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Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

Published Nov. 26 2015
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After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than 50-fold, Turing...

E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle expands to 6 states

Published Nov. 20 2015
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An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and...

New cases show shigellosis spreads in Kansas City area

Published Nov. 7 2015
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The shigellosis outbreak that began in the Kansas City area in July continues to spread.

Glaxo wins US approval for drug to treat severe asthma

Published Nov. 5 2015
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The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline PLC to treat severe asthma attacks.

Kansas football player brain dead after collapsing

Published Nov. 4 2015
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A Kansas high school football player has been declared brain-dead at a Colorado hospital after collapsing on the sideline during...

Things to know about E. coli outbreak tied to Chipotle

Published Nov. 4 2015
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Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak that health officials have connected...

CDC: More food poisoning outbreaks cross state lines

Published Nov. 4 2015
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The government is reporting an increase in food poisoning outbreaks that span multiple states, like the one this week that...

Drug prices top Americans' list of health care concerns

Published Oct. 28 2015
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Americans from across the political spectrum are worried about the cost of prescription drugs for serious diseases, following weeks of...

Study shows value of knee replacement surgery, other options

Published Oct. 22 2015
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People with knees worn out by arthritis will get more pain relief from joint replacement surgery, but it has more...

Group of Springfield-area doctors go insurance-free

Published Oct. 18 2015
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At the beginning of 2014, there was one local practice open to the public locally that classified itself as direct...

Express Scripts to cover pricey new cholesterol treatments

Published Oct. 7 2015
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The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager has decided to cover two new drugs that lower artery-clogging cholesterol but raise concern...

Congressional Democrats push for Valeant Pharma subpoena

Published Sep. 29 2015
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Congressional Democrats are pressing a Republican committee chairman to force a pharmaceutical company to turn over documents tied to price...

Doctors hopeful for better flu vaccine this winter

Published Sep. 20 2015
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Doctors are hopeful that a change to the flu vaccine will minimize outbreaks this winter. So this year, scientists are...

Book Review: Must-read autism book shifts paradigm

Published Sep. 16 2015
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From its first pages, "Uniquely Human" establishes itself as a must-read for anyone touched by autism.

California lawmakers approve right-to-die legislation

Published Sep. 12 2015
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California lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. The...

Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Published Sep. 10 2015
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Fourteen years after the 9/11 attacks, a new round of uncertainty looms for people exposed to the million tons...

3 Louisiana salmonella cases may be in 27-state outbreak

Published Sep. 7 2015
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Three cases of salmonella in Louisiana may be part of the outbreak that sickened 285 people in 27 states, killing...

Dozens under observation as Legionnaires' hits prison

Published Aug. 30 2015
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Dozens of San Quentin prisoners were under observation Saturday after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, prompting a weekend...

'Silver tsunami' amplifies nursing shortage

Published Aug. 20 2015
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A recent report from the Missouri Hospital Association shows trends in turnover and vacancy rates among certain health care professions,...

Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines

Published Aug. 14 2015
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Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season...

How fit is your office?

Published Aug. 12 2015
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JCMG's employee wellness program is part of a larger trend, where businesses are encouraging healthy choices as a way to...

FDA issues warning over Kim Kardashian's drug promotions

Published Aug. 12 2015
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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in...

Columbia reports 7 suspected mumps cases

Published Jul. 23 2015
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Health officials in Boone County says seven suspected cases of mumps have been reported in the Columbia area.