Monday , 20 August 2018


What to know about the EpiPen shortage and generic version

It’s back to school season, and a nationwide shortage of the EpiPen is making parents scramble. If you’re the parent of a child with a serious allergy or have serious allergies yourself, the EpiPen can be a life-saving medication. Schools often require two pens to keep in the nurse’s office, and, of course, they want some at home. The issue: …

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Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

Kentucky’s Republican governor lost another round Monday in a legal fight over his efforts to revamp the state’s Medicaid program to require poor people to get a job to keep their benefits. The latest setback for Gov. Matt Bevin came in his home state when a federal judge dismissed his lawsuit that sought a ruling validating the Medicaid changes. U.S. …

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Trump drug czar nominee visits Connecticut after overdoses

New Haven, Connecticut, became what officials called “ground zero” Monday for efforts to shine a light on the dangers of drugs, as President Donald Trump‘s nominee for drug czar visited a city reeling from more than 100 recent overdoses on synthetic marijuana. Jim Carroll met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Mayor Toni Harp and first responders …

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At 42 weeks pregnant, this politician biked to the hospital to give birth

This supermom, who happens to be a New Zealand politician, decided to kick start her baby’s birth in the bike lane on Sunday. Women’s minister Julie Anne Genter announced that she took herself by bicycle to be induced. She’d reached the 42-week mark of her pregnancy. “Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to …

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Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday he was speaking out strongly for nations working together to solve problems and worried about the rise of nationalism. As secretary-general of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006, Annan saw …

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COLUMN: We took on $500K in debt before NYU's med school went tuition-free

The surprise came in the form of an email from my alma mater. “NYU School of Medicine is now a tuition-free institution, awarding full-tuition scholarships to all of our enrolled MD program students,” wrote Dr. Anthony Grieco, a professor and Associate Dean for Alumni Relations at New York University’s School of Medicine. “We realize this news may be both exciting …

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