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27 MINS AGO - Huffington Post

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Drug That Lost High-Stakes Political Fight For Funding Now Being Used Against Ebola

WASHINGTON -- An experimental drug now being used by the U.S. government to treat Ebola patients lost a high-stakes battle for federal funding several years ago. The politically connected drug company that won the dispute, meanwhile, filed for bankruptcy in September. Had a global Ebola outbreak not followed, the affair would be just one more eyebrow-raising indication of the influence ...

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OCT 19, 2014 - Washington Times

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Cyanide homicide trial likely battle of experts

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The upcoming homicide trial of a former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher figures to be a battle of medical experts. Pitt law professor John Burkoff says 65-year-old Dr. Robert Ferrante must find a way to counter evidence that his wife died of cyanide poisoning just ...

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OCT 10, 2014 - Washington Times

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Regulators: Highmark plan violates agreement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania attorney general's office and two other agencies asked a judge Friday to stop Highmark Inc. from keeping participants in its new plan for seniors from using doctors who work for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. UPMC is a competitor of Highmark's ...

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OCT 07, 2014 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Clerk who boxes beats up would-be robbery suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A would-be robbery suspect was beaten up when he found out the hard way that a convenience store clerk on the University of Pittsburgh campus is also a former Golden Gloves boxing champ.

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SEP 30, 2014 - Washington Times

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Corbett signs bill to help lower fatal overdoses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a bill that's designed to reduce fatalities from heroin overdoses, partly by making an antidote more available to police and the public. Corbett signed the legislation Tuesday during a ceremony at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown. The bill ...

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