Health Headlines: Fat tax, Pfizer closure and hospital waste

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Fat tax - Daily Mail
Takeaway restaurants across the UK could be hit with a £1,000 'fat tax' to help cut rising levels of obesity. Takeaways face £1,000 'fat tax' to help curb obesity

Pfizer closure - Independent
The US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer is to close the UK research and development centre which came up with its successful Viagra impotence drug, hitting thousands of jobs in the south of England. 2,400 jobs at risk as Pfizer shuts home of Viagra

Hospital waste - BBC
NHS hospitals in England could save around £500m a year if they improve the way they buy everyday supplies, according to a report from the National Audit Office. NHS hospitals 'overspending by £500m on basic supplies'

Mental health - BBC
Campaigners have questioned whether a drive to improve child mental health services will prove successful. Fears cuts will hamper child mental health drive

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