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Chatter box Global pharmaceutical companies were recently called on to pay for a $2bn (1.3bn) innovation fund for researching new antibiotics, in a report by a review team led by economist Jim O'Neill.

Mr O'Neill draws parallels between the banking crisis and the looming catastrophe of a world where antibiotics no longer work. He says that big pharma needs to act with "enlightened self-interest" because "if it gets really bad, somebody is going to come gunning for these guys just how people came gunning for finance".

But who are the real culprits?

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Almost half do no research before buying a pet

Animal charity Wood Green has revealed nearly 50 per cent of the pet owners it surveyed did no research at all before choosing their pet. The charity released the results to coincide with this week's National Unwanted Pet Week.

There are around a quarter of a million unwanted animals in the UK at any one time, according to the Association of Dog and Cat Homes. Wood Green believes this is a deepening problem and has itself seen a 6 per cent rise in stray dogs in the past six months. The charity says lack of research before buying a pet is partially to blame.


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