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Merger creates new gases giant

27 November 2015 Business

Air Liquide will buy Airgas in a $13 billion deal to become the world’s biggest industrial gases supplier

Drug firms to share chemical compound libraries

26 November 2015 Business

AstraZeneca and Sanofi aim to facilitate drug discovery by swapping 210,000 proprietary chemical compounds

Intrigue at the top of the US’s Chemical Safety Board

26 November 2015 News and Analysis

Agency that reviews US industrial chemical accidents is trying to oust its managing director

US universities face federal R&D funding fall

24 November 2015 News and Analysis

Federal support for higher education R&D in the US lagged behind inflation for the third year in a row

Nasa develop ‘chemical laptop’ for on-the-go analysis

23 November 2015 News and Analysis

Portable laboratory can search for molecules associated with life

Early lead exposure linked to sleep problems

18 November 2015 Research

Researchers find lead exposure in early childhood is associated with sleep difficulties later on

Carbon dioxide leak at US coffee plant prompts federal probe

17 November 2015 Business

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating a fatal incident at a Texas decaffeination plant

Cannabis chemistry grows at the ACS

10 November 2015 News and Analysis

American Chemical Society has established a cannabis chemistry subdivision within its chemical health and safety division

Pharma kickback claims lead to individual prosecutions

9 November 2015 Business

Warner Chilcott and Novartis face large fines for paying doctors to prescribe their drugs

Innovation in biomedical chemistry found wanting

9 November 2015 News and Analysis

Less than 40% of biomedical and chemical research shown to be ground-breaking with publishing pressures blamed

Inaction at US Chemical Safety Board criticised

6 November 2015 News and Analysis

Agency that investigates serious chemical incidents is accused of sitting on its hands since resignation of former chairman

Dow backs off of Kuwaiti joint ventures

5 November 2015 Business

EQUATE will acquire MEGlobal as part of Dow’s restructuring of its Kuwaiti joint ventures

Threat to US chemical rail transport headed off

4 November 2015 News and Analysis

Rail safety crisis that would have put the nation’s chemical distribution at risk has been averted

WHO urged to revisit drinking water guidelines

28 October 2015 News and Analysis

World Health Organisation’s guidelines for nine toxic elements are too lax and need to be re-evaluated, analysis suggests

The chemistry of diplomacy

19 October 2015 News and Analysis

State Department’s new science adviser, Vaughan Turekian, will use his atmospheric chemistry background to promote science in US diplomacy

Raising industry’s voice

16 October 2015 Business

Canadian companies need to engage more with government to safeguard competitiveness while improving sustainability

DuPont found liable for cancer case

13 October 2015 Business

US court orders firm to pay $1.6m in damages for disease linked to contaminated water supply

Monsanto plans 2600 layoffs

12 October 2015 Business

Sales losses prompt agrochemical giant to slash workforce by 12% over the next two years

Controversial new trade deal finalised

8 October 2015 Business

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could raise the price of medicines, especially in developing nations

New US ozone standard under fire

5 October 2015 News and Analysis

The Environmental Protection Agency’s stricter air quality standard for ground-level ozone are opposed by industry, lawmakers and environmental groups

Regulatory burden undermining US science

30 September 2015 News and Analysis

Duplicative and contradictory research rules need to be streamlined, the National Academies warns

Forensic crime lab malpractice surfaces in Oregon

29 September 2015 News and Analysis

Criminal investigation launched as more than a thousand drug cases may need to be re-examined

Bayer CropScience pays $5.6m to settle 2008 accident charges

25 September 2015 Business

Fine will fund environmental projects, fire department upgrades and wastewater treatment facilities

Pepsi sets limit on caramel colouring chemical

23 September 2015 News and Analysis

Firm establishes legal threshold for the caramel food colouring by-product 4-MEI that California lists as a carcinogen

US chemical distribution threatened by rail safety crisis

23 September 2015 News and Analysis

Looming shutdown of America’s rail network puts chemical transportation at risk