WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed Republican-backed legislation to repeal taxpayer funding for political conventions. Instead, $126 million over the coming decade will go for additional research into pediatric cancer and other childhood disorders like autism and down syndrome.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A first-time mother who says she failed a drug test while in labor because she ate poppy seeds has sued a Pittsburgh hospital, saying officials defamed her and violated her doctor-patient confidentiality by sharing the results with a child welfare agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is facing skepticism from some health care providers, as they consider whether it is worth the $1,000-a-pill price set by manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida hospital has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a Medicare fraud whistle-blower lawsuit.
Halifax Hospital Medical Center of the Daytona Beach area reached the agreement with federal authorities Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent public health crisis" and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.
BEIRUT (AP) — An international charity organization says Syria's health care system is on the brink of collapse, with newborns dying in hospital incubators during power cuts and children having their limbs amputated for lack of other ways to treat their injuries.