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Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

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Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that has grown to $608 for a two-pack, making it unaffordable for many patients....

Playing with sports concussion doubles recovery time: Study
CHICAGO (AP) -- Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found....

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment....




Egypt's parliament is to vote on tougher penalties for FGM
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's parliament is to vote on tougher penalties for female genital mutilation, after the Cabinet approved a bill to redefine it as a felony....

Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Pennsylvania drug company announced Monday that it has launched a clinical trial of an experimental Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus....

Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment....

After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. But for many of the state's neediest mental health patients, it was a blessing in disguise....

Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided
BEIJING (AP) -- A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner....

FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus....

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease....