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Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen hikes by daughter's drug company

Clinton had called on Mylan to voluntarily drop the price of EpiPen, whose price has increased by more than 400% since it bought the rights to the drug in a 2007 acquisition. She said pharmaceutical companies should have to explain price increases and show what benefits and value have been added. Underlying reasons for the price increase - and for high drug prices in the US generally - may be found in a study published Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Tim Cook: Apple could move billions back to US next year

The company reported in 2014 an effective tax rate of 26.1% on its world-wide profits, including the foreign tax provisions that are unpaid, a level Mr. Amazon and McDonald's both have cases pending with the Commission over potentially underpaying taxes as well. Outside the Fine Gael offices in Dublin, a number of people have dumped apples on the doorstep and impaled the fruit upon the railings.

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Turkey denies cease-fire deal with Kurdish rebels in Syria

USA forces hit Islamic State targets overnight near Turkey's border with Syria using a newly deployed mobile rocket system, a senior diplomat said on Saturday. "The PYD, as the Syrian extension of the PKK, is a terror organization", Kalin said. Turkey considers the YPG a "terrorist" group and said Monday it would continue to target the group if it failed to retreat east of the Euphrates River.

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Zika spraying kills millions of honeybees in South Carolina

Stanley, co-owner of Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply in Summerville, South Carolina, said she lost 46 beehives - more than 3 million bees - in mere minutes after the spraying began Sunday morning. But Dorchester County usually administers mosquito control via ground. Dorchester County has gone above and beyond in its efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, using airplanes to dispense pesticides for the first time on Sunday.

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Painkiller-Sedative Mix Can Cause Death, FDA Warns

FDA review has found that the growing combined use of opioid medicines with benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS) has resulted in serious side effects, including slowed or hard breathing and deaths. The reason, she said, is that prescribing opioids and benzodiazepines together has always been the medical norm. The benzodiazepines that will get the warning are sold under a variety of brand and generic names, including Xanax, Valium and lorazepam.

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Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

EpiPens are used in emergencies to treat severe allergies to insect bites and foods like nuts and eggs that can lead to anaphylactic shock. In the wake of mounting criticism over recent price hikes, the company said the generic version will be distributed by its US subsidiary.