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3 hrs ago | 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)

7 hrs ago | 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)

11 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

Manufacturing.net

Inspection Finds Issues At GSK Vaccine Plant

A recent Health Canada inspection of the country's only flu vaccine production plant identified 10 issues that need to be addressed, a report from the regulatory agency reveals.

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Related Topix: Influenza, Health, Canada, Food and Drug Administration

Click Orlando

5 myths about the sudden urge to 'go'

Even though urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans and there are many treatment options to improve symptoms, talking about the often unexpected and always urgent need "to go" is still taboo, even with your doctor.

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WKYT

Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters

San Francisco voters will be asked this fall to approve a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.

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Related Topix: Nutrition

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Ohio.com

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

CHARLESTON, W.Va.: A West Virginia health official says an investigation that found syringes were being reused at a pain management clinic was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, McMechen, WV, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology

Chilliwack Times

B.C. back in black, deep in debt

When the audited public accounts confirmed a $353 million surplus for the last fiscal year, B.C. Liberal political staff were quick to remind reporters of the NDP's main theme from last year's election campaign.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Canada, Opinion

EDGE

CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Las Vegas, NV, Transgender

WECT-TV Wilmington

MERS virus found in air in camel barn

Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

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Related Topix: Genetics

Cybercast News Service

Marlboro maker Altria's 2Q profit stays flat

Marlboro maker Altria Group posted flat second-quarter earnings Tuesday as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.

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Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Philip Morris USA, Smoking, Health

The Macon Telegraph

Music festival raises $11,000 for cancer center

The money raised by the festival will benefit Branches of Hope, the Cancer Patient Fund at Central Vermont Medical Center's National Life Cancer Treatment Center.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health

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