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KDWN

3 days ago

CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist

NEW YORK (AP) — Birth rates are falling dramatically for blacks and Hispanics teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens….

KDWN

4 days ago

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer….

KDWN

4 days ago

Hawaii reaches milestone in fighting dengue fever outbreak

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials say they've reached a milestone in controlling the state's dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious….

KDWN

4 days ago

Biden to push for global collaboration in cancer research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will push for international cooperation in the fight against cancer in a speech at the Vatican….

KDWN

4 days ago

Lawmakers blast Valeant for price-gouging tactics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers accused drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals of gouging patients to reward Wall Street investors at a hearing Wednesday focused on the embattled drugmaker's pricing tactics….

KDWN

4 days ago

At Harvard’s newest center, researchers look for happiness

BOSTON (AP) — For those mired in the eternal quest for health and happiness, there's some good news. Harvard is on the case….

KDWN

4 days ago

Billionaire investor will defend Valeant business model

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire investor William Ackman will defend Valeant Pharmaceutical's embattled business model at a congressional hearing Wednesday, while acknowledging the company made "significant mistakes" in hiking drug prices, according to his prepared testimony….

KDWN

4 days ago

Advocates hold NYC protest over price of pneumonia vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors Without Borders protested the price of pneumonia vaccines Wednesday by leading a march through midtown Manhattan and delivering a crib filled with flowers to a pharmaceutical company….

KDWN

4 days ago

House panel approves bipartisan drug-abuse legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee took an election-year swipe Wednesday at the nation's growing drug addiction problem, approving federal grants that would bolster state and local efforts against the abuse of opioid painkillers….

KDWN

4 days ago

Activists in New York protest price of pneumonia vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors Without Borders has held a protest in New York City against the price of a pneumonia vaccine….