Children grow body hair from alleged drug mixup in Spain

MADRID — Parents of babies and toddlers in Spain who have developed abnormal body hair plan to sue a pharmaceutical company that put a treatment for hair loss into packages meant for addressing acid reflux and other conditions.Spanish health authorities have blamed the Minoxidil mix-up on Farma-Química Sur. They say the well-known topical treatment was put in packaging that was supposed to contain a syrup with omeprazole, which is used for stomach problems.Spain’s Health Ministry has said at least 20 children from the age of a few weeks to two years have been affected,The mother of a 10-month old boy said Saturday that families are getting preparing to file a joint lawsuit against Farma-Química Sur. The company has been closed down pending an official probe.The Associated Press read more

Markets Right Now US indexes push to new alltime highs

Markets Right Now: US indexes push to new all-time highs by The Associated Press Posted Feb 13, 2017 7:41 am MDT Last Updated Feb 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.Stocks continued to push higher, setting more all-time highs for major U.S. indexes.Bond yields climbed Monday, helping to send banks and other financial companies higher. Citigroup rose 2.3 per cent.Apple closed at an all-time high.In deal news, Zeltiq esthetics soared 13.2 per cent after agreeing to be acquired by Allergan, which makes Botox, for $2.5 billion.Phone companies fell after Verizon announced an unlimited data plan.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 12 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,328.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 142 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 20,412. The Nasdaq composite rose 29 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 5,763.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.43 per cent.___11:45 a.m.Stocks around the world continued to push higher, and U.S. indexes again hit records.Bond yields climbed Monday, helping to send banks and other financial companies higher. Citigroup rose 2.2 per cent.In deal news, Zeltiq esthetics soared 12.6 per cent after agreeing to be acquired by Allergan, which makes Botox, for $2.5 billion.Phone companies fell after Verizon announced an unlimited data plan.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 9 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,325.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 119 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 20,389. The Nasdaq composite rose 27 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 5,761.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.44 per cent.___9:35 a.m.Stocks extended their march further into record territory in early trading as banks and materials companies posted solid gains.Steelmaker Nucor rose 4 per cent in early trading Monday, while JPMorgan Chase gained 1.3 per cent.In deal news, Zeltiq esthetics soared 12.6 per cent after agreeing to be acquired by Allergan, which makes Botox, for $2.5 billion.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,323.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 88 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 20,360. The Nasdaq composite rose 23 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 5,758. read more