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NEW YORK (AP) — Behind the tropical disease outbreaks that have exploded in Latin America is a tiny menace that just won't go away. It's called the Aedes aegypti (AYE'-dees uh-GYP'-tie), a species of mosquito that has played a villainous role in public health history and...
PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that could let doctors keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes but stops short of legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide. After years of tense debate over the issue and a long journey through...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's medical community is demanding the government publish statistics about the Zika virus and warning that the South American country, which borders nations that are hotbeds of the illness, could already be facing an epidemic. Venezuela's...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general's office is investigating whether the makers of a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C are violating state law by pricing the drug too high. Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday released a letter sent to the chief...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut back on painkiller prescriptions is studded with members who have financial ties to drug companies. Nearly a third of members on the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee have financial...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general's office is investigating whether the makers of a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C are violating state law by pricing the drug too high. Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday released a letter sent to the chief...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a third of the members on a government panel that made headlines by calling an effort to curb overprescribing of OxyContin and other painkillers "horrible," have drug-industry ties. The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee is a government...
Anthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer absorbed some sizeable one-time expenses but it stuck by previous its forecast for the year. The Indianapolis insurer also said Wednesday that continued gains in its government business,...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan researchers say the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is not considered a threat in the African country where it was first discovered in a monkey in 1947. Julius Lutwama, a virologist with the Uganda Virus Research Institute who has long investigated...