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Son gives part of liver

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Son gives part of liver to save his dad

Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes' son returned the favor.

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Mylan pledges to make EpiPen more affordable

Mylan announced a series of steps Thursday it says will make its EpiPen more affordable for some patients.

The drugmaker is caught at the center of a firestorm over the rising price of prescription drugs. Mylan had raised a standard two-pack of EpiPen...

Heroin drug

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Heroin seizure a 'substantial' dent in epidemic

Ensconced in the axle of a painted-over tractor trailer, the more than 65 pounds of heroin were smuggled across the Mexican border with Texas and transported across the country to a house nestled in the woods 30 miles north of New York City.

Baltimore, Maryland

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Your drain on drugs: Meth in Baltimore's streams

You shouldn't put illegal drugs in your body, and you shouldn't let neighborhood bodies of water ingest them, either. A new study suggests that aquatic life in Baltimore is being exposed to drugs, and it's having an impact.

Fentanyl pills

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Surge in fentanyl cases fuels opioid epidemic

As the nation struggles with an epidemic that includes both prescription opioids and heroin, officials are alarmed by a new front in the war against opioids: illicit fentanyl.

EpiPen pack

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EpiPen CEO: Blame the 'broken' system, not me

Heather Bresch, the Mylan CEO under fire for skyrocketing EpiPen costs, believes Americans should redirect their anger toward a "broken" health care system.

Mylan was forced to respond to the national outrage over a more than 400% increase in price fo...

Ernest Thompson

KTLA via CNN

Navy surprises ailing WWII veteran at his home

Standing tall on his front porch and saluting, Ernest Thompson beamed with pride.

Yards away in the middle of his residential street in Gardena, CA members of the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center were singing the Navy's official song "Anc...

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St. Jude: Pacemaker hacking claims 'absolutely untrue'

St. Jude Medical rejected claims made by a famous short seller on Thursday that the company's pacemakers and other lifesaving devices are vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Daraprim

CNN

Here's what happened to AIDS drug that spiked 5,000%

Outrage over the massive EpiPen price hike feels like deja vu. A year ago, America was in shock when a drug called Daraprim that's used by some AIDS and transplant patients skyrocketed overnight from $13.50 to $750 a pill.

Hillary Clinton tweeted that...

OxyContin pills

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Surgeon general warns doctors about opioid epidemic

In the next few days, every doctor in the United States will be receiving this letter from the US surgeon general.

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