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US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

November 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated photo provided by by Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., shows Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor, which is being sold under a deal with Pfizer. The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — [&hellip...

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One World Trade Center named tallest US building

November 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A view of downtown Chicago shows the Willis Tower, left, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced Tuesday that New York City’s One World Trade Center, left, will become the tallest building in the United States...

Senate votes to advance specialty pharmacy bill

November 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., walks to the Senate at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Vitter cast the lone vote in opposition to a bill designed to tighten government oversight of pharmacies that custom-mix prescription drugs, a measure to make...

GOP blocks key Obama court nominee in Senate vote

November 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., center, joined by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., left, speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans derailed President Barack Obama’s selection of Georgetown University law professor Cornelia...

Review: Pricey iPad Mini keeps Apple premier brand

November 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, an Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini on, in San Francisco. The new iPad Mini starts at $399, or $70 more than last year’s model. For that price, you get a leap forward in power, speed...

Police: NYC shooter was dumped from band

November 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Police officers and crime scene personnel work on the roof of a building in the Brooklyn section of New York, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. A musician shot and killed two members of an Iranian indie rock band, the Yellow Dogs, and a third musician early Monday, and...

Low-rate policies fueling world growth carry risks

November 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Nov.7, 2013, photo, the new headquarter of the European Central Bank is still under construction in the eastern part of Frankfurt, Germany. From the United States to Europe to Japan, central banks are pumping cash into economies and keeping...

Rookies of the Year: Jose Fernandez and Wil Myers

November 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 16, 2013 file photo, National League’s Jose Fernandez, of the Miami Marlins, pitches during the sixth inning of the All-Star baseball game, in New York. Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays have...

Automatic spending cuts would bite more in 2014

November 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., flanked by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. The...

Health overhaul debate snags Senate pharmacy bill

November 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Sen. David Vitter, R-La. speaks in Kenner, La. A year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated pain injections killed at least 64 people and sickened hundreds, Congress is bringing compounding pharmacies that...