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Senator: Is Medicare drug plan vulnerable to exploitation?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications….

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Legislator: Pfizer can’t complain about execution drug

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The legislator who drafted a law that keeps most of Arkansas' lethal injection policy a secret said Tuesday that pharmaceutical companies have no standing to complain that prison officials will use their drugs in executions….

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Sushi restaurant worker among 93 Hawaii hepatitis A cases

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Department of Health says an outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 93 cases, including a sushi restaurant employee….

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3 days ago

Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting that not all such babies are doomed to die….

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Aid group: Yemen’s dialysis centers at a ‘breaking point’

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is warning that thousands of Yemeni patients in need of dialysis face a life-threatening satiation after their treatment centers have been pushed to a "breaking point" because of the ongoing conflict….

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4 days ago

First baby with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Health officials in Barcelona say a woman has given birth to a baby boy with microcephaly associated with the Zika virus – the first detected case in Spain….

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Doctors urged to check pregnant women for Zika at each visit

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are strongly urging doctors to ask all pregnant women about a possible Zika infection at every checkup….

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AP Exclusive: Pricey drugs overwhelm Medicare safeguard

WASHINGTON (AP) — A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show….

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Watch for behavior changes for clues of dementia onset

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing – changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue….

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Police identify Phoenix boy, 12, who died after hike in heat

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have released the name of the 12-year-old boy who died after hiking in triple-digit temperatures….