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Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror....
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In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Poonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen, an IV hooked up to left arm to hydrate her....
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Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus....
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FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed....
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US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay....
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Things to know about California soda tax measures
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A soda tax is on the Nov. 8 ballots of three San Francisco Bay Area cities as part of a national movement by advocates to curb consumption of liquid sugar. Here's a closer look at the proposals:...
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Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka
CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka....
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Senators ask Justice Department to investigate EpiPen maker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen as a generic drug and qualified for lower rebate payments to states....
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Moldova bans Ukraine meat over African swine fever fears
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldovan authorities are banning the import of live animals and meat from Ukraine due to fears of African swine fever....
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Puerto Rico finds unexpected source of growth in agriculture
GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Ricans are buying rice produced on the island for the first time in nearly 30 years. They are also eating locally grown mushrooms, kale and even arugula, along with more traditional crops such as plantains and pineapples....
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