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CVS is Buying One of the Largest Health Insurance Companies in a Deal That Could Change Health Care in the US

CVS is Buying One of the Largest Health Insurance Companies in a Deal That Could Change Health Care in the US

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter Pharmacy giant CVS has the potential to disrupt the health care market after antitrust officials gave CVS the go-ahead Wednesday to buy health insurance company Aetna, author and health care consultant Rita Numerof told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The merger can accelerate the efforts to change […]

Amazon Raises Wages but Cuts Other Major Perks for Hourly Employees

Amazon Raises Wages but Cuts Other Major Perks for Hourly Employees

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter Amazon is trying to make itself more appealing to potential workers by increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour but cutting incentive pay and stock awards. Some workers say they will end up making less after the raise, although Amazon says the change “more than compensates” for the reduced benefits, reported […]

Scientists Want You to Know That 98.6 Degrees is Not Really ‘NORMAL’ Body Temperature

Scientists Want You to Know That 98.6 Degrees is Not Really ‘NORMAL’ Body Temperature

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Scientists want the world to change how it thinks about fevers, starting with the idea that 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal body temperature, and an August study used an iPhone app to gain a better understanding of fevers and the immune system. Average normal body temperature […]

Jerry Brown Signs Bill Making California First State to End Bail Before Trial

Jerry Brown Signs Bill Making California First State to End Bail Before Trial

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday that made his state the first to end the practice of bail for criminal defendants awaiting trial. Under Senate Bill 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act, a suspect’s ability to make bail no longer determines whether […]

Illegal Immigrant Charged With Murder of Iowa College Student Mollie Tibbets

Illegal Immigrant Charged With Murder of Iowa College Student Mollie Tibbets

Evie Fordham | Contributor A Mexican national illegally residing in the U.S. has been charged with first degree murder in the disappearance and death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, officials said at a press conference at Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa Tuesday afternoon. Christian Bahena Rivera, 24, was charged with murder. He had […]

FDA Takes Steps Toward Cheaper Epipen Generics | But Americans Still Struggle to Pay for Expensive Prescription Drugs

FDA Takes Steps Toward Cheaper Epipen Generics | But Americans Still Struggle to Pay for Expensive Prescription Drugs

Evie Fordham | Contributor The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a generic version of EpiPen Thursday in response to the drug’s ballooning price as the agency continues to incentivize the pharmaceutical industry to make generics to reduce drug prices. American drug company Mylan manufactures the anti-allergic reaction product, which can cost up to $600 […]

At Least Four Boys Have Been Rescued After Being Trapped In Thailand Cave, Local Officials Say

At Least Four Boys Have Been Rescued After Being Trapped In Thailand Cave, Local Officials Say

Evie Fordham | Contributor Four Thai boys have been rescued on Sunday after being trapped in a cave with nine other people for more than two weeks. The boys have been extracted thanks to an international team of divers in an operation that could take days to rescue all the boys, reported CNN. The first two boys […]