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Merck to pay $1.5 million civil penalty for environmental violations

PHILADELPHIA — Pharmaceutical company Merck has agreed to pay a $1.5 million civil penalty to settle violations of federal environmental laws at its manufacturing facilities in Riverside and West Point,
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Watson Pharmaceuticals to pay $79 million to settle Medicaid fraud allegations

AUSTIN, Texas — Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay $79 million to settle charges that it defrauded the Medicaid program, the San Antonio Business Journal reported.According to attorneys for the state
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GAVI Alliance to provide diarrhea, pneumonia vaccines for developing nations

GENEVA, Switzerland —The GAVI Alliance, a public-private global health partnership backed by Bill Gates, announced today that it will provide more than $1 billion in funding for 16 more developing
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Merck’s Michael Rosenblatt to deliver keynote address at Biotech 2011

TRENTON, N.J. and WAYNE, Pa. — Merck Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Michael Rosenblatt will discuss the barriers to innovation in the life sciences during a luncheon keynote
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‘Merck for Mothers’ seeks to raise awareness about maternal mortality

NEW YORK — Pharmaceutical giant Merck will join UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and heads of state at the UN later today to launch “Merck for Mothers,” a long-term effort with
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Study finds an increase of children accidentally poisoned with pharmaceuticals

CINCINNATI -- Pharmaceutical poisoning remains a common childhood injury, despite years of concerted prevention efforts, such as improved safe guards on packaging. Over half a million children are exposed to
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Researchers discover early warning sign for lung cancer

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Chris Brinsmead named chairman of Proteus Biomedical Europe

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Study: Ibuprofen may increase risks of kidney cancer

BOSTON — A recently published study in Archives of Internal Medicine indicates that people who regularly used ibuprofen were 51 percent more likely to develop kidney cancer than those
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Merck partners with BGI to develop biomarkers, genomic technologies

WHITE HOUSE, N.J. — Drug maker Merck has established a collaboration with BGI, the world’s largest genomics center, to focus on the discovery and development of biomarkers and genomic
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