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What's in your wallet? Bono launches the RED Campaign

The RED campaign was launched today in London by Bono, with the help of Scarlett Johannson and Elle McPherson. The RED campaign includes an American Express credit card that gives 1% of all purchases to the, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as well as specially designed products from Georgio Armani, Converse, the Gap, and others. The campaign is only in England for now, but will launch in the US soon.

Europe Approves GSK Rotarix

On Monday, the European Medicines Agency approved GSK's Rotarix (see article in the Financial Times). This comes right on the heels of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Merck's rival vaccine Rotateq; both offer children protection against diarrheal disease caused by rotavirus, which kills nearly 500,000 children and hospitalizes two million more.