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FBI Arrests Pharma CEO Who Increased HIV Drug Price by 5000%

Turing Pharma CEO on price gouging
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:30pm 12/17/2015 at 6:30pm
Turing Pharma CEO on price gouging

Back in September, the New York Times reported that Turing Pharmaceuticals had increased the price of its HIV drug, Daraprim, from $13.70 per tablet to $750 per tablet.

Specialists in infectious disease are protesting a gigantic overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-old drug that is the standard of care for...

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Substance Abuse Enters 2016 Race as Big Issue

Drug Abuse Poll in NH
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:30am 11/6/2015 at 8:30am
Drug Abuse Poll in NH

Substance abuse and addiction have always been an issue in America but these problems have never figured as largely in a Republican primary as they do now.

According to a recent poll in New Hampshire, drug addiction was the number one concern of respondents, topping even jobs and the economy.

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Final Exit: California Assisted Suicide Bill Becomes Law

Jerry Brown
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:30am 10/6/2015 at 8:30am
Jerry Brown

I have followed the progress of California’s “assisted suicide” legislation since it began to wind its way through the legislature. Yesterday, the bill landed on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, and he signed the controversial measure with the type of pontificating we have come to expect from our state’s chief executive:

Caught between...

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Largest Obamacare Healthcare Co-op to Close

Health Insurance Republic New York
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:30am 9/29/2015 at 8:30am
Health Insurance Republic New York

The financial benefits and savings touted by Obama and his allies on the road to Obamacare’s passage are still failing to live up to their promise.

In fact, the largest non-profit co-op created under the law is about to fold.

Anna Wilde Mathews of the Wall Street Journal:

Regulators to Shut Down Health Republic...

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Scientific study confirms The Onion theory of one continuous American meal

Obama Eating
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 10:00am 9/27/2015 at 10:00am
Obama Eating

People are always willing to tell you how and when to eat but the rules seem to change all the time. The newest target for criticism is eating throughout the day or “grazing” as some call it.

Melissa Healy of the

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks Spread Across Nation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:00am 9/9/2015 at 10:00am
LI #04 Legionnaires' Disease

California is now seeing a significant outbreak of potentially deadly Legionnaire’s Disease:

The number of inmates being observed for possible infection with Legionnaires’ disease at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco has jumped from 71 to 85, but the number of confirmed diagnoses held steady at six, authorities...

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One Third of Vets on Healthcare Waitlist Already Dead

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8:30am 7/15/2015 at 8:30am
VA report

According to a document leaked to the Huffington Post, over 200,000 veterans waiting for healthcare have already died:

Leaked Document: Nearly One-Third Of 847,000 Veterans In Backlog For VA Health Care Already Died

WASHINGTON — More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans in the pending backlog for health care through the Department of...

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Oregon Allows Government-funded Sex Change Operations for 15-year-olds

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 8:00am 7/12/2015 at 8:00am
Oregon sex change for teens

With transgender issues in the spotlight following the recent revelation by Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner, it’s unsurprising to learn that a state like Oregon would support state-subsidized sex change operations.

What is surprising to many, including to Oregon voters who did not get a chance to vote on this measure, is that...

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Weighing in on the “Trans Fat” Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 6/23/2015 at 6:00pm
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The federal government is regulating the American meal, again.

This time, the target is trans-fat!

The Obama administration is ordering food companies to phase out the artery-clogging trans fats that can lead to heart disease, the country’s leading cause of death.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would require food makers to...

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After OPM hack, dump idea of centralized electronic medical records

Hacking of America NBC News
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:09pm 6/12/2015 at 2:09pm
Hacking of America NBC News

Electronic medical records were supposed to save doctors’ time and improve results by putting your entire medical history in one place.

Two major problems.

First, it doesn’t work. What takes a physician a couple of minutes to write on your chart now can become a burdensome scroll through computer screens:

Government regulators are backing...

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Flight Risk: Woman with Extreme Form of TB Flies

LI #13 Tuberculosis
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/10/2015 at 1:00pm
LI #13 Tuberculosis

American officials are scrambling to contact people exposed to an Indian woman who has been diagnosed with an extremely difficult-to-treat strain of tuberculosis.

A female patient with an extremely hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health [NIH] outside Washington, D.C., and federal and state officials are...

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California Vaccination Mandate Clears Legislative Hurdle

LI #23 Child Vaccination
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 12:30pm 4/23/2015 at 12:30pm
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When I reported that the Disneyland measles outbreak had officially ended, I also noted that a bill mandating vaccinations for children attending public or private schools was stalled in committee.

Due to California’s recent infectious disease challenges, which also includes a substantial increase in whooping cough infections, our legislators have cleared Senate...

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Dog flu epidemic strikes America

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:00am 4/22/2015 at 10:00am
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We reported that an unexpected strain of the flu was hitting Americans hard this season.

But our pets are becoming ill at alarmingly high rates with a new

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10 Americans exposed to Ebola flown back from Africa

Ron Klain Ebola Czar
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:30am 3/15/2015 at 9:30am
Ron Klain Ebola Czar

In the wake of the Ebola Czar stepping down and a presidential commission laying part of the blame for the spread of Ebola on this country, news comes that nearly a dozen Americans are heading home after potential exposure to the...

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King v. Burwell: Too close to call?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:40pm 3/6/2015 at 4:40pm
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Arguments in the case of King v. Burwell helped serve to shine light on just how big of a mess implementing, changing, scuttling, or rebuilding the ACA will be.

From Bloomberg:

It wasn’t immediately clear where...

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.@CaseyBreznick rocks @FoxAndFriends on #FightTheFee

Casey Breznick Fox and Friends
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 4:00pm 2/15/2015 at 4:00pm
Casey Breznick Fox and Friends

Casey Breznick, Editor in Chief of the conservative Cornell Review and contributor to Legal Insurrection, has been covering the dispute at Cornell University over a mandatory health care fee that is eerily similar to the Obamacare mandate penalty.

Students can purchase the Cornell student health plan, or under new rules they can...

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“Immunizations have saved not millions but billions of lives”

Bill Whittle Immunization
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:00am 2/15/2015 at 8:00am
Bill Whittle Immunization

A recent outbreak of Measles at Disneyland is the inspiration for the new edition of Afterburner with Bill Whittle.

After addressing the false, media-stoked idea that Republicans are anti-vaccine and therefore anti-science, Bill explores the subject of progressive parenting. He points out that kids who are brought up in the constant safety...

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