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Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 07:42 AM EDT

Mylan Launching Generic Version of EpiPen

Mylan Launching Generic Version of EpiPen

Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine. The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a generic version...

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 at 02:54 PM EDT

Could Clinton Save Obama's Struggling Health Overhaul?

Could Clinton Save Obama's Struggling Health Overhaul?

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have...

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 at 09:47 AM EDT

Obama: Americans at Risk Because of Zika Funding Delay

Obama: Americans at Risk Because of Zika Funding Delay

President Barack Obama urged Congress to make Zika funding its first priority after members return from a seven-week summer break, saying the delay is putting Americans at risk.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 08:03 PM EDT

Officials: Zika Spread Through Sex by Man With No Symptoms

Officials: Zika Spread Through Sex by Man With No Symptoms

U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease. In the other 21 U.S. cases of sexual transmission, the virus was spread by someone who...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 02:51 PM EDT

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. Friday's advisory means...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 05:52 PM EDT

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics. The World Health Organization announced the...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 08:28 AM EDT

'They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy

'They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy

Fried chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, and patties are the thing of the past at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Healthier options have been on the menu thanks to Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 07:24 PM EDT

Mylan Boosts EpiPen Programs, Doesn't Budge on Price

Mylan Boosts EpiPen Programs, Doesn't Budge on Price

Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will be...

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 08:07 PM EDT

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Doctors said a Brazilian baby with brain damage caused by the Zika virus stayed infected for more than two months after his birth, NBC News reported. The baby already had brain damage from the virus, which can...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 11:33 AM EDT

McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns

McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns

McDonald's is recalling approximately 29 million "Step-It" activity wristbands distributed across the country in their "Happy Meals" following more than 70 reports that children suffered skin irritation,...

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