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  • Express Scripts drops Gilead hep C drugs for cheaper AbbVie rival

    The largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager said on Monday it has lined up a cheaper price for AbbVie Inc's newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc's treatments after trying for nearly a year to...
  • Retailers in Maryland found selling cigarettes to minors

    Retailers in Maryland found selling cigarettes to minors
    Almost a third of tobacco retailers in Maryland are selling cigarettes to minors, in violation of state and federal law, according to state health officials who conducted random inspections. During the most recent set of inspections from May to...
  • Express Scripts alters financial landscape for drugs

    PHILADELPHIA The health care economic landscape shifted again Monday when Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager, chose sides in the high-priced market for hepatitis C medication. St. Louis-based Express Scripts said it will...
  • FDA approves Cubists' drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    Cubist Pharmaceutical Inc's drug to treat complicated urinary tract and intra-abdominal infections won U.S. approval on Friday, highlighting the regulator's interest in tackling the growing threat of the so-called superbugs. Cubist shares were up 1.9...
  • FDA approves new ovarian cancer drug

    Opening a new chapter in the use of genomic science to fight cancer, the Food & Drug Administration on Friday approved olaparib, a medication for advanced ovarian cancer associated with a defective BRCA gene. The new drug, to be marketed under the...
  • European regulators recommend approval of Orexigen's obesity pill

    European regulators recommended the approval of Orexigen Therapeutics Inc's diet pill, which could become the first prescription medicine for obesity to be approved in the European Union in nearly a decade. The drug, sold as Contrave by partner Takeda...
  • AstraZeneca's ovarian cancer drug gets U.S. approval

    AstraZeneca Plc's ovarian cancer drug has been granted an accelerated approval by the U.S. health regulator, a day after the treatment was approved by the European Commission. An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had voted in June...
  • CDC urges avoiding caramel apples after deadly listeria outbreak

    WASHINGTON The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans not to eat packaged caramel-coated apples, the suspected source of a multi-state listeria outbreak that's killed at least four people. As of Thursday, 28 people in 10 states...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures "made a mistake" in canceling the release of the satirical film "The Interview" in response to threats from hackers the U.S. believes are backed by the North Korean government. The...
  • Unilever drops mayonnaise suit against Just Mayo maker

    Unilever drops mayonnaise suit against Just Mayo maker
    Unilever Plc's U.S. division said it has withdrawn its lawsuit against food startup Hampton Creek over false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product. Unilever, famous for its mayonnaise brand Hellmann's, had filed a suit...
  • Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology

    Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology
    Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s. As the "Provision State," it...