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Novartis et Mmv lancent un médicament contre le paludisme

  • 21 February 2009

Novartis et Medecines for malaria venture (Mmv) ont procédé hier au lancement de Coartem Dispersible, un médicament destiné à  éradiquer le paludisme chez les enfants. Lors de cette cérémonie, les représentants de ces deux structures ont appelé les gouvernements africains…

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Canon launches green calculators

  • 18 February 2009

Now this is the kind of business model we love and want to see a whole lot more of - companies taking back their junked products and using the materials to make their new products. Canon is doing just that,…

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New Patents Stance by UK Drugs Company Must Be Turned into Action

  • 16 February 2009

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes Mr. Witty's recognition that patents act as a barrier to research and development and that patent pools offer new ways to stimulate research into neglected diseases. Promises now need to be turned into…

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Metals in mobile phones help finance Congo atrocities

  • 16 February 2009

As the Mobile World Congress opens in Barcelona on 16 February, Global Witness is calling on mobile phone manufacturers to audit their supply chains in order to exclude minerals financing the armed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).…

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Evian and Volvic prove their green credentials

  • 11 February 2009

Danone, the producer of Evian and Volvic, is tackling critics from environmental groups, as well as falling sales, with a plan to recycle as many plastic water bottles as it uses in the UK, The Times has learnt. The French…

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Halliburton, KBR Plead Guilty to Cheney-Era Bribery Charges

  • 11 February 2009

Halliburton and its former subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), pleaded guilty Wednesday to five-counts of violating federal bribery laws and will pay the federal government $579 million to settle a half decade-long criminal investigation into claims the company paid…

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