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7 August 2002

Lawyers Say Drug Makers Knew of Diluted Products [USA]

Author: Associated Press, in New York Times

Internal documents show that two drug companies knew that a pharmacist was diluting cancer drugs as long as three years before his arrest, lawyers for patients said in a court motion filed on Monday. The motion said neither, Eli Lilly & Company nor...

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7 August 2002

New law would protect rights of transgenders [Boston, USA]

Author: Karen E. Crummy, Boston Herald

Transgenders and cross-dressers are pushing for civil rights protections in areas ranging from the workplace to rest rooms in a proposed new law being considered by city officials.

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7 August 2002

NUM urges mines to form a united front [South Africa]

Author: Mokgadi Pela, Business Report [South Africa]

It was about time the mining industry adopted a common strategy to fighting HIV/Aids, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said yesterday.

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7 August 2002

Mining industry hesitates over drugs [South Africa]

Author: Sherilee Bridge, Business Report [South Africa]

The mining industry remained reluctant to rush into providing free anti-retrovirals to their employees despite Anglo American's announcement yesterday it would pay for the HIV/Aids drugs.

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7 August 2002

Mining Company [Anglo American] to Offer H.I.V. Drugs to Employees [Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe]

Author: Henri E. Cauvin, New York Times

After more than a year of mixed signals, the mining company Anglo American P.L.C., which is confronted with a crushing AIDS burden in Africa, said today that it would begin supplying life-prolonging drugs to all its employees who are H.I.V. positive.....

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7 August 2002

Fruit and vegetable pesticide 'risk' [UK]

Author: BBC News

Much of the fruit and vegetables in UK supermarkets contains potentially harmful pesticide residues, campaigners warn. The supermarket chain Somerfield chain came out worst in the Friends on the Earth study, which showed 60% of its fruit and vegetables...

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7 August 2002

Days of smoking in front bar numbered [Australia]

Author: Jill Pengelley, Advertiser [Adelaide, South Australia]

The smoker's front bar is under threat, with the State Government announcing plans for more limits on smoking. Health Minister Lea Stevens yesterday announced a taskforce to prepare for "strong tobacco-control legislation" but stopped short of using...

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7 August 2002

Woman sacked for revealing UN links with sex trade - How a [UK] tribunal vindicated an investigator who blew whistle on workers in Bosnia

Author: Daniel McGrory, Times [UK]

After a two-year battle, an employment tribunal ruled yesterday that Ms Bolkovac was unfairly dismissed by DynCorp, an American company

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7 August 2002

Investigator wins UN sex abuse case

Author: Stewart Payne, Daily Telegraph [UK]

A human rights investigator, who insisted she was sacked for exposing the sexual abuse of women in Bosnia by her United Nations colleagues, had her claim of unfair dismissal upheld yesterday...She took her case against her employer, DynCorp, an...

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7 August 2002

Women's Protests Against ChevronTexaco Spread Through the Niger Delta [Nigeria]

Author: Sam Olukoya, special to CorpWatch

Initial Demands Met, Issues Remain

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