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Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 06:15 AM PST

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen for $300 Next Week

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen for $300 Next Week

Mylan is about to start selling a generic version of its EpiPen injector for $300 per two-pack, under half the cost of the name-brand lifesaving drug, the pharmaceutical company announced Friday. The move comes...

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 06:25 AM PST

Deadline Extended to Sign Up for Obamacare

Deadline Extended to Sign Up for Obamacare

The Obama administration is giving consumers a few extra days to sign up on HealthCare.gov in time for health insurance coverage to take effect Jan. 1. The new deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Monday,...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 03:31 AM PST

Engineered Pink Pineapple Safe to Sell: FDA

Engineered Pink Pineapple Safe to Sell: FDA

A strain of pineapple genetically engineered to be pink instead of yellow got the go-ahead from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. The pink pineapple, made by Del Monte Fresh Produce,...

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 05:54 PM PST

Covered California Again Extends Enrollment Deadline

Covered California Again Extends Enrollment Deadline

The deadline for enrolling in a health insurance plan through Covered California has been extended again to Monday at midnight.

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:48 AM PST

Huff, Puff and Explode: E-cigarette Fires, Injuries on Rise

Huff, Puff and Explode: E-cigarette Fires, Injuries on Rise

Katrina Williams wanted a safer alternative to smoking, and e-cigarettes seemed to be the answer until the day one exploded in her pocket as she drove home from a beauty salon. "It was like a firecracker" as it...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 08:08 AM PST

Where You Live Determines What Kills You

Where You Live Determines What Kills You

A new analysis by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a county-by-county breakdown of what kills people in the U.S., NBC News reported. Drug overdoses shot up 1,000 percent since 1980 in...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 03:51 AM PST

Fewer Teens Drink or Use Illegal Drugs Now

Fewer Teens Drink or Use Illegal Drugs Now

Fewer American teenagers are using illegal drugs or drinking alcohol, researchers said. Rates are at a record low for eighth-graders, the team at the University of Michigan and the National Institutes of...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 04:38 PM PST

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

On a "bittersweet day" that brought back memories of loved ones lost, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse. Obama signed...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 03:04 PM PST

Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act increases funding for medical research and hopes to speed approval of experimental treatments.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 10:50 AM PST

Oklahoma May Require Restroom Signs in Anti-Abortion Effort

Oklahoma May Require Restroom Signs in Anti-Abortion Effort

Oklahoma plans to force hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants and public schools to post signs inside public restrooms directing pregnant women where to receive services as part of an effort to reduce abortions...

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