only provide tap water but also purify it.
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FDA's regulatory policy not biased against Indian drug makers

July 17, 2014
Amid news of regulatory action taken by the U.S. watchdog against pharmaceutical companies, at first glance it would appear that mostly Indian companies have come under fire.
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US refineries should look for export opportunities amid growing competition

July 17, 2014
The market is becoming more competitive globally, as exports offer higher margins, whereas domestic feedstock is cheap and abundant but not necessarily the right type of product they need.
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Study finds 175 dangerous chemicals in food packaging

July 15, 2014
As many as 175 chemicals that have certain hazardous properties are currently being used for manufacturing food contact packaging in the United States and Europe, new research warns.
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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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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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FDA's action against Ranbaxy will cost US consumers

June 23, 2014
Indian drug-maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. was supposed to introduce three generic versions of branded products that could potentially save Americans millions of dollars, but problems related to regulation and manufacturing standards are delaying their launch.
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Canada's cabinet approves Northern Gateway pipeline

June 23, 2014
The Canadian government has given the green light to a proposed project for constructing a pipeline to a terminal at the Pacific Coast that would serve as a starting point for oil shipments to Asia.
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