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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:350

Nigeria files for extradition of drug trial officials: The government of Kano, a state in northern Nigeria, has filed a petition for the extradition of three US based employees of Pfizer—Scott Hopkins, Deborah Williams, and Michel Dunneto—to face criminal charges stemming from a study with the antibiotic trovafloxacin (Trovan) during a meningitis epidemic in Kano in 1996.

Supermarket chain to open clinics in US stores: Wal-Mart will open clinics staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants …

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