(This story has been posted on The Wall Street Journal Online's Health Blog at http://blogs.wsj.com/health.)
By Shirley S. Wang
Here's what's making health news this morning:
India in Race to Contain Untreatable Tuberculosis (WSJ): A new treatment-resistant strain of TB has emerged in India, and some health experts are skeptical about the country's ability to contain it.
Walgreen's Europe Bet (WSJ): Walgreens is investing nearly $7 billion to buy a 45% stake in European pharmacy giant Boots Alliance to gain purchasing power with generic drugs manufacturers and together will operate 11,000 stores.
Turning to Frogs for Illegal Aid in Horse Races (NY Times): A potent painkiller from frogs has been detected in horse racing and may soon lead to trainers being charged for violating the industry's drug regulations.
Pizza Chains Band Together Over Proposed Menu-Labeling Plan (WaPo): A coalition of pizza chains is battling against lawmakers who are proposing menu labeling changes that would require chain restaurants to post calorie counts, saying that pizza's customization would make it difficult for them to post such information.
Samsonite Pulls Tokyo Chic Luggage Amid Carcinogen Claims (Bloomberg): The world's biggest maker of branded luggage is pulling its Tokyo Chic line off the market after reports that its handles contain a carcinogen, but the company said it has "absolute conviction" that the line is safe for consumers.
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June 20, 2012 08:38 ET (12:38 GMT)
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