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Clinton, Sanders spar over taxes, health care

...Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said Clinton backed a health care network that "props up private insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies which have given so much money to her campaigns."Clinton also sought to draw a dividing line on taxes, saying...
Nation and World
Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

...flushes thousands of tons of unused pharmaceuticals down sink drains and toilets. Now...estimates the annual amount of waste pharmaceuticals flushed down sinks and toilets at...400 tons. Last year the EPA added pharmaceuticals to its list of "major pollutants...
Chinese cyberattacks on US companies continue

...California-based company, CrowdStrike, says it documented seven Chinese cyberattacks against U.S. technology and pharmaceuticals companies "where the primary benefit of the intrusions seems clearly aligned to facilitate theft of intellectual...
Nation and World
Healing Hand Foundation announces new director

...SEARHC.Now a stand-alone 501c3 non-profit, HHF continues to help fill the funding gap by helping to pay for pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment or emergency patient escort travel expenses not covered by a patient's insurance or...
Trial begins in suit against Zometa maker

MISSOULA, Mont. - A trial is under way in a Missoula woman's lawsuit against the Swiss drug maker Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., and attorneys say the verdict could have national significance. Peggy L. Stevens sued Novartis last year...
Photo: 'Heart healthy is prostate healthy' Cancer Connection, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Alaska Urological Institute, Eli Lilly, Matt Knutson of InterDesign, Novartis,Sanofi-Aventis and Watson Pharmaceuticals. Approximately 75 people attended the open forum.
Walgreens buying Rite Aid, creating drugstore giant

...largest and third-largest U.S. drugstore chains, based on store counts. And it makes one of the world's largest pharmaceutical buyers even bigger at a time when other key health care players like insurers and drugmakers also are expanding through...
Nation and World
On heroin deaths: 'Something had to be done'

...hooked on the overprescribed opiate painkiller OxyContin.As prices for OxyContin soared and the pills were reformulated by pharmaceutical companies in 2010 to make them harder to abuse, heroin emerged as a cheaper and more available alternative. The rate of...
United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

...developing countries, which will be forced to change their laws to incorporate abusive intellectual property protections for pharmaceutical companies."Critics also worried that the deal would enable multinational companies to challenge different countries...
Nation and World
'He was like a ghost': Sister of late heroin user speaks out

...that was being overprescribed, before he switched heroin. As prices for OxyContin soared and the pills reformulated by pharmaceutical companies in 2010 to make them harder to abuse, heroin emerged as a cheaper and easily available alternative.Heroin use...


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