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US asks judge to approve seizure of Pharma Bro's assets

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli appeared in court Friday for the first time since a judge locked him up for his online antics, and the brash former pharmaceutical CEO had a new look since his bail was revoked in September: a scruffy beard that made his appearance less boyish. […]
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CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world’s most dangerous germs, the nation’s top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the current lab building in Atlanta is quickly wearing down, […]
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Drugs likely in deaths of 3 found on San Francisco street

AP Photo/Janie Har SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Public health authorities are warning against the dangers of buying drugs potentially laced with fentanyl after three men were found dead near a school in San Francisco’s historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. It’s unlikely the medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death Thursday, but the department wanted to […]
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Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, would provide a path toward […]
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3 men found dead in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury

AP Photo/Janie Har SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three men were found dead Thursday near a school in San Francisco’s historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, and authorities are investigating the deaths as drug-related. San Francisco Police Officer Robert Rueca says officers received a call at 4:35 a.m. Thursday to check on three unresponsive men on the street. Officers […]
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Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story

In a story Feb. 19, The Associated Press, relying on information in an American Psychiatric Association news release, erroneously reported that the American Osteopathic Association was among medical groups that issued a statement after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting calling for action, including labeling gun violence a national public health epidemic. The APA says it […]
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Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors on Thursday rejected calls to open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, saying such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. The decision was a blow to what Dutch anti-smoking organizations had hoped would be a […]
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Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. The allegations follow a judicial investigation into bribes Swiss drugmaker Novartis allegedly paid to boost the sales and […]
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Top Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal

AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers were voting early Thursday, following an 18-hour debate, on whether to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. The allegations follow a judicial investigation into bribes Swiss drugmaker Novartis allegedly paid to boost the […]
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Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail death

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors say the company that cares for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail faces criminal charges because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration after water to his cell was shut off. The Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday charged Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. with seven […]