SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved legislation to cap the amount diabetes patients must pay for insulin to $100 a month.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal regulators are suing to block pamphlet and newsletter publishers from marketing a purported cure for diabetes and advertising claims that consumers can collect $1...
Max Domi, the son of an NHL player, didn't get star struck much.
Then at age 13, he met Bobby Clarke.
"My jaw hit the floor, and I was just in shock," Domi said.
BAXTER, Minn. (AP) — Diabetes activist Quinn Nystrom is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge GOP Rep. Pete Stauber in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have closed three pharmacies in the western city of Cologne after a pregnant woman died after using a tainted diabetes test.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A conservative Republican lawmaker has come under criticism for promoting a cheaper form of insulin, while legislators debate whether and how Minnesota should help diabetics...
PARIS (AP) — Victims of a diabetes drug suspected in hundreds of deaths pleaded for justice as a massive trial involving more than 4,000 plaintiffs opened Monday for French pharmaceutical giant...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Oh how sweet it isn't.
Thousands of people will line a highway on the Navajo Nation this Saturday for the largest Native American fair parade in the country. But...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said that the seed for what has become her latest children's book was planted the day a woman called her a drug addict.
Soaring sales of its cancer blockbuster and vaccines helped drive Merck's second-quarter profit up a whopping 54%, blowing past Wall Street expectations.
LEHI, Utah (AP) — Rufus isn't the average fluffy teddy bear.
"He has diabetes, just like me," said Lyla Jackson, Rufus' 10-year-old owner. "He even has a diabetes bracelet, just like I...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is getting a $1.5 million federal grant to help fight heart disease and diabetes.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in a statement Thursday the funding...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Frank Houseal knew how dangerous diabetes can be.
Both of his parents had it. His mother died at 52 of a heart attack. His father had a stroke at 47 and had lost both...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers and patients in the U.S. could save millions of dollars a year if they were able to pay what people in other countries do for insulin and other medications...
WASHINGTON (AP) — We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of...
Paradox: New diabetes cases fall as obesity rises
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NEW YORK (AP) — The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why.
DENVER (AP) — People with diabetes in Colorado won't have pay more than $100 a month for insulin under a new law.
Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation Wednesday that caps insurance...
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The skyrocketing price of insulin has some diabetics scrambling to cover the cost of the life-saving medication.
Others are skipping doses or using smaller amounts than...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Singer Bret Michaels is showing his support for a California bill that would require schools to share more information with parents and children about Type 1...
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When he isn't practicing here, he's practicing, well, everywhere.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Maine Sen. Susan Collins have reintroduced a bill to expand Medicare coverage for diabetes management.
Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest maker of health care products, wants to prevent people from getting sick — or at least stop diseases before they cause harm.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As Congress grills drug companies about the high cost of prescription medications, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow for...
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A school bus company official says a New Jersey driver who was given an opioid antidote after hitting a tree may have been experiencing diabetes complications.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers are trying again to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages, proposing a tax, warning labels, and a ban on soda displays near checkout lines among...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has been arrested on charges of using his job as a buyer for CVS to steal $2.5 million worth of diabetes test strips.
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. says 35-year-old Antonio Rivera ordered excess boxes of the test strips for the Rochester CVS store where he worked and sold them to third-party purchasers.
Higher medicine sales and lower restructuring and other costs lifted drugmaker Merck to a $1.83 billion profit in the fourth quarter, as it edged past Wall Street expectations.
The maker of blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda and Januvia diabetes pills lost $1.05 billion a year earlier, when it had a $2.92 billion tax bill due to a federal tax overhaul.
Merck shares rose in early trading, despite the drugmaker giving a 2019 financial forecast a bit below analysts' consensus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to investigate spikes in the price of insulin for people with diabetes as Congress opened hearings on the high cost of prescription drugs.
"I have heard stories about people reducing their life-saving medicines, like insulin, to save money," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. "This is unacceptable and I intend to specifically get to the bottom of the insulin price increase."
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been indicted in connection with her daughter's death and is accused of trying to hide the 14-year-old's diabetes diagnosis.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died.
DESTIN, Florida (AP) — When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps.
In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one — her favorite color.
Over the next seven months, she proceeded to be hospitalized four times in a McComb, Mississippi medical center with high blood sugar. But when Varnado asked about all her daughter's problems, she said, her doctor blamed user error.
CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.
Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not only helped people with diabetes control blood sugar and lose weight, but also lowered their risk of needing hospitalization for heart failure.
AYDEN, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a middle school student who poked other students with a small needle that diabetes patients use to prick their fingers has been charged.
Ayden police tell news outlets a sixth grader was charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon Thursday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss told authorities that brothel owner Dennis Hof had diabetes and his health had been deteriorating before his death.
KTVN-TV in Reno said Tuesday that authorities interviewed Fleiss a day after Hof's body was found Oct. 16 at his brothel outside Las Vegas. The station posted a partial transcript on its web site and a link to an excerpt from body cam footage the sheriff's office posted on its Facebook site.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general is going after three drug manufacturers who make insulin for people with diabetes, claiming the companies are gouging diabetics with steep price increases.
Attorney General Lori Swanson says drug makers have tripled the list prices of various insulin medications since 2002, even though the medicine hasn't changed fundamentally.
SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had weight loss surgery had a 40 percent lower chance of developing a heart attack or stroke in the five years following surgery compared to those who got usual care with diabetes medicines or insulin.
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Every Aug. 15 for the last 25 years, Mike McClanahan has sent a bouquet to a woman living in Dover, Tennessee.
McClanahan of Roanoke and Shirley Grizzard met only once, and they have little in common with the exception of one large thing: Each carries within the love of Orlando De la Rosa.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor got some unsolicited health advice the last time she wrote a book.
The justice was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and discussed it as part of her 2013 autobiography. That prompted a grandmother to write. The woman reported she was using newer technology to manage her diabetes than Sotomayor, and she had a message for the justice: "I'm much older than you are, and if I can do it you can do it, too."
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Maria Cabey couldn't see the boxing gloves being put on her hands; she's been blind for more than a year.
Nor could she stand up and face the punching bag; she's lost both legs, along with her vision, to diabetes.
But the 80-year-old could hear the music, and when a Latin song came over the airwaves at a Spotsylvania County gym where she exercises almost daily, Cabey started dancing in her wheelchair.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Lilly Diabetes has pulled its sponsorship of Conor Daly's No. 6 car in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, citing a racially insensitive remark made by the driver's father in the 1980s that surfaced this week.
Lilly said in a statement Friday that its sponsorship was intended to raise awareness for treatment options and resources for people living with diabetes.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke Friday about a book she's working on about kids with "life challenges," such as attention deficit disorder, autism, blindness and diabetes.
GENEVA (AP) — The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency's previous call for such taxes as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions.
The move disappointed many public health experts but was enthusiastically welcomed by the International Food and Beverage Alliance — a group that represents companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo. and Unilever.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Activists are rallying in Massachusetts, demanding more affordable insulin.
The Boston chapter of the Right Care Alliance is rallying Saturday in Cambridge to call for an end to what the organization calls "insulin profiteering."
The coalition of patients, health care professionals and community members says price increases have made an essential drug unaffordable for many with diabetes and resulted in unnecessary deaths.