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Express Scripts offers cheaper $1 pill alternative to Turing's $750 per pill drug

Drug prescription firm Express Scripts Holding Co. found a way to offer a cheaper $1 alternative to Turing’s $750 a pill drug.

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Martin Shkreli

Turing Pharmaceuticals Won't Cut Price of Daraprim

Turing Pharmaceuticals said that it won't cut the list price of the drug. However, it will negotiate discount price with hospital. Last September, Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of live-saving drugs, Daraprim by more than fifty times.

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Food poisoning

Food Safety: How to avoid food poisoning while traveling

Food poisoning is always a possibility that cannot be ignored during international trips. However, with the right planning of the trip and a few advices from other travelers, tourists should be able to enjoy their next trip abroad without worrying that they'll end up being ill after eating bad food.

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Smoking regulation

Federal rule to ban smoking in public housing nationwide

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday a proposal that would prohibit smoking in public homes nationwide. According to The New York Times, the proposed federal rule would affect 1.2 million public households and would mark the latest move to minimize unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Re-Opens Restaurant After E.coli Outbreak in Washington and Oregon

Chipotle Mexican Grill re-open their 43 restaurant who was closed down due to E.coli outbreak since earlier this month. After health officials in Oregon and Washington State did not find E.coli in the sample taken from the restaurants.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle to reopen 43 restaurants after E.coli outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is preparing to reopen its 43 restaurants in Washington and Oregon which had closed following E. Coli food poisoning cases. Tech Times reported that health officials declared that the restaurant chain could reopen its restaurants as early as Wednesday, Nov. 11, after batch of tests revealed negative E. coli results of food samples.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle responds to the 35 cases of E. coli infection

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. announced it has ran steps to improve food safety by hiring two food safety consulting firms, including IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group, to perform batch-testing ingredients as an effort to respond to its E. coli cases.

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Chipotle

Chipotle shuts all stores in Seattle, Portland due to E coli outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill closed all its restaurants in Seattle and Portland due to an outbreak of E. coli bacteria. The Huffington Post reported that 43 Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest region have temporarily been closed due to the E. coli scare.

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Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2: You must sweat the small stuff

Microsoft has launched the second generation of the company's smart health tracker, Microsoft Band 2. Firstly announced at Microsoft's event earlier this month, the device is now available in the US store and will be available in the UK on November 19.

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U.S. President Barack Obama

Obamacare’s benchmark silver insurance plan will increase an average of 7.5%

Obamacare premiums for the benchmark silver insurance plan will increase by an average of 7.5 percent next year. CNN Money writes that the Department of Health and Human Service reported Monday that the increase will be imposed in 37 states through the federal Obamacare exchange.

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GNC

GNC Alleged of Selling Products Containing Illicit Substances

General Nutrition Corporation or GNC is on the hot seat as it is being accused of selling dietary supplements incorporated with illegal additives. Along with other sellers, GNC received notification letters from the New York Attorney General's office saying that it had been unable to verify several supplements contained in the label or some ingredients are not listed in the label.

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Obamacare

The Obamacare Website Healthcare.gov is Getting Important Updates

Healthcare.gov opens for windows shopping starting on Sunday. The updates allow the health care consumers to see the cost and benefits of insurance plans for 2016.

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Kenwood Vineyards

U.S. wastes billion dollars every year for binge drinking

Too much drinking is not only bad for the health but also seeps out the U.S. economy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study on Thursday that binge drinking loses the economy a humongous "$249 billion in 2010, or $2.05 per drink, a significant increase from$223.5 billion, or $1.90 per drink, in 2006."

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Pharmacy

Daraprim price hike could affect the pharmaceutical industry

The overnight price hiked of Daraprim drug by the start-up, Turing Pharmaceutical is creating a big impact to the pharmaceutical sectors worldwide. The company which is own by a former hedge fund manager had acquired the right of the drug in August and immediately increases its price. The move is causing a backlash to pharmaceutical industry creating most of the shares down in a massive sell-off.

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Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft unleashed Microsoft Band 2 fitness tracker

Microsoft Corporation introduces Microsoft Band 2. It will be on sale for $249 starting October 30. The new Microsoft Band fitness tracker was unveiled on Tuesday. It will run on Windows 10 OS. The wearable band will be available for $249.

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