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Doctors' association to vote on support for health care reform

Jun 17, 2011
Just like President Obama's health care reform law, the American Medical Association's current policy says most Americans should be required to buy health insurance. But the law also comes with requirements that could put small practices out of business.
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Pfizer tries to extend its Viagra patent

Jun 15, 2011
If drugmaker Pfizer loses a court battle today to generic manufacturer Teva over patent protection, the famous blue pill will be more cheaply available.
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British fear 'American-style' health care

Jun 14, 2011
As American politicians continue to debate ways to reform health care, British politicians are telling a concerned population that the U.K. will not turn their National Health Service into an 'American-style' private system.
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Technology helps us predict heart attacks

Jun 14, 2011
Predictive Medical Technologies has come up with an algorithm that can predict if a patient will have a heart attack within 24 hours. So far, the...
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The supermarket solution

Jun 13, 2011
How the art and science of selling food can be redirected to fight obesity.
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Vaccine conference seeks funds

Jun 13, 2011
Representatives from the developing world, drug makers and countries have gathered in London today to pledge money to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, or the GAVI Alliance -- an organization that helps provide vaccines to children in poor countries.
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Bean sprouts take the blame for E. coli scare

Jun 10, 2011
German health authorities have confirmed that sprouts from an organic farm in Germany are the source of the E. coli outbreak that has killed 31 people.
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Employers might dump insurance

Jun 8, 2011
A new study says many employers would stop offering workers health coverage under reform.
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Report: One-third of employers will drop health coverage in 2014

Jun 8, 2011
A report by McKinsey & Co. finds that 30 percent of employers say they will stop offering health insurance in 2014, when much of the Obama administration's heath care overhaul takes effect.
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How fake blood and medical dummies could save billions

Jun 7, 2011
The medical simulation industry has exploded in recent years, and that could cut down on errors by doctors and nurses.
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