The Minneapolis VA was one of 11 veterans’ hospitals to join a program to expand access to clinical trials and enable the entire system to improve o

Minneapolis VA boosts access to federal cancer trial

The prevalence of veterans with lung, prostate and bladder cancers makes it likely that the hospital will pursue studies in those areas, a VA doctor said.

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Warren offers infectious-disease plan amid China outbreak

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China confirms 4,500 cases of virus, more than 50 elsewhere

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Greece starts 15-year bond auction as market rates favorable

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January 27

Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak

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January 27

US attorney announces $145M settlement in opioid case

A San Francisco-based health information technology company will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it helped set up an electronic health records system that encouraged physicians to prescribe opioids to patients who might not need them, federal prosecutors in Vermont said Monday.
Variety
January 27

NY, feds sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'scheme' to keep drug price up

State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike made the so-called "Pharma Bro" infamous.
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January 27

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping.
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January 27

Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

A bill that would require doctors and other health workers to provide life-sustaining care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt was approved by the Kentucky Senate on Monday.
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January 27

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January 27

China confirms 2,700 cases of virus, 40 counted elsewhere

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January 26
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January 26

Hospital group fights drug shortages by making needed meds

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Abortion among key issues in Missouri 2020 governor's race

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Abortions in Illinois increased about 7% in 1 year

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A Toronto hospital said Saturday it has a confirmed case of the deadly virus from China, Canada's first.
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January 25

Veterans group wants apology after injury remarks about troops by Trump

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