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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 29 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3975

Storm affects 500 000 Filipinos: A tropical storm hit the Philippines on 26 September, causing extensive flooding in the capital, Manila, and large areas of Luzon island. World Health Organization reports say that the storm affected 435 000 people, displacing 116 000. There are 86 known casualties and 32 people missing, with reports yet to come in from isolated areas.

GSK is to limit funding for medical education in US: GlaxoSmithKline is to stop using commercial medical education companies in the United States from 2010. Instead, the company has said, it will invite applications from about 20 academic medical centres, teaching hospitals, and national professional societies with a record …

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