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  • California prisons change mental health treatment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says in a...

  • Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. Dr. Margaret Chan, the...

  • Oregon releases 2015 health insurance plan rates

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will see a much tighter range of premium prices in 2015 for individual and small employer health insurance plans, according to new rates announced Friday by state regulators. The Oregon Insurance Division says Moda, the company that captured nearly two-thirds of the...

  • Justice Dept seeks appeal in health overhaul case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their health care premiums under Obamacare. Last week, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of...

  • Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

    LONDON (AP) — In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, but none have been rigorously tested in humans. One experimental treatment, though,...

  • Obama administration asks full D.C. Circuit to revisit Halbig decision

    On Friday, the Obama administration asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to rehear a case concerning the health care law's subsidies to federal exchanges, after a panel on the court sided with challengers last month.

  • Republicans need to articulate a health care vision if they want to replace Obamacare

    More Americans have an unfavorable view of President Obama's health care law than at any time since the law's March 2010 passage, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll.

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Faring far better, a...

  • Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 91-3 vote in the Senate sent the $16.3 billion measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. The House had voted...

  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease. Fears grew as the United States warned...

  • Challengers to Obamacare's federal exchange subsidies ask for Supreme Court hearing

    President Obama's health care law is one step closer to making it back to the Supreme Court.

  • FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease. The agency approved Striverdi Respimat for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes bronchitis and emphysema and affects...

  • Halbig challenge to Obamacare provides a lesson in humility

    However the Halbig v. Burwell case on Obamacare subsidies turns out legally, the public debate should be a lesson in humility.

  • Pfizer challenges agreement between Nev. AG, contingency fee attorneys

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Pfizer, Inc., is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to hear its argument against the contingency fee agreement entered into by private attorneys who are representing the state Attorney General’s Office in a lawsuit against it. Pfizer and two of its...

  • Big presidential entourages from 3 nations facing Ebola outbreak coming to Obama's Africa summit

    The presidents and other top officials from the three nations considered Ground Zero for the deadly Ebola virus have are still planning to attend President Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit next week.



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