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  • Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year

     Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year
    After calling for a routine prescription refill, Craig Elliott got a rude shock: His bill was going up fivefold. The 44-year-old piano tuner and guitar instructor from Elgin, who has health insurance, used to pay $20 for a three-month supply of his...
  • FDA approves Purdue's painkiller that can reduce abuse

    (This version of the Nov. 20 story, corrects final paragraph to show Embeda treats pain, not opioid dependence) By Toni Clarke (Reuters)- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a long-acting narcotic painkiller with abuse-resistant properties...
  • AstraZeneca adding 300 jobs in Frederick in $200M expansion

    AstraZeneca adding 300 jobs in Frederick in $200M expansion
    British drugmaker AstraZeneca is doubling down on Maryland, spending $200 million to expand its Frederick manufacturing facility a year after shifting hundreds of out-of-state jobs to Montgomery County. Company officials said Friday that they are...
  • Quinn on Nutrition: How probiotics are soldiers against illness

    Who would have guessed that cowboys sitting around a campfire eating beans would be feeding their bodies' good bacteria? In our gut (a cowboy term for "intestinal tract") we have trillions of good guys called "probiotics" beneficial bacteria that...
  • Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice

    Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice
    The antimicrobial agent triclosan -- widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study. That finding -- in male mice...
  • Adopt this 3-year-old white pit bull. Her name is Fancy.

     Adopt this 3-year-old white pit bull. Her name is Fancy.
    There are so many animals without homes, but some are a little more deserving — needy? — than others. Like Fancy. She's a 3-year-old white pit bull with lovely markings who is the longest-term resident at Chicago Animal Care & Control's...
  • HIV drugs show promise in treating common eye disease

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A class of drugs used for three decades by people infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be effective in treating a leading cause of blindness among the elderly. HIV drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors...
  • Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures

     Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures
    Revolutionary new drugs are curing hepatitis C, halting a disease that can corrode the liver to the point of cirrhosis, cancer and death. But state restrictions on who can get the costly drugs are keeping them out of reach for some of the poorest...
  • Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions

    Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions
    In cities and municipalities in Maryland and across the U.S., the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are improving. Across the globe, perceptions of gay and lesbian people are getting better, too. Both improvements, outlined...
  • On e-cig taxes the question is: will the General Assembly inhale?

      Del Rob Krupicka, D-Alexandria, is proposing a tax on electronic cigarettes and other electronic devices that allow users to inhale vapor containing nicotine. The tax would be set at a rate of 40 cents per milliliter of nicotine liquid solution or...
  • 11/15: 30-word rant

    11/15: 30-word rant
    The U.S. Congress is dysfunctional; yet constituents keep sending lawmakers back. Ergo the voters are also dysfunctional. The result is the perpetuation of a government that works against the voters' own best interests. The nation's unemployment rate is...