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Drug Companies Urged to Tackle Superbugs

September 21st, 2016

Episode 834 of 1091 episodes

The UN urges more action to tackle antibiotic resistance, including new efforts from drug companies. So why aren't more effective drugs being found? Japan's central bank has pledged to print more money to keep the economy going. Our economic commentator Roger Bootle from Capital Economics explains why the country's economy is struggling. Seaweed farmers in Indonesia are bringing a lawsuit against an Australian company, alleging that an oil spill harmed their livelihoods. The BBC's Rebecca Henschke reports from the remote Indonesian island of Rote. The European Union has been flexing its muscles against Silicon Valley firms like Apple and Google - we talk to Europe's Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, on a visit to the US. Plus there's a warning in the UK that employers are missing out on talented workers by discriminating against people with tattoos. We find out more from Nathan Madden, director of a US group called Support Tattoos and Piercings at Work.

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