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Chipotle slumps 9 pct after Ohio outlet linked to food poisoning complaints and much more

More than 100 people said they had fallen sick after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant in Ohio, sending shares of the burrito chain down as much as 9 percent on Tuesday.


Reuters 01 Aug 2018, 04:59 AM

Chipotle slumps 9 percent after Ohio outlet linked to food poisoning complaints

More than 100 people said they had fallen sick after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant in Ohio, sending shares of the burrito chain down as much as 9 percent on Tuesday. The customers said they suffered from food poisoning and diarrhoea after eating dishes including tacos and burrito bowls at the Powell, Ohio restaurant over the past few days, according to food safety website iwaspoisoned.com.

Bayer sells prescription dermatology brands to Denmark's Leo Pharma

Bayer has agreed to sell its established prescription dermatology brands to Denmark's Leo Pharma, as the German drugmaker focuses on integrating seed maker Monsanto and on bolstering its drug development pipeline. The portfolio to be sold includes prescription skin creams against acne, fungal skin infections and rosacea, as well as some steroidal creams with 2017 revenues of more than 280 million euros ($328 million), both firms said in a statement.

U.S. insurers grilled on exposure to $4.7 billion J&J talc verdict

Wall Street is trying to figure out whether the U.S. insurance industry will bear any costs from a record $4.69 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson awarded to customers and their families who claimed that asbestos-contaminated talc caused ovarian cancer. Analysts have flagged talc litigation as a financial risk for insurers, including Travelers Companies Inc, Chubb Ltd and The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.

Soccer headings may damage women's brains more

Female soccer players may be more likely to experience brain damage from heading the ball than male athletes, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined brain scans of 49 male and 49 female amateur soccer players who reported a similar number of headings during the previous year. Half of the men had at least 487 headings, while half of the women had at least 469.

Overweight kids can slim down using video games

Obese kids may be able to drop weight with the help of an unlikely aid: video games. Special exercise video games helped overweight children drop pounds - and improve their cholesterol and blood pressure - while they were having fun, in a study reported in Pediatric Obesity.

Study sees the dramatic rise in heatwave deaths by 2080

The number of people dying from heatwaves is likely to rise sharply in some regions by 2080 if policymakers fail to take mitigating steps in climate and health policies, according to the results of a study on Tuesday. Deaths caused by heatwaves could increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, the study found, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States.

China widens vaccine scandal probe, vows tough penalties

China's drug watchdog published details on Tuesday of an investigation into a second firm found to have made inferior vaccines after cabinet vowed tough penalties and fines over a vaccine safety scandal that has sparked widespread anger. Public confidence in domestic-made drugs and medical products has been shaken by such scandals in recent weeks and the prices of healthcare shares in China have dropped.

Methadone programs for ex-criminals tied to fewer premature deaths

Opioid addicts with criminal histories may be less likely to die of overdoses or other causes during periods when they're in methadone treatment programs, a Canadian study suggests. The study involved 14,530 people with criminal convictions who had been prescribed methadone in British Columbia. Researchers collected data from 1998 to 2015; during that time, 1,275 study participants died.

Sanofi has been stockpiling drugs for no-deal Brexit: WSJ

French drugmaker Sanofi has been making drug-shortage contingency plans for more than a year to prepare for Britain and the European Union failing to reach a Brexit transition deal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing a source. Stocks have been increased for all therapeutic areas by about four weeks to a total of 14 weeks' supply, excluding medicines that are in constant shortage. The stock for vaccines, of which Sanofi is a large producer, has also been increased where possible, the WSJ report said.

FDA approves blood disorder drug made by Japan's Shionogi

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Japan-based Shionogi & Co Ltd's treatment for low blood-platelet count or thrombocytopenia in patients with the chronic liver disease. The treatment belongs to a new class of drugs called thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO RA), which stimulate platelet production. 

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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