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Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row....

Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C....

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

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NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola....




Colorado considers a new look for edible pot
DENVER (AP) -- Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats....

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday....

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease....

Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders in Washington next week, though the White House says the health crisis won't impact the three-day summit....

USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old....

$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million....

Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Among the unanswered questions: Would drivers who are "high" travel too fast or too slow for safety?...

 
 

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