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An Alternative To The EpiPen Is Coming Back To Drugstores

At the time of the October 2015 recall , Auvi-Q cost about $ 400 per set. W. Mark Lanier of Houston is representing two consumers, one from Missouri and the other from Oklahoma, who are seeking class action status to represent other users of the injectable pen that delivers epinephrine to treat severe allergic reactions.

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Women are Now Drinking as Much Alcohol as Men, Study Finds

Women have caught up, from the mid-20th century, when men drank more than twice as often. "The essential thing to highlight is that there is treatment available for anyone suffering with alcohol abuse, both men and women". YOUNGER women are even bigger boozers than blokes, a shocking study reveals. According to the research , the steepest decrease in the drinking gender gap occurred in people born after 1966, but it has steadily decreased ever since.

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FDA approves Merck's lung cancer drug as first-line treatment

The drug has been approved for treating metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with high-levels of a protein known for suppressing the immune system called PD-L1. The new indication means that pembrolizumab can serve as an initial treatment, rather than chemotherapy for these patients. Immunotherapy drugs are used additionally in melanoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and cancers of the bladder, kidney, head and neck, but lung cancer, the world's biggest cancer killer with an annual ...

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Uber to deliver free flu shots in Connecticut Tuesday

The free flu shots was a short-lived program, but if Uber does this again, you'll find the option under "health" on your app. Uber's New York General Manager Josh Mohrer said that while government "dysfunction" prevents upstate New Yorkers from using Uber, the company wanted to help them stay healthy.

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Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled

Last week's attack on online infrastructure provider Dyn was launched at least in part by Mirai , a now open-source malware strain that scans the Internet for routers, cameras, digital video recorders and other Internet of Things "IoT" devices protected only by the factory-default passwords.

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Woman Poisons Former Coworkers Using Coffee Maker

Mayda Rivera-Juarez, aged 32, was arrested on suspicion of contaminating the office drinks over a several week period. Several employees were ill after they said their former coworker poured a cleaning agent into their company's coffee maker, according to a police report.