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LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer

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Coronavirus scams: Watch out for fraud cures and other cons

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Con artists are finding lots of marks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watchdog groups and authorities report a surge of complaints...

US warns 7 companies over fraudulent coronavirus claims

U.S. regulators warned seven companies to stop selling soaps, sprays and other concoctions with false claims that they can treat the new coronavirus or...

US wants drug prices in TV ads: ‘Patients deserve to know’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV...

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in...

FDA approves diabetes drug that also helps with weight loss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose significant...

Startup wants to bring back arthritis drug Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Could there be a second life for the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so.Merck & Co....

Merck, Under Armour, Intel CEOs resign from Trump panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour, computer chip maker Intel and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the...

How EpiPen’s maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made...

Pfizer buying skin drug maker Anacor for $5.2 billion

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Pfizer is fortifying its key immunology and inflammation drug business, snapping up a small maker of skin disorder treatments for...

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The only debate moderator to return, Fox’s Wallace preps

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Four years ago when he first moderated a general...

How a glitchy computer system skewed Texas’ coronavirus data and hampered its pandemic response

By Shannon Najmabadi and Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune Sept. 24, 2020 "How a...

Five-story, 390-unit apartment opens on Near Southside

If you’ve driven down 8th Avenue or West Rosedale Street you’ve probably noticed...