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11 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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CVS To Charge Some Customers More For Using Pharmacies That Sell Cigarettes

It may soon be cheaper to fill your prescriptions at CVS than at Walgreens. That's because Caremark, a subsidiary of CVS Health that manages prescriptions for insurance companies and employers, plans to start charging some customers more to fill prescriptions at pharmacies that also sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. The added copay could cost as much as $15. The ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How A Near-Death Experience Inspired Bill Maher's Executive Producer To Write His Latest Play

One can only avoid life's big questions for so long. And when writer Scott Carter finally faced those questions, the result was the creation of his new play, "The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord", which debuted at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles last weekend. The work explores the different biblical creations of ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Every 8 Minutes, A Child Experiences A Medication Error

Every eight minutes, a child under the age of 6 experiences a medication error outside of the doctor's office or hospital, according to a new national study. Using data from the National Poison Database System, the study found a significant increase in the number and rate of non-cough and cold medication errors between 2002 and 2012. The findings were published ...

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OCT 17, 2014 - Health Canal

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OCT 16, 2014 - Health Canal

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UCSF Team Learns More About Why Airway Closes Up During Asthma Attacks

The molecular regulation of smooth-muscle contraction is an important determinant of airway responses during an acute asthmatic attack. In acute asthma, various triggers, including viral illnesses and aeroallergens, can cause acute narrowing of the airways leading to a life-threatening respiratory crisis and sometimes death.

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