St. Petersburg Times:Seroquel maker wants to seal info from you, “for” you

The skirmish over document disclosure in Orlando is part of a hornet’s nest of
litigation against AstraZeneca, a British company with U.S. headquarters in
Wilmington, Del. More than 15,000 patients have filed over 9,000 personal injury
lawsuits. About 40 percent of these claims have been consolidated for pretrial
motions in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. …

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84 Children Are Killed by Medicine in Nigeria (New York Times)

The children died after taking a medicine called My Pikin Baby Teething Mixture,
a syrup for teething pain, according to Nigeria’s Health Ministry. Health
officials said that a batch of the medicine that went on sale in November
contained diethylene glycol, an industrial solvent and an ingredient in
antifreeze and brake fluid. …

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