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  • Cecile Richards: 'Women Are Absolutely Not Going Without A Fight'

    January 10, 2017 6:56 PM 14

    Reminder from the Planned Parenthood president: Health care is not a partisan issue. In true Richards fashion, she reminded Amanpour and the entire country that American women will not go down without a fight when it comes to their right to access basic health care. “It’s really a problem when politicians put their politics ahead of women’s health care in America

  • L'Oreal to buy three skincare brands from Valeant for $1.3 billion

    January 10, 2017 7:44 AM 18

    PARIS French cosmetics group L'Oreal (OREP.PA) said on Tuesday it was buying three skincare brands - CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi - from Valeant (VRX.TO) for $1.3 billion, in a cash deal which L'Oreal said would boost its U.S. revenues. L'Oreal said that the three brands had an annualized, combined revenue of around $168 million. ""These three brands, built

  • Egalet's long-acting opioid painkiller Arymo wins FDA approval

    January 9, 2017 5:42 PM 14

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it has approved Egalet Corp's long-acting opioid painkiller, Arymo ER. The abuse of opioids — a class of drugs that include heroin and prescription painkillers — has long been a concern. An overdose can cause euphoric highs and even disrupt parts of the brain that control breathing. Lawmakers across

  • Mom shares harrowing picture of hospitalized daughter to warn others on ecstasy

    January 9, 2017 1:46 PM 20

    A mother has pleaded with youngsters to avoid taking Ecstasy – after posting pictures of her teenage daughter in a coma after she popped a pill. Devastated Kerry Robinson took to Facebook to reveal the shocking dangers of taking the class-A drug. She added to her warning by showing her 16 year-old daughter Leah in a hospital coma after taking Ecstasy

  • UPDATE 1-Mars to buy pet health care provider VCA for $7.7 bln

    January 9, 2017 1:45 PM 19

    Jan 9 Mars Inc said it would buy VCA Inc for $7.7 billion, cementing the Whiskas and Pedigree pet food maker's position as the largest operator of pet hospitals in the United States. Candy maker Mars, also the largest pet food manufacturer in the world, said it would offer $93 for every share, a premium of 31.4 percent to VCA's Friday closing price

  • Mars to buy pet health care provider VCA for $7.7 billion

    January 9, 2017 1:16 PM 20

    Candy and pet food maker Mars Inc said it would buy VCA Inc (WOOF.O), which runs hospitals for animals, for $7.7 billion. Mars, the maker of Whiskas and Pedigree pet products, will pay $93 per share, a premium of 31.4 percent to VCA's Friday closing price. The enterprise value of the deal is $9.1 billion including $1.4 billion in debt, the companies

  • Thailand's PTT sees little impact on fuel demand from flooding

    January 9, 2017 10:47 AM 16

    BANGKOK Jan 9 Thailand's PTT Pcl sees no big impact on fuel demand from flooding in the country's south, said a senior executive on Monday. "There is no expected impact on overall sales in the market," a senior executive in the company told Reuters, adding that the flooding will recede after three to five days. Almost all of PTT's fuel stations in the south

  • A long-lasting flu shot may emerge – but not this year

    January 7, 2017 3:10 PM 13

    The most vexing thing about the annual flu vaccination is that it’s annual. You have to get it every year, and many people don’t do so. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that only 2 out of 5 Americans have received the shot so far this flu season. Wouldn’t it be easier if a flu shot were a once-in-a-lifetime event

  • Angst grows in GOP over ObamaCare repeal plan

    January 7, 2017 11:01 AM 22

    Concerns are growing among Republicans about moving forward with their plan to repeal ObamaCare without putting forward a replacement at the same time. Republican congressional leaders are moving quickly to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill, but want to delay when it takes effect. That would give them time to develop a new healthcare plan that could be presented

  • 1 month ago, she had a headache. Now, Florida girl fighting cancer and requesting get-well cards

    January 6, 2017 7:05 PM 17

    A Florida family facing a long road to recovery as their 5-year-old receives cancer treatment is asking well-wishers to send cards to lift her spirit. Rylee Bernosky, of Volusia County, complained of a headache last month and was taken to the hospital. Doctors discovered a malignant tumor on her brain stem. Medulloblastoma are fast-growing, high-grade