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Medicare safeguard overwhelmed by pricey drugs

Medicare drug costsA safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show.

The cost of Medicare's "catastrophic" prescription coverage jumped by 85 percent in three years, from $27.7 billion in 2013 to $51.3 billion in 2015, according to the program's number-crunching Office of the Actuary.

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Democrats to bind two-thirds of superdelegates to state results

2/3 of Dem. superdelegates pledged to state resultsThe Democratic Rules Committee voted to limit the role of superdelegates, binding two-thirds of them to state primary and caucus results. It also wants to establish a "unity commission" to make recommendations on the reforms.

The remainder of superdelegates will be unpledged and can support their candidate of choice, the Washington Post reported.

The changes won't affect the 2016 presidential election.

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Syria civil war: Air strikes hit Aleppo hospitals

Clinics hit in Syria bombingsSyrian government air strikes have put four makeshift hospitals and a local blood bank in Aleppo out of action in the past 24 hours, according to local rescue workers and a monitor.

"Five medical facilities were hit [overnight] and are out of service right now," Ammar Salmo, spokesman for a volunteer rescue group known as the White Helmets told Al Jazeera.

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Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

Hillary and TimTim Kaine took the stage alongside Hillary Clinton in Miami Saturday and offered his first greeting to voters as a vice presidential nominee -- in Spanish.

"Bienvenidos a todos," the Virginia senator said, a phrase that translates to "welcome to everyone."

Clinton and Kaine's first joint appearance as running mates at a campaign rally here marked the official unveiling of the Democratic ticket. The duo will face off against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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At Fox News, Kisses, Innuendo, Propositions and Fears of Reprisal

FOX news: sexual harrassmentThe Times spoke with about a dozen women who said they had experienced some form of sexual harassment or intimidation at Fox News or the Fox Business Network, and half a dozen more who said they had witnessed it.

Two of them cited Mr. Ailes and the rest cited other supervisors. With the exception of Ms. Bakhtiar, they all spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing embarrassment and fear of retribution. Most continue to work in television and worry that speaking out could damage their careers.

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Johnson & Johnson subsidiary pays $18 million to U.S. in settlement

Johnson & Johnson pays $18mJohnson & Johnson's subsidiary Acclarent, paid $18 million to resolve allegations the company marketed a medical device without FDA approval, which led health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal healthcare programs.

According to a statement from the Justice Department, Melayna Lokosky, a saleswoman for Acclarent, filed a whistleblower suit against the company and two if its senior executives.

Court documents show managers at Acclarent directed the sales staff to market the company's Stratus device as a drug delivery device. The Food and Drug Administration had only cleared the device to maintain an opening to the sinus immediately after surgery.

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California wildfires prompt warnings of extreme danger amid evacuations

California wildfires prompt warningsContinuing heat and wildfires that have forced the evacuations of hundreds of homes in California led on Saturday to red-flag warnings of extreme fire danger amid gusty winds and scorching, dry air.

For a second day, triple-digit highs were forecast for many regions of southern California. On Friday, the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles topped out at 111F (44C) while Palm Springs recorded 115F (46C), and even San Diego and beaches hit the 80s.

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Trump University Lawsuit Survives Dismissal Attempt

Trump U lawsuit to continueA U.S. judge on Friday tentatively rejected Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by Trump University students who said they were defrauded through its real-estate seminars.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego told a hearing he would take under consideration arguments on both sides in the case and issue a written ruling in the coming weeks.

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Seven US cities losing their doctors

Cities losing doctorsAs the U.S. population continues to grow — and age — demand for health care services is expected to increase. Along with demographic changes, the number of Americans with health insurance has also increased considerably in recent years — another factor in the growing demand for health care services. As a result, the number of physicians needed in the United States will likely continue to rise.

However, while the number of doctors per capita has been indeed increasing nationwide, in a number of areas across the country, this pattern does not hold. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the metro areas shedding primary care physicians the fastest.

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