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58 min ago | Switched

House Panel Sets Witness List For CDC Anthrax Hearing

A U.S. congressional committee said on Sunday that it will hear from half a dozen witnesses this week about dangerous lapses at federal health facilities, including one that led to the potential exposure of 84 people to live anthrax.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Agriculture, Science, Rutgers University, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

1 hr ago | OpEdNews

The Myths of Big Corporate Capitalism

Large corporate capitalism is a breed apart from smaller scale capitalism. The former can often avoid marketplace verdicts through corporate welfare, strip owner-shareholders of power over the top company bosses and offload the cost of their pollution, tax escapes and other "externalities" onto the backs of innocent people.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPhone, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

6 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Atlanta

First Slice 7/13/14: CDC calls time-out on some anthrax labs

Why We Can't Have Nice Things, no. 2,594: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily closed labs where more than 60 researchers might have been exposed to anthrax.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

10 hrs ago | El Observador

Chemicals and Obesity

Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Obesity is a huge problem in the U.S. and other industrialized countries.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

14 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Growth stocks worth looking into now

After the stock market's phenomenal five-year bull run, finding undiscovered gems today is no easy feat.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Forest Laboratories, Forest Labs, Social Software

Sat Jul 12, 2014

KOAT-TV

CDC: Smallpox found in NIH room is alive

At least two of the vials employees at the National Institutes of Health found in an unused storage room earlier this month contain viable samples of the deadly smallpox virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Control Group, Food and Drug Administration

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Truckers at 2 Calif. ports OK cooling off period

A Democrat running for Congress in conservative central Washington has removed an online campaign video that showed him blasting an elephant-shaped pinata with a shotgun.

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Related Topix: Truckers, Long Beach, CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Tracy Morgan

Cambridge Evening News

Cambridge gets major new funding to fight disease

With worries about the looming threat of antibiotics that no longer work, the Government is putting millions of pounds into a Cambridge project.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Charitable Organizations, Wellcome Trust

Medical Daily

CDC Reports 2nd Contamination Accident Prior To Anthrax Scare; Halts...

CDC said a second accident occurred earlier this year when a culture of non-pathogenic bird flu had been cross-contaminated with the highly virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu before being shipped to a USDA facility.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Agriculture, Science

GPB.org

Giant Undulating Anchovy School

It's the biggest aggregation of anchovies seen in near-shore waters in three decades, according to scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.

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Related Topix: Oceanography, Science, La Jolla (San Diego, CA), UC San Diego, La-Jolla, CA, La Jolla Pharmaceutical, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Fox News

Sun Pharma recalls over 40,000 bottles of antidepressant

A man carrying a gas cylinder walks out of the research and development centre of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in Mumbai May 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Effexor, Venlafaxine (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Pharmaceuticals, Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Healthcare Industry

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Biz Break: Yahoo, Salesforce and Microsoft go shopping for startups

Today: Yahoo picks up an Israeli video startup, Salesforce agrees to buy Palo Alto big-data startup RelateIQ for $390 million, and Microsoft scoops up a San Jose company.

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Related Topix: Salesforce, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Celebrities, Katie Couric, Marketing

Reuters

Shire confirms in talks with AbbVie on takeover bid

Shire Plc on Friday confirmed it has held a meeting with U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc to discuss AbbVie's takeover bid for the Dublin-based maker of drugs for rare diseases.

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Related Topix: Shire plc

WLNE-TV Providence

Biden calls on governors to lead nation

Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, US News, US Politics, Joe Biden, Gay/Lesbian

Post and Courier

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

KXLY-TV Spokane

CDC lab safety called into question

Concluding its investigation into the unintended anthrax exposure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the CDC says it has found another more "distressing" problem due to lab workers not following protocol.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Times Herald

CDC increases lab safety regulations after recent scares

It may interest you to know that the price of a children's book hasn't wavered much at all in the... Years ago, my father said to me, 'Son, when the day comes that you find that special girl and you... This 1975 file electronmicrograph from the Centers for Disease Control shows the smallpox virus.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Bethesda, MD, Bird Flu, Health

Tri-cityherald.com

CDC safety lapses shut 2 labs, stop shipments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also shut down two of its laboratories where the recent safety lapses took place.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Sunherald.com

National Cancer Institute ends Md. lab mice deal

The Frederick News-Post reported Friday that the agency says its $34 million contract with Charles River Laboratories International Inc. will end Sept.

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Related Topix: National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations, Frederick, MD, Charles River Laboratories International, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

AlertNet

U.S. senators ask Gilead to explain cost of Sovaldi hepatitis drug

Two members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, including Chairman Ron Wyden, on Friday asked Gilead Sciences Inc to defend the more than $80,000 cost of its breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C, citing the expense to federal healthcare programs.

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Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis, Health, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Startups, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmasset

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