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Pharmaceutical CEO: Cancer Drug Is Only For Westerners Who Can Afford It

Source: Think Progress.org In 2005, the FDA granted approval for a promising new cancer-fighting drug called Nexavar. Bayer took it to market shortly thereafter, and it is currently an approved treatment for late-stage kidney and liver cancer. That is, so long as you live in the...
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Controversial alternative health provider charged

Source: CBS8.com A man accused of going beyond advocating dietary changes and using intravenous treatments on “patients” he housed at his avocado ranch in Valley Center pleaded not guilty Friday to 18 felony charges, including practicing medicine without a license and...
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Google develops contact lens glucose monitor

Source: ABC News.com Brian Otis gingerly holds what looks like a typical contact lens on his index finger. Look closer. Sandwiched in this lens are two twinkling glitter-specks loaded with tens of thousands of miniaturized transistors. It’s ringed with a hair-thin antenna....
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New drug shows promise for herpes

Source: Houston Chronicle.com Scientists are reporting positive results with a new kind of drug to combat genital herpes, the first new treatment possibility in decades for the sexually transmitted disease that afflicts an estimated 50 million Americans. In a study conducted in...
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Report: N.J. hospitals most expensive in the U.S.

Source: NJ.com Health New Jersey has the nation’s most expensive hospitals, with Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus charging the highest rates in the country, according to an analysis of federal data by the largest union and professional association of...
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