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Obamacare repeal battle back on Senate floor

Reuters Health News - 3 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate will try again on Wednesday to approve a repeal of Obamacare as they struggle to keep a seven-year-old promise to end a law that has provided health insurance for millions of Americans but which they say is costly and intrusive.
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FDA rejects Eagle Pharmaceuticals' heat stroke treatment

Reuters Health News - 4 hours 3 min ago
(Reuters) - Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its drug Ryanodex to treat heat stroke and requested an additional clinical trial, sending its shares down 20 percent.
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Chipotle served another subpoena after latest food scare

Reuters Health News - 4 hours 8 min ago
(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said U.S. federal prosecutors served a subpoena, seeking information related to a suspected norovirus outbreak at a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia that it briefly closed last week.
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Constant birth support tied to better outcomes for mothers and babies

Reuters Health News - 4 hours 29 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Mothers who receive continuous support during labor from a partner, friend or hospital worker may be less likely to need pain medications or have a surgical delivery than women who don’t get constant help, a research review suggests.
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Ohio executes man after delays over lethal injection drugs

Pharma news - 5 hours 18 min ago

Ronald Phillips was pronounced dead at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville at 10:43 a.m. EDT (1443 GMT), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement. The execution had been delayed multiple times as a court fight played out over the state's use of a drug mixture for lethal injections. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals from Phillips late on Tuesday.


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Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military service

Pharma news - 5 hours 25 min ago

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members.


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GSK gives up on rare diseases as gene therapy gets two customers

Reuters Health News - 5 hours 29 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is swimming against the tide by getting out of treatments for rare diseases at a time when rivals like Sanofi and Shire see the field as a rich seam for profits.
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Fear keeps many eczema patients from using steroid creams

Reuters Health News - 5 hours 33 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Many people with eczema, a common skin disease, may avoid creams and ointments that can help ease symptoms like itching and inflammation because they’re afraid to try topical corticosteroids, a recent study suggests.
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2006 Lancer Evo IX MR Sells For $138,000

Pharma news - 5 hours 35 min ago

That's $100,000 over its original MSRP.


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Ohio puts child killer to death in 1st execution in 3 years

Pharma news - 6 hours 1 min ago

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio put a child killer to death Wednesday, carrying out the state's first execution after a 3½-year delay and signaling the possible resumption of capital punishment in the state.


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Red Cross urges West, Saudi-led coalition to resolve Yemen crisis

Reuters Health News - 6 hours 48 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - Western and regional powers must use their influence on Yemen's warring parties to end a two-year conflict that has exacerbated a huge cholera epidemic and left the country in ruins, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.
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Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations

Pharma news - 6 hours 58 min ago

French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.


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Anthem says may exit more individual markets over Obamacare funding

Reuters Health News - 7 hours 20 min ago
(Reuters) - Anthem Inc said it may exit more individual Obamacare markets as the future of the national healthcare law and the government subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans remain up in the air.
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GlaxoSmithKline's new boss streamlines R&D, axes slew of drugs

Reuters Health News - 8 hours 8 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's new chief executive announced plans on Wednesday to narrow the focus of the group's drug research by ditching more than 30 drug projects to improve returns in its core pharmaceuticals business.
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Qatar says new terror list is "disappointing surprise"

Pharma news - 9 hours 3 min ago

By Aziz El Yaakoubi DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday a decision by four Arab states to add 18 groups and individuals allegedly linked to Doha to their "terrorist" lists was "a disappointing surprise" and that it was doing all it could to fight extremism. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain put another nine groups based in Yemen and Libya and nine people from several Arab countries on the blacklist, saying all were associated with Qatar. "(The new list) comes as a disappointing surprise that the blockading countries are still pursuing this story as part of their smear campaign against Qatar," Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed al-Thani, director of the Gulf kingdom's Government Communications Office, said in a statement sent to Reuters.


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Cochlear unveils hearing implants that work directly with Apple's iPhone

Reuters Health News - 9 hours 23 min ago
(Reuters) - Cochlear Ltd said Wednesday it can now stream audio directly from Apple Inc's iPhone, iPad and iPod to the microchips in its hearing implants without having to use an additional device.
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Try a Checklist to Avoid FAFSA Mistakes

Pharma news - 9 hours 33 min ago

When Evelyn Lee was applying to colleges as a high school senior, she knew that she would need financial aid to be able to afford to go. At 108 questions, the FAFSA is longer than a 1040 tax form, with questions about student and parent income, savings, family make up, number of students in college and more. "It can seem terribly intrusive , and it can be confusing," says Peter Van Buskirk, former dean of admission at Franklin & Marshall College and founder and president of Best College Fit.


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EU steps up legal cases against east European states over migration

Pharma news - 11 hours 40 min ago

The European Commission said on Wednesday it had stepped up its legal case against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over their reluctance to take in migrants from other EU countries. "Despite repeated calls for action... these three countries remain in breach of their legal obligations and have shown disregard for their commitments to Greece, Italy and other member states," the EU executive said. In so-called "reasoned opinions", the Commission has now sent a formal request to these countries to apply EU rules, to which they have one month to respond.


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The Note: Future still uncertain for repeal and replace

Pharma news - 12 hours 21 min ago

Senate Republicans scored a procedural victory Tuesday on health care but are still divided on a replacement for Obamacare.


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