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Cough and cold sufferers are being urged to check their medicines after a manufacturing fault may have led to small pieces of plastic contaminating some batches, health officials have said.

First swine flu vaccine given UK go-ahead

The first swine flu vaccine was approved for use in the UK today - but it would not pass muster in America.

Doctors to find babies who had 'tainted jab'

Doctors have been asked to trace all babies in Britain who have been injected in the past month with the meningitis C vaccine which was recalled on Wednesday after it emerged that it may be contaminated with a microbe that can cause potentially fatal blood poisoning.

Questions over vaccine safety

Health officials have been forced to withdraw 21,000 doses of the meningitis C vaccine from GP clinics around the UK after it emerged that some doses may have been contaminated with a blood-poisoning bacterium.

Questions over jab that has spared thousands

Solvent used in vaccine preparation could be contamination source

BT shares hit record low as Global Services profits plunge

Group blames operational failures, not economic crisis

Animal rights four guilty of terror spree

Activists used blackmail and smears against directors linked to test centre

Wonder eye drug brings hope to thousands

Thousands of people with a devastating eye disease could have their sight saved by a drug being made available on the NHS under new guidelines published today.

AstraZeneca wins Seroquel case

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca received a boost yesterday when a US court upheld its patent over $4bn a year schizophrenia and bipolar blockbuster Seroquel.

Margareta Pagano: Besmirched by sub-prime, UBS is in no position to ignore Luqman's letter

As a former chief executive of the Swiss bank, the Olivant financier is well qualified to put together a rescue plan – and his timing is perfect

Big pharma joins forces to challenge Alzheimer's ruling

Rivals to hold strategy meeting

Deborah Orr: Why I've come to loathe all this cheap talk about finding a 'work-life' balance

Work is often an escape and a joy. There is little work that provides no satisfaction at all
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