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3 days ago

Sen. Warren blasts drug approval bill as ‘extortion’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says a bill providing extra money for medical research is "extortion" and a giveaway to big biomedical companies….

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4 days ago

Texas announces its first locally transmitted Zika case

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials are reporting the first case of the Zika virus that was likely transmitted within the state….

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5 days ago

What Trump can learn from Obama’s rough ride on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama took on the problems of a lack of access to health care and high cost, but he and Democrats paid a political price. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to undo much of what Obama put in place, and pledged to make the system better….

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5 days ago

Death toll from Australia’s thunderstorm asthma reaches 6

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six people have died and five remain on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia's second-largest city….

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6 days ago

House to vote on bill aimed at speeding approval of drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House plans to vote next week on a $6.3 billion bill aimed at speeding federal approval of drugs and medical devices and boosting biomedical research….

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7 days ago

Johnson & Johnson in early talks to buy drugmaker Actelion

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is in early talks to buy the Swiss drugmaker Actelion Pharmaceuticals….

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1 week ago

Confirmed cases of chikungunya soar in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says that cases of chikungunya are soaring this year in Latin America's biggest country….

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6 pies and lots of protein on first family’s holiday menu

The Thanksgiving menu for the Obama family, according to the White House:…

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1 week ago

Police, migrants clash in Bulgaria over camp’s quarantine

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police and migrants have clashed at a refugee camp in southern Bulgaria, leaving several officers injured….

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1 week ago

3 Australians critically ill after rare thunderstorm asthma

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An official says three patients remain critically ill three days after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma killed four people and sent hundreds to hospitals in Australia's second-largest city….