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  • Drugmaker not ready to use Ebola drug in Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian drugmaker working on an experimental drug for Ebola said Wednesday that it is not ready to make the treatment available in Africa, despite assurances by international health officials that it is ethical to use untested treatments to fight the deadly outbreak....

  • Study questions need for most people to cut salt

    A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists. Limiting salt is...

  • Can conservatives co-opt Obamacare?

    As many conservatives have grappled with ways to repeal and replace President Obama's health care law, the Manhattan Institute's Avik Roy has been advocating in favor of co-opting Obamacare, and using a reformed version of its basic structure to achieve broader entitlement reform objectives.

  • FDA approves new sleeping drug from Merck

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Merck & Co. Inc. has won federal approval for a new type of sleeping pill designed to help people with insomnia stay asleep. The tablet, Belsomra, works by temporarily blocking chemicals known as orexins that control the sleep cycle and can keep people awake at night. It's...

  • Obamacare round two: What could bring unwanted deja vu for the White House

    It's not just the 2014 midterm elections that have the White House on edge, but also the return of open enrollment in Obamacare.

  • How Obamacare makes my family less financially secure

    For many families, Obamacare is probably very helpful. The costs of these benefits are mostly dispersed widely, and so it's not easy to directly compare the costs to the benefits. But sometimes the costs are pretty measurable.

  • Insurer WellPoint plans name change to Anthem

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — WellPoint, one of the biggest players on the health care overhaul's new insurance exchanges, wants to switch its corporate name back to the Anthem brand its customers know by the end of this year. The nation's second-largest health insurer said the name it used before...

  • Health Care REIT buys HealthLease for $950M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health Care REIT said Wednesday it will spend as much as $2.3 billion on a deal that could give it more than 100 additional properties in the U.S. and Canada in the next few years. The company said it will pay about $950 million, or $14.20 Canadian per share, to buy HealthLease...

  • Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket's bakery, she told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts. After six years of bagging groceries and pushing carts, Cottle wanted more. He had already learned how to do some baking. Cottle is...

  • 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...

  • More than 192,000 in Arkansas signed up for Medicaid

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services says nearly 8,000 more Arkansans were approved for coverage under the state's expanded Medicaid program last month.



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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