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China sacks 6 senior officials at food and drug regulator over vaccine scandal

SHANGHAI, Aug 18 China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision.

3:45am BST

REFILE-U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning

Aug 17 Four U.S. senators on Friday urged the Army to detail the steps it is taking to safeguard children from lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation into hazards on military bases.

1:17am BST

UPDATE 3-Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

GENEVA, Aug 17 Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

17 Aug 2018

Ex-lawyer of pharma exec Shkreli gets 18 months prison for fraud scheme

NEW YORK, Aug 17 A New York lawyer was sentenced to 18 months prison on Friday for helping Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven year prison sentence after being convicted of related charges, defraud a drug company that Shkreli had founded.

17 Aug 2018
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