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FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker
By Associated Press | July 24, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.
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GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria vaccine despite low efficacy in children
By Associated Press | July 24, 2014
Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.
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HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection
By Associated Press | July 22, 2014
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.
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Anti-cancer forces cheer $23B verdict against tobacco giant
By Sabriya Rice | July 21, 2014
Tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. suffered another legal setback last week when a Florida court awarded $23 billion in damages to the family of a man who died of lung cancer following years of smoking cigarettes.
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Study to find if cancer cluster exists
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
Health officials in Missouri's St. Louis County plan to examine a potential cancer cluster in the area around Coldwater Creek, a waterway contaminated decades ago with nuclear waste.
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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the U.S. each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
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AIDS conference to remember researchers killed in crash, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is going ahead as scheduled this week in Melbourne, Australia, despite the loss of roughly 100 AIDS activists and researchers in a Malaysia Airlines plane crash July 17.
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AIDS research to see long-term impact from Malaysia jet crash
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The deaths of more than 100 AIDS scientists, activists and health workers, who were among the nearly 300 passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine Thursday, is likely to have long-range repercussions for future efforts to advance research on the...
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Dignity Health to pay feds $1.55 million for lost opioids
By Bob Herman | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dignity Health, San Francisco, agreed Wednesday to pay $1.55 million to resolve claims it mishandled controlled substances.
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Hospital patients no safer today than 15 years ago, Senate panel hears
By Sabriya Rice | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The problem of patients dying or being harmed because of preventable medical errors in U.S. hospitals remains one of grave consequence that is not getting enough attention, according to the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, which met Thursday with a panel of patient...
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