• Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine. The FDA says it's not aware of any patients who took the wrong drug, but the agency says it has...

  • Legionnaire's disease bacteria found at 2 NYC buildings

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators hunting for the source of a Legionnaires disease outbreak in the Bronx have discovered samples of the bacteria in air conditioning equipment at a hospital and a complex that contains a movie theater. Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said Thursday that...

  • Judge mulls challenge to Arizona Medicaid plan hospital fee

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer representing 36 Republican lawmakers told a judge Thursday that keeping a hospital assessment in effect to help fund the state's Medicaid expansion would gut a voter-approved law requiring a two-thirds vote for tax increases. Christine Sandefur, of the...

  • 2nd Idaho woman infected with West Nile virus

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two women in Idaho have been infected with the mosquito-borne illness West Nile virus, marking the first confirmed human cases within days of each other in Idaho this year. One woman is in her 60s from Washington County, but did not require hospitalization...

  • Southeast Michigan man falls, dies while working on chimney

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ADDISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Michigan say a man was killed when a piece of lifting equipment flipped as he was working on a chimney. The Oakland County sheriff's department says the accident happened Wednesday afternoon in Addison Township, about 35 miles...

  • Medical device manufacturer agrees to $13.5M settlement

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay the U.S. $13.5 million over allegations of false claims for the company's devices. Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a news release Thursday that California-based NuVasive Inc....

  • Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight. A national survey released Thursday found 60 percent of adolescent girls received at least one of three doses of the vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV. It was 57...

  • St. Louis area health system endures 20-hour computer outage

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An executive with the St. Louis area's biggest hospital provider say the network is rebounding from a 20-hour computer outage that disrupted its operations system-wide. BJC HealthCare's executive vice president, Rich LIekweg, tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the...

  • New state budget comes with higher costs for MinnesotaCare

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers kept MinnesotaCare intact but not without a cost that will trickle down to some of the more than 100,000 low-income residents on the program in the form of higher monthly premiums starting in August. The increases kicking in Saturday vary...

  • A sampling of editorials from Oklahoma newspapers

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A collection of recent editorials from newspapers in Oklahoma. __ The Journal Record, July 27, 2015 Anti-abortion bill misses its target A U.S. senator from Oklahoma is leading the charge on a bill that, if passed, could harm more than 5 million Americans who...

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