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After weeks of secrecy, U.S. Senate to unveil healthcare bill

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans plan to unveil the text of their draft healthcare bill on Thursday as senators struggle over issues such as the future of the Medicaid program for…

Senate Republicans to release healthcare bill Thursday

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans will release the text of their draft healthcare bill on Thursday and the legislation will likely move to the Senate floor next week, Senate Majority Leader…

Worldwide drug sale forecasts fall as pricing pressures mount

LONDON Forecasts for global sales of pharmaceuticals have declined for the first time in a decade as continuing pressure on prices in the key U.S. market has caused analysts to…

Many Americans taking too much vitamin D

(Reuters Health) – Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk of fractures,…

Novartis eye drug works with fewer injections than rival

ZURICH A Novartis drug to treat a leading cause of vision loss in people over 65 does not need to be injected as frequently as a rival medicine from Regeneron…

Coconut oil has more ‘bad’ fat than beef and butter: heart doctors

(Reuters Health) – Coconut oil raises ‘bad’ cholesterol in the same way as other foods high in saturated fats like butter and beef, according to the American Heart Association. Indeed,…

Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy

WASHINGTON U.S. Democrats took to the Senate floor on Monday to throw a spotlight on behind-the-scenes efforts by the Republican majority to repeal former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, known…

Sharp rise in suicides by gun among American children is found

American children died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at a sharply higher rate in 2014 than seven years earlier, according to a study released on Monday, which said that the safe…

Democrats stall Senate work to protest healthcare secrecy

WASHINGTON U.S. Democrats took to the Senate floor on Monday to throw a spotlight on behind-the-scenes efforts by the Republican majority to repeal former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, known…

Exclusive: Ahead of Modi visit, U.S. lawmakers ask India to rethink price cap on stents

NEW DELHI A group of U.S. lawmakers has backed medical device makers by urging India to reconsider its decision to cap prices of heart stents, raising the issue ahead of…