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  • HEALTH

    Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

    Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members and other conservatives dead set against...

  • HEALTH

    $1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

    A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

  • BUSINESS

    Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations.

  • HEALTH

    Stories of athletes named in NCAA lawsuit

    Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced Tuesday. In all of the lawsuits combined, dozens of plaintiffs who said they suffered concussions playing contact sports in college are named. Here are...

  • HEALTH

    Summary of NCAA head-injury settlement

    A filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday notified a U.S. district judge that lawyers for former college athletes and the NCAA reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit after nearly a year of talks. Here's a rundown:

  • HEALTH

    New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

  • HEALTH

    Ohio base pressured to fill more hospital beds

    Ohio's largest military base is under pressure by the U.S. Department of Defense to fill more beds in its hospital.

  • BUSINESS

    Singing River Health System closing 2 more clinics

    Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D'Iberville will close Aug. 29.

  • HEALTH

    West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

    The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it's now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease.

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