Health
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EpiPen maker to pay $465 million for overcharging

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/18/17, 11:05 am

EpiPen maker Mylan will pay a $465 million settlement for overbilling Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade. The Justice Department said Mylan improperly classified its products as generic to avoid paying a higher rebate to Medicaid. The drugmaker also failed to pay Medicaid back for cost increases over the inflation rate, something required by law. Mylan has repeatedly hiked the price of EpiPens, which deliver medication to people having life-threatening allergic reactions.

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Saving their skin

Science | An experimental skin regeneration technique shows promise for burn victims
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/03/17, 10:42 pm

Twenty thousand people each year in the United States suffer major burns, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recovery from a severe burn is slow and painful, and often results in permanently scarred skin and disfigurement.

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Herbs and remedies

Lifestyle | As traditional Chinese medicine grows in popularity, Christians must weigh the good and the bad
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 6/10/17, 01:26 am

Growing up, visits to the Chinese medicine doctor were as familiar to me as trips to the orthodontist or pediatrician. The office in a Chinese-majority suburb of Los Angeles reeked of pungent herbal curatives, and the wheelchair-bound doctor would check my tongue, feel my pulse, and ask a strangely specific question like, “Did you wake up with a runny nose last Wednesday?” Somehow, he’d always be right.

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