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Too rosy? Experts question Warren's wealth tax figures

Jun. 21, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ambitious scope of Elizabeth Warren's push to rethink how America tackles issues such as health care, technology and education has energized her presidential campaign — and spurred questions about how she would deliver on her promises. At the heart of Warren's raft of policy...

Biden anti-cancer groups could pose influence concerns

Jun. 19, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was on friendly turf when he appeared in January 2018 at a San Francisco health care conference to call for urgency in the search for a cancer cure. He had come before an invitation-only crowd of 2,000 health care industry leaders and investors to tout the work of his Biden...

WEDC determines Exact Sciences doesn't owe anything

Jun. 18, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's economic development agency has determined that Madison-based medical diagnostics firm Exact Sciences Corporation doesn't have to repay any tax credits, after the company pledged to return $61,000 for jobs created outside the state. The Wisconsin Economic Development...

Telehealth rises as medium increases in validity

Jun. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Jay Berger started by asking Patience Breckenridge how she was feeling. Breckenridge had had a rough night. The seizures continued, as they typically do. After hearing about a few more episodes Breckenridge had, Berger suggested she get a gate for the top of the stairs, in case...

Audit: LSU deal had conflicts of interest, legal problems

Jun. 11, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University so poorly handled the licensing of a medical software program that it created conflict of interest problems, may have violated the state constitution and could have lost available royalty money, according to a legislative audit. Legislative Auditor Daryl...

Officials: Alleged medical device reuse brings disease risk

Jun. 11, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Health officials say some Michigan patients who had a test used to help evaluate for constipation or incontinence should consider being tested for HIV and hepatitis. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that the Department of Licensing and...

Veteran accused of placing explosive device at VA hospital

Jun. 5, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 60-year-old U.S. Army veteran faces up to 10 years in prison on charges that he placed an improvised explosive device at a Florida Veterans Affairs hospital. A federal criminal complaint says Mark Edward Allen made his initial appearance in court Tuesday and is being detained. A U.S....

Arizona Attorney General: settlement reached in data breach

Jun. 5, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General's office says a settlement has been reached in the first health care data breach lawsuit involving numerous states. The office said Tuesday the deal was reached with health care software provider Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. and NoMoreClipboard, LLC,...

North Dakota officials offer digital medical marijuana card

May. 31, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials are now offering an electronic card option for medical marijuana patients. The Bismarck Tribune reports the cards will be accessible through mobile devices and are being rolled out in conjunction with BioTrackTHC, which is a implementing a state medical...

Asian stocks mostly fall on Wall Street slide, trade fears

May. 29, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday after another round of selling on Wall Street and investor worries about a trade war. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped nearly 0.9% in morning trading to 20,824.91. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.7% to 6,393.70. South Korea's Kospi edged up...