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Aug 27, 2015 09:36PM

Aug 27, 2015 09:36PM

Cancer, transplant patients protest over Venezuela's medicine shortages

Protesters hold placards during a gathering in demand for medicines in CaracasBy Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country beset with shortages. Around 13,000 people with chronic issues are at risk of severe harm if they do not find chemotherapy or medicines, including those that prevent organ transplants being rejected, according to organizer CodeVida, a non-profit umbrella health group. A combination of currency controls, slumping domestic production and cross-border smuggling have caused acute shortages of medical supplies in socialist-led Venezuela.

Aug 27, 2015 07:10PM

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, two others, accused in lawsuit of rape

NBA: Playoffs-Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013. Rose's accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, said she and the three-time All-Star Chicago Bulls guard dated from 2011 to 2013. In August 2013, she said, Rose and two friends invited her to Rose's home in Beverly Hills, California, where they slipped a drug into her drink with the aim of raping her.

Aug 27, 2015 06:10PM

Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug

This undated image provided by Amgen Inc. shows Repatha. Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for two groups of patients who are unable to control their cholesterol with existing drugs and treatments. (Amgen Inc. via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.

Aug 27, 2015 04:38PM

Bill to regulate e-cigarettes clears California legislative hurdle

A man smokes an electronic cigarette vaporizer, also known as an e-cigarette, in TorontoBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, sending the measure to the Assembly where a similar bill died earlier this year. The measure was one of several anti-tobacco bills that advanced in the Senate on Thursday, including one to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21 from 18. The e-cigarette regulations, introduced by State Senator Mark Leno, a Democrat from San Francisco, would ban use of the devices, also known as vapor cigarettes or vapes, in the workplace, at schools and other places where cigarettes already are forbidden, and would require that they be sold in child-resistant packaging.

Aug 27, 2015 04:28PM

Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court

FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, a contact lens is displayed in front of a 1-800-Contacts shipping box in Salt Lake City. A legal battle over a hotly contested Utah law banning minimum prices for contact lenses is set to come before a federal appeals court on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)DENVER (AP) ? Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry.

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Aug 27, 2015 02:21PM

Should media show on-air killings?

After the on-air Virginia killings, media organizations struggled with whether (or how much) to show of the incident. CNN commenators weigh in.

Aug 27, 2015 01:30PM

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, others reflect 10 years after Katrina

As the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, CNN Opinion asked residents and those involved in New Orleans' recovery for their take on the lessons learned, and what the city means to them. All views are the authors' own.

Aug 27, 2015 12:40PM

Utah resident dies from plague

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