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Dannon to pay $21M, drop some yogurt health claims

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dannon Co. Inc. has agreed pay $21 million and drop some health claims for its Activia yogurt and DanActive dairy drink in settlements with state and federal regulators. The food company has claimed that beneficial bacteria in ...

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US recovers record $3 billion in civil fraud cases

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has collected a record $3 billion in the last year in pursuing cases of health care fraud and other false claims against the government. Assistant Attorney General Tony West says health care fraud, an enforcement ...

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FDA scrutinizes benefit of long-awaited lupus drug

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials said Friday that the first new drug developed to treat lupus in decades relieves disease symptoms, but they questioned the significance of its benefits, which varied across difference patient groups. Human Genome Sciences is asking ...

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Link between bad eggs, illnesses hard to prove

DES MOINES, Iowa — Thousands of people likely were sickened by salmonella-contaminated eggs from two Iowa companies last summer, but lawyers said far fewer have the proof needed for a successful lawsuit and most cases filed will be settled out ...

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