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  • CDC Reports 84 Measles Cases in January

    Measles is off to a busy start in the U.S. this year, with 84 cases reported as of Jan. 28, exceeding some recent yearly totals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

  • Up to Six Million Households Facing Health Insurance Penalty

    As many as six million households may have to pay a penalty for not having had health insurance coverage last year as required under the Affordable Care Act. The fine for not carrying insurance in 2014 is $95 per adult, or 1% of family income, whichever is greater.

  • AstraZeneca to Harness Benefits of Genome-Editing Technology

    AstraZeneca has unveiled agreements that should enable the U.K. pharmaceutical company to tap into a promising, nascent gene technology aimed at making drugs more precise.

  • Ebola Outbreak on Decline, WHO Says

    The Ebola outbreak that has ravaged parts of West Africa is on the decline, according to the World Health Organization.

  • California Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

    California plans to launch a statewide campaign warning citizens about the health risks of electronic cigarettes.

  • FDA Tightens Defibrillator Rules

    The Food and Drug Administration issued a final order requiring makers of emergency defibrillators to undergo heightened scrutiny because some of their devices didn’t work properly when paramedics needed to use them.

  • EU Approves Novartis-Glaxo Deals

    The drug giants won European Union regulatory approval for a complicated series of deals worth more than $20 billion that will focus Novartis’ scope and turn Glaxo into a vaccines-and-consumer-drug powerhouse.

  • Roche Sees Profit, Sales Increasing

    Roche posted a 16% drop in annual profit as the Swiss drug maker booked large impairments and restructured its debt, but the company expects sales and profit to increase this year.

  • Indiana to Expand Medicaid Coverage

    Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence is moving ahead to extend Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers under the federal health law after securing a key concession from the Obama administration.

  • White House Proposes Doubling Antibiotic Funding

    The White House is proposing to spend more than $1.2 billion to develop new antibiotics and preserve existing ones as widespread overuse threatens effectiveness.