Diagnosis and treatment

FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks about proposed reforms to Medicare Part B drug pricing policies at the Brookings Institute in Washington. The Trump administration says it is moving ahead with a plan to let patients directly receive prescription drug discounts negotiated behind-the-scenes between drugmakers, middlemen, and insurers. Azar said Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, the proposed regulation would encourage the major industry players to channel any such discounts to consumers when they purchase their prescriptions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 31, 2019 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Thursday unveiled a plan to channel now-hidden prescription drug rebates directly to patients, saying it would bypass middlemen and lower prices for consumers. The proposed regulation from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar would eliminate...
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FILE- This Dec. 4, 2017, file photo shows a tablet of Pfizer's Viagra, left, and the company's generic version, sildenafil citrate, at Pfizer Inc., headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 29, 2019 - 5:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer lost $394 million in the fourth quarter as it booked billions in charges for layoffs and losses related to the acquisition of a trouble-plagued business that makes sterile injectable medicines. The world's biggest drugmaker posted a $12.3 billion profit during the same period...
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January 28, 2019 - 8:29 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government on Monday suspended the licensing of commercial marijuana-based products for medical use amid concern that foreign pharmaceutical companies might try to monopolize the market. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's decree orders the director of the...
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Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, addresses the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 28, 2019 - 5:23 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's new far-right president is undergoing surgery to remove the colostomy bag that was put into place after he was stabbed in September. President Jair Bolsonaro, speaking in a video from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Sunday night, says the surgery starts...
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Mary Radnofsky, diagnosed with a rare form of leukoencephalopathy and in the early stages of dementia, holds her service dog Benjy at her home, on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Alexandria, Va. Faced with an aging American workforce, U.S. companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees suffering from cognitive declines or dementia diagnoses, experts say. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
January 28, 2019 - 12:02 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say. Workers experiencing early stages of dementia may struggle with tasks they had completed without difficulty...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012 file photo, a marijuana plant grows at Tikkun Olam medical cannabis farm, near Safed, Israel. On Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, the Israeli Cabinet approved a law permitting the export of medical marijuana, a move the government expects will catapult investment in local industry and agriculture. The government's decision came a month after the Israeli parliament unanimously approved the decision, making Israel the third country in the world, after the Netherlands and Canada, to allow export of medical cannabis products. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
January 27, 2019 - 8:19 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has given final approval to a law permitting the export of medical marijuana, a move the government expects will catapult investment in local industry and agriculture. The Cabinet's decision Sunday came a month after the Israeli parliament unanimously approved the decision,...
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This photo posted on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows the first lady Asma Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad, looking at paperwork, in Damascus, Syria. Syria's Presidency says the first lady has had a successful surgery for breast cancer in the capital’s military hospital. The Presidency said Sunday Asma Assad is treating “the malignant tumor” with “strength, confidence and faith.” (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
January 27, 2019 - 7:26 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Presidency says the first lady has had successful surgery for breast cancer in the capital's military hospital. The Presidency said Sunday that Asma Assad is fighting a malignant tumor with "strength, confidence and faith." The specifics of her surgery were not immediately...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Alex Gibney, director of the fIlm "Zero Days" poses for a photo at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Oscar-winning filmmaker Gibney has premiered his latest documentary on the fraudulent tech startup Theranos at the Sundance Film Festival Thursday night, Jan. 24, 2019. "The Inventor: Out for Blood In Silicon Valley" is among a handful of films that kicked off the annual independent festival. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt, File)
January 25, 2019 - 6:57 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has always been interested in the psychology of fraud and self-deception. So when HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Graydon Carter proposed that he look into the blood-testing startup Theranos and its charismatic young leader Elizabeth Holmes,...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2017, file photo, United States' Nathan Adrian celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Adrian has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but he plans to continue training for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Adrian revealed the news on his verified Twitter account, saying he recently went to the doctor because “something didn’t seem quite right.” (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
January 24, 2019 - 11:23 pm
Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Nathan Adrian has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but he plans to continue training for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Adrian revealed the news on his verified Twitter account on Thursday, saying he recently went to the doctor because "something didn't seem quite...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, the main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital is shown in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System said a doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to over two dozen patients were carried out by what he calls "a small number of good people who made poor decisions." Mount Carmel Health System said it fired the intensive care doctor, put six pharmacists and 14 nurses on paid leave pending further review and reported its findings to authorities. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh Huggins, File)
January 23, 2019 - 12:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 hospital patients were carried out by employees who "made poor decisions" and ignored existing safeguards, a top administrator told staff in an internal video. The Columbus-area Mount...
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