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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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Anthem voices optimism on ACA exchange growth prospects

Health insurer Anthem aims to pull a small profit this year from the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges, and its CEO said Wednesday he's "really glad" to be serving nearly 1 million people in this still-developing market….

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House panel OKs drug-abuse bill with bipartisan support

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee has approved election-year legislation bolstering federal efforts against the growing problem of drug addiction….

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Valeant CEO to tell Congress he regrets drug price hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outgoing CEO of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers Wednesday that he was "too aggressive" and regrets drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines, according to testimony provided to The Associated Press….

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Valeant CEO will cite ‘mistakes’ in price-hiking strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outgoing CEO of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers Wednesday that he was "too aggressive" and made mistakes in drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines, according to testimony provided to The Associated Press….

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Hawaii bill bans discrimination against transgender patients

HONOLULU (AP) — Insurance companies would not be allowed to discriminate against transgender patients under a bill passed by the Hawaii Legislature….

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Foreign-matter contamination prompts Pilgrim’s Pride recall

WACO, Texas (AP) — Pilgrim's Pride has ordered a massive recall of cooked chicken products after consumers and federal meat inspectors found contamination by such foreign material as wood, plastic, rubber and metal….