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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2004, file photo, medical bottles bearing tracking codes in the McKesson medical distribution center in Delran, N.J. President Donald Trump has made big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. (AP Photo/Brian Branch-Price, File)
February 11, 2018 - 11:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. Those ideas would represent tangible change and they have a realistic...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The maker of the powerful painkiller said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, a surprise reversal after lawsuits blaming the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. OxyContin has long been the world’s top-selling opioid painkiller and generated billions in sales for privately-held Purdue. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
February 10, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. OxyContin has long been the world's top-selling opioid painkiller,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2004, file photo, medical bottles bearing tracking codes in the McKesson medical distribution center in Delran, N.J. President Donald Trump has made big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. (AP Photo/Brian Branch-Price, File)
February 10, 2018 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. Those ideas would represent tangible change and they have a realistic...
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David Blake
February 09, 2018 - 12:12 pm
The forecast calls for rain for both Saturday and Sunday and some of the showers could be heavy at times. Some parade watchers say they won't go because they don't want to get sick but will the rain really make you ill? Dr. Brobson Lutz with the Orleans Parish Medical Society is more concerned...
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February 09, 2018 - 11:26 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky became the first state with a work requirement for Medicaid and now the state has to build a mobile-friendly website that works. State officials hope nearly half a million people will use their smartphones to log their hours so the government can keep track of who is...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. The U.S. government's Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 flu report showed the flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as intense as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 09, 2018 - 10:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 09, 2018 - 12:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will propose lowering prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries by allowing them to share in rebates that drug companies pay to insurers and middlemen. A senior administration official outlined the plan Thursday on condition of anonymity ahead of...
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February 08, 2018 - 8:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will propose lowering prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries by allowing them to share in rebates that drug companies pay to insurers and middlemen, an administration official said Thursday. A senior administration official outlined the plan on...
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February 08, 2018 - 11:52 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian university has published the results of a study on how safe it is to eat snow. Istvan Mathe, a professor at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow which...
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February 08, 2018 - 9:02 am
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health authorities in the West African nation of Guinea are reporting the country's first death from Lassa fever in nearly a quarter-century. The emergence of the hemorrhagic virus has created anxiety in Guinea, where the world's worst Ebola epidemic began in late 2013 and...
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