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GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

2017-06-28T08:23:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise....



FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

2017-06-27T22:17:57Z

The Food and Drug Administration said it's taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging....



Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

2017-06-27T17:59:33Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Merck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study....



Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

2017-06-27T15:05:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock....



Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous

2017-06-27T06:36:52Z

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer....



New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted

2017-06-27T07:21:42Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Baraka Cosmas, 7, is missing half his right arm. Mwigulu Matonange, 14, lost his left arm. Emmanuel Festo, 15, lost his right, plus the fingers of his left hand. Pendo Sengerema, 16, had an arm severed at the elbow....



State: 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

2017-06-27T20:59:46Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in the nation's most populous state....



Major veterans' groups voice concern over Senate health bill

2017-06-27T18:28:58Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Major veterans' organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation's health care law, fearing the impact of rising insurance costs and worried the underfunded Department of Veterans Affairs won't be able to fill the coverage gap....



Greek garbage collectors reject compromise as trash piles up

2017-06-27T17:19:39Z

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's municipal garbage collectors on Tuesday rejected a government compromise offer and decided to continue an 11-day protest that has left mounds of festering refuse piled up across Athens amid high temperatures during the key summer tourism season....



Shkreli jury selection expected to take a third day

2017-06-28T00:07:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jury selection at the securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for price-gouging hit a rough patch on Tuesday as the court struggled to pick a pool of prospective jurors who could ignore a swirl of bad publicity for the defendant....