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Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America's f...
19 Sep 2017 at 3:52am
INDIANA, Pa./CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) - As deaths mount in America's opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost.
Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says Senate's McConnell
19 Sep 2017 at 11:29am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law.
Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals
19 Sep 2017 at 9:49am
(Reuters Health) - Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows.
Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor
19 Sep 2017 at 11:49am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday.
GlaxoSmithKline breathes easier as U.S. approves triple lung drug
19 Sep 2017 at 1:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved GlaxoSmithKline's three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease, a key new product for the group as it strives to keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite falling sales of the older drug Advair.
U.S. AIDS strategy to focus on 13 countries close to controlling epidemic
18 Sep 2017 at 9:15pm
(Reuters) - The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday.
U.S. appeals court blocks San Francisco ordinance on soda health warnings
19 Sep 2017 at 10:51am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court sided with the beverage industry on Tuesday, granting its request to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks.
Biosimilar cancer drug threat closing in for Roche
18 Sep 2017 at 7:32am
LONDON (Reuters) - The long-heralded threat of cut-price competition to its top-selling biological cancer medicines is finally becoming a reality for Roche, the world's biggest maker of oncology treatments.
Democrats urge full review before Senate vote on Obamacare attack
18 Sep 2017 at 6:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare before voting on it.
Costly drugs to weigh on U.S. employers' expenses in 2018: survey
18 Sep 2017 at 5:38am
(Reuters) - U.S. employers are bracing for higher health care expenses in 2018 as spending on new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C is expected to rise more than 7 percent, according to consultancy firm Mercer.