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Lawmaker Questions Maker of Scopes Tied to 'Superbug'

Mar 26
A federal lawmaker is seeking details from the manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several "superbug" bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, increasing pressure on the company.

Premera Blue Cross Says Data Breach Could Affect 11M People

Mar 24
Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Pacific Northwest, said that it was the victim of a cyberattack that could affect 11 million people.

Health Care Law Costs Small Businesses Thousands

Mar 23
Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect.

New Cholesterol Drug: Biggest Advance Since Statins?

Mar 19
Studies show the new drug slashes bad cholesterol, or "LDL," by up to 61 percent. It cuts heart attacks and strokes by more than to half. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to explain what she saw during the announcements at the America

Mexico Pays Millions to Change New James Bond Film

Mar 18
Mexico has been dealing with an image problem after reports of drug-related violence in the nation's capital. Now, the country is reportedly trying to change its image by dictating how it's portrayed in the upcoming James Bond movie.

FDA to Probe the Endoscope Linked to 'Superbug' Infection

By Matthew Perrone | Mar 16
Federal health officials will meet in May to review problems with the design and cleaning of specialized medical instruments linked to at least two recent "superbug" outbreaks.

Google Breaking into the Car Insurance Racket

By Michael Liedtke | Mar 13
Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.

Hep C Drugs Save Lives; But at What Price?

By Tom Murphy | Mar 13
Mati Munoz lost her liver to hepatitis C, and the virus was attacking its transplanted replacement last year when her doctor prescribed a drug combination that could save the organ.

Federal Health Insurance Aid in Doubt for Nearly 8M

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Kevin Vineys | Mar 12
Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama's law, according to a government report.

Man Accused of Buying Insurance at Scene of Car Wreck

Mar 6
Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy.

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