State: 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in the nation's most populous state.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 12:19 pm

FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 11:40 am

Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 9:59 am

Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 7:05 am

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 10:36 pm