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FILE - This March 28, 2012 file photo shows Janis Haddon,of Atlanta, holding a glove with a message outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court concluded three days of hearing arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Americas health care system is unsustainable. Its not one problem, but three combined: high cost, uneven quality and millions uninsured. Major changes will keep coming. Every family will be affected. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)The issue:

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:23:41 -0400
AstraZeneca to sell antibiotics business to Pfizer

A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldPharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said it had agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that could reach more than $1.5 billion. The portfolio includes approved antibiotics Merrem, Zinforo and Zavicefta, and ATM-AVI and CXL, which are in clinical development, it said. Pfizer will pay $550 million upon completion and a further unconditional $175 million in January 2019, AstraZeneca said, plus up to $250 million in milestones, up to $600 million in sales-related payments and recurring, double-digit royalties on future sales of Zavicefta and ATM-AVI in certain markets.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:21:40 -0400
Quake brings down buildings in central Italy, at least 10 believed killed

People stand by a road following a quake in AmatriceBy Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets, with at least 10 people believed killed. The worst affected towns were believed to be Accumoli, Amatrice, Posta and Arquata del Tronto. Two bodies were removed from the debris in the small town of Amatrice.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:48:41 -0400
Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise

FILE- In this May 3, 2011, file photo, beef and dairy cows graze on a farm in Thompson, Conn. Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating local farmers about how to mitigate public health risks as more people visit their farms. State and federal officials are holding a conference Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Hartford, Conn. to discuss topics ranging from preventing E. coli outbreaks to safely preparing food on the farm. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:31:57 -0400
Boy with double-hand transplant's next goal: Play football

Zion Harvey, center, who received a double hand transplant in July 2015, shakes hands with a health care worker as his mother Pattie Ray, left, smiles during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia. Zion Harvey talked about his progress since receiving a double hand transplant in July 2015, becoming the youngest hand transplant patient in the U.S., and now the boy from the Baltimore suburb of Owings Mills, Md., can throw a ball, zip his clothes and write in his journal. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)PHILADELPHIA (AP) It's been just over a year since 9-year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant, and he said Tuesday what he really wants to do is play football.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:55:07 -0400
Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:47:03 -0400
Double joy as mother of only giant panda twins in U.S. pregnant again

Giant Panda Lun Lun relaxes as her twin panda cubs Mei Lun and Mei Huan sleep at her feet at the Atlanta ZooBy David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The mother of the only giant panda twins in the United States may soon deliver a second set of twins, Zoo Atlanta said on Tuesday, capping off an eventful month for lovers of the fluffy black and white bears across the globe. Three years ago, mother bear Lun Lun gave birth to female cubs Mei Lun and Mei Huan, who are still at the Georgia zoo but could be returned this fall to China, which owns them, zoo spokeswoman Rachel Davis said. An ultrasound on Monday confirmed that Lun Lun, who turns 19 years old on Thursday, is once again pregnant with twins, the zoo said.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:17:01 -0400
How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so muchSky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring ...

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:36:12 -0400
California bill to repeal 'tampon tax' heads to governor

A detail of a tampons box is seen in LondonCalifornia lawmakers on Tuesday sent a bill to end state sales taxes on feminine hygiene products to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the latest success for a nationwide bipartisan effort to end the so-called tampon tax. The bill, which would add tampons, sanitary napkins and other menstrual products to a list of necessities like food and prescription medicines that are not taxed, won unanimous support in the state Assembly on Tuesday, Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said. "Fundamentally, this is about gender equity and leveling the field," Garcia, who represents parts of suburban Los Angeles, said in a news release.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:29:46 -0400
Stanford University tightens campus alcohol restrictions

Stanford University's campus is seen from atop Hoover Tower in Stanford CaliforniaStanford University has tightened campus drinking restrictions, banning large liquor bottles from undergraduate student housing and barring hard alcohol from being served altogether at parties for undergrads. The new policy, issued on Monday in a letter to new and returning students, follows a public furor surrounding the sexual assault of an unconscious, intoxicated woman by Stanford swimmer Brock Turner outside a frat party in 2015.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:19:11 -0400
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