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  • FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved this year. The…

  • Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials

    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed…

  • Theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

    DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the…

  • Jury rules for Indiana woman in firing over IVF

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A jury has found that a northern Indiana Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a teacher when it fired her after church officials learned she was trying to get pregnant through…

  • FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday…

  • Chiefs’ Bowe questionable for Steelers with flu

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe missed his third straight day of practice with the flu Friday and is questionable for Sunday’s pivotal game at Pittsburgh. The Chiefs (8-6) would not…

  • Penguins Olli Maatta tests positive for mumps

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is the third member of the team diagnosed with mumps. The Penguins issued a statement Friday that Maatta tested positive for the virus and remains in isolation.…

  • Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported cases were…

  • AstraZeneca cancer drug, companion test approved

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of targeted drugs for ovarian cancer, Lynparza from British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC. The drug is for women…

  • Brazil to study legalization of medical marijuana

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government says it will study the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures. The country’s Health Surveillance Agency says…

  • Vikings VP helps in fighting cancer

    A Minnesota Vikings vice president and his wife have donated $1 million to children’s cancer care. Kevin Warren, who handles legal affairs for the team, and wife Greta, have donated the money to the University…

  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

    Health officials are warning consumers to avoid pre-packaged caramel apples. It’s because the apples have been linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in ten states. Caramel apples are most popular around…

  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around…

  • AstraZeneca cancer drug, companion test approved

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — U.S. regulators have granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of drugs for ovarian cancer, AstraZeneca PLC’s Lynparza. The drug is for women whose ovarian cancer is associated…

  • UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown “the most noble face of humankind” amid an epidemic that…