Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Health

In this Thursday, Dec.18, 2014, file photograph, scientist Christopher Kistler checks on experiments in AMBR250 bio-reactors in a laboratory at the Merck company facilities in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON 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 this March 21, 2017 file photo, Sen. Michael S. Lee, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, talks with his chief of staff Sharon Soderstrom, right, and communications staff director Antonia Ferrier, left, as they walk to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017.

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR 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 ...
In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, photo, containers of Roundup, left, a weed killer is seen on a shelf with other products for sale at a hardware store in Los Angeles.

BY SCOTT SMITH 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 ...
Barry Cadden, president of the New England Compounding Center, along with members of his legal team, arrive at the federal courthouse for sentencing Monday, June 26, 2017, in Boston.

BY DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced Monday in a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people ...
President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing event for the "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017" in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Washington.

BY HOPE YEN WASHINGTON (AP) — In unusually harsh terms, a conservative Republican senator accused party leaders Monday of trying to rush the party’s health care bill through the Senate ...
In this Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo, former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, second from right, arrives at Brooklyn federal court with members of his legal team, in New York, for a pretrial conference in his securities fraud trial. Shkreli's trial begins Monday, June 26, 2017.

BY TOM HAYS NEW YORK (AP) — “Pharma Bro” just won’t keep his mouth shut. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Martin Shkreli has blatantly ...
In this April 3, 2017, file photo, the Senate side of the Capitol is seen in Washington.

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would ...
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a press conference where he announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Las Vegas.

BY ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party’s banner legislation to scuttle much ...
People shield themselves from the sun while walking along the Las Vegas Strip, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Las Vegas.

BY ANGIE WANG PHOENIX (AP) — The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including ...
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