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Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price

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Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about an average cost that has climbed more than 600 percent over the past decade....

Walgreens clinics run by SSM to include birth control
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nonprofit Catholic organization SSM Health says it will provide birth control pills at 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday....

Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday....




In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor....

Violence has taken years off of life expectancy in Syria
LONDON (AP) -- The ongoing violence in Syria has taken years off of people's life expectancy, according to a new analysis published in the journal Lancet on Wednesday....

Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany
VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany (AP) -- The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent....

Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplant
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like "a normal guy" for the first time in 15 years....

India plans surrogacy ban for foreigners, unmarried couples
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India's surrogacy services under a proposed law intended to protect poor women from exploitation....

Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults
CHICAGO (AP) -- There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence....

States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs....