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    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13:  Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Nick Lyon testifies during a hearing before the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee and Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee April 13, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittees held a hearing on "Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons Learned."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Michigan’s Health Chief Charged With Manslaughter for the Flint Water Crisis

    Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes related to his actions during the Flint water crisis. Lyon is now the highest-ranking Michigan official to be charged as part of an ongoing Michigan Attorney General investigation into the lead-contaminated water crisis, […]

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    FDA Delays Revamped Nutrition Facts Panel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A revamped nutrition facts panel designed to make it easier for Americans to see how many calories and added sugars are in packaged foods and drinks is being delayed. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it plans to push back the deadline for a rule requiring food companies to use […]

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    An employee of the US drone compagny Matternet shows a drone carrying a mail box of Swiss Post on July 7, 2015 at the airport of Bellechasse, western Switzerland during a press conference. Swiss Post started a series of test for parcel delivery by drone in the alpine country that has many isolated villages in valleys surrounded by mountains.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
    How Drones Could Become the New Ambulances for Heart Attack Patients

    Time is one of the most daunting hurdles for health care professionals rushing emergency treatment to a heart attack patient who isn’t near a hospital. But a team of researchers thinks drones could one day become a high-tech and convenient solution to the problem. A team of scientists from the Center for Resuscitation Science at […]

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    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 07:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference at the Capitol April 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    The Shame of the Senate

    “It is the policy of this state that the deliberative process of governmental bodies shall be open to the public during meetings.” So begins Section 36-25A-1 of the Alabama code. South Carolina’s General Assembly has determined “that it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner […]

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    Following the Pills: Inside the Government’s Investigation of McKesson

    On a brisk morning in March 2013, dozens of DEA agents descended upon a warehouse in Aurora, Colo. This was not your typical drug bust—the breaking up of a meth lab or some seedy way station in the illicit drug trade. The facility where the investigators had assembled that morning, brandishing an Administrative Inspection Warrant, […]

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    Mylan NV EpiPen 2-Pak medication sits on a table inside a pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. A Nov. 2015 forecast from health data firm IMS Health expects global sales of brand and generic prescription drugs, and nonprescription medicines, to total $1.4 trillion in 2020. Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    Mylan Shareholders Are Being Advised to Vote Against Board Members and Executive Pay Packages

    Influential proxy firm ISS on Monday turned up the heat on Mylan (MYL, -2.85%), advising its institutional clients to voice their dissatisfaction with the generic drugmaker’s board of directors and its chairman’s pay package at its June 22 shareholder meeting. ISS’s urged votes against 10 board members and executive pay packages, recommendations that come after […]

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    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01:  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens to a question during a press conference following the weekly policy meeting at the U.S. Capitol December 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. During the press conference McConnell discussed the upcoming Senate legislative agenda including another vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and an omnibus spending bill. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    The Senate Is Finalizing a Health Care Bill But You’re Not Allowed to See It

    Republican Senate leaders may strike an initial deal on health care legislation to dismantle Obamacare in the coming days. But don’t expect to see what the bill would actually contain. Senators reportedly have no plans to release the legislative details anytime soon, senior legislative aides tell Axios’ Caitlin Owens. “We aren’t stupid,” the publication quotes […]

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    John Flannery, president and chief executive officer of GE Healthcare, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Flannery discussed the company's performance and growth. Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    GE Puts a Health Care Vet on Top

    There was some mighty big news at GE this morning, as GE CEO Jeff Immelt announced he was stepping down from the role on August 1, and being replaced by the current head of GE’s healthcare division, John Flannery. Flannery will assume the Chairman’s title as well on Jan. 1, 2018—which will put a formal […]