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1 hr ago | The Island Packet

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

The Arizona state prison is shown where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Florence, AZ, Death Penalty, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic)

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pelvis photo victims must show trauma to share $190 million

Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins Health System, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Suicide

Bellingham Herald

House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House veterans panel, and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., had a public spat Thursday that appeared to jeopardize efforts to agree on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, Republican, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Nursing

KRNV-TV Reno

W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

A West Virginia board has suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.

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Related Topix: Osteopathy, McMechen, WV

Channel3000

Smart people buy generic brands

Nine times out of 10, pharmacists and doctors will buy the generic version of aspirin, rather than a brand-name like Bayer.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

Click Orlando

CDC lab resumes shipping of TB samples

A lab crucial to diagnosing cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reopened, according to the CDC.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

4029TV.com

Ebola outbreak: Time to test vaccines?

Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases

Daily Reporter

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Smoking, Health, Chandler, AZ

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Yahoo!

Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, Ohio, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic), Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

NewsOK.com

FDA reviewing what could be first biosimilar drug

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing research data on what could become the first U.S.-approved "biosimilar" drug, a cheaper, sort-of generic version of a biologic drug.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Neupogen, Filgrastim (generic)

4029TV.com

Acetaminophen may not relieve back pain

Doctors often suggest taking acetaminophen for low back pain relief. But according to a new study, the popular painkiller isn't any more effective in alleviating an aching back than letting the pain naturally subside.

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Related Topix: Health, Pain, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

Air Force Times

Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman has offered to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Nursing, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Clyde 2

Teen's 232 Teeth Chiselled Out In 7-Hour Op

A teenager in India has had 232 teeth removed from his mouth in what could be a record-breaking operation.

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Related Topix: Wisdom Teeth, Health, Surgery, Dentistry

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows.

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Related Topix: OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Food and Drug Administration

News Observer

Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop

The world's biggest manufacturer of cancer drugs, which reports earnings every six months, said it had 5.641 billion Swiss francs in net income from April to June, down from 6.047 billion francs in the comparable period of 2013.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Financial Markets

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.

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Related Topix: Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Ohio

Click Orlando

Sierre Leone Ebola doctor contracts virus

A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Travel, Sierra Leone Travel, World News, Africa Travel, Africa, Freetown, Sierra Leone Travel, Guinea, Guinea Travel

News Observer

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

Purdue Pharma's new drug Targiniq ER is an extended release tablet that combines oxycodone - the active ingredient in OxyContin - with the drug naloxone.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Olympian

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

In this July 11, 2014 photo, patient Amanda Thornton, left, of Aloha, Ore., speaks with primary care doctor John Guerreiro at a clinic run by the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Beaverton, Ore.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Medicaid, Health, Aloha, OR, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Daily World

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

The head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Influenza

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