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  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. Officials said Tuesday that letters are going out to about 310,000 people whose citizenship and information...

  • UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

    MADRID (AP) — The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available. The last of the drug...

  • Nevada state workers pay large share of insurance

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state employees must pay a significantly larger share of their health insurance premiums than their counterparts in other states, a report released Tuesday said. Nevada is one of 11 states where employees covered at least one-fourth of the cost of their premium last...

  • Report: State offers workers generous health plans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance plans offered to state employees in California and elsewhere are relatively generous, with government picking up a large share of deductibles and co-pays, according to a report released Tuesday. The report by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D....

  • Oregon board suspends psychologist's license

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An administrative law judge is reviewing the case of a Portland psychologist whose license was suspended after her 12-year-old client attempted suicide following unorthodox treatment that included drinking milk from a baby bottle while sitting in his father's lap. The...

  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over...

  • FDA approves lung preservation machine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the approval of the XVIVO Perfusion System could lead to more...

  • Ebola survivor shunned by boyfriend, even school

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The medical school professors no longer want Kadiatou Fanta in the classroom. Her boyfriend has broken up with her. Each day the 26-year-old eats alone and sleeps alone. Even her own family members are afraid to touch her months after she survived Ebola. Long gone are the...

  • WHO: Ethical to Use Untested Ebola Drugs

    The World Health Organization says it is ethical to use unproven, experimental drugs in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Aug. 12) DURATION: 1:22 SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Geneva, Switzerland - August 12, 2014 1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Marie-Paule...

  • Pfizer, 23andMe team up to study bowel disease

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer Inc. is teaming up with DNA testing company 23andMe to study the possible genetic underpinnings of inflammatory bowel disease, a hard-to-treat ailment that affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans. Under the agreement, Silicon Valley-based 23andMe will map the DNA of...

  • Senators want U.S. PTO to improve quality of patents, examination process

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – In a letter last week, five U.S. senators called for improved patent quality and oversight at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Mark Warner of Virginia, Mark Begich of Alaska and New Mexico’s Martin Heinrich and Tom Udal, all...

  • Dendreon sinks after drugmaker warns of debt woes

    Dendreon Corp. shares tumbled Tuesday morning, a day after the drug developer warned shareholders that it has debt worries, and it is considering alternatives that could wipe out their ownership. The maker of the prostate cancer treatment Provenge said Monday in a Securities and Exchange...

  • Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next? The Liberian government said Monday that it will receive doses of the drug to treat two doctors in the country. They would be the first...

  • Cardin to attend health care event

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet with administrators of the Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore. The senator's press office says he is visiting the center on Tuesday to see first-hand how the Affordable Care Act is working to provide continuity of care for senior...

  • Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak. The U.S. government confirmed that it had put...



From the Weekly Standard

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    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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