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U.S. health secretary says agency can eliminate drug rebates 2:30pm EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agency's power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases, a key element of the Trump administration's plan to lower prescription medicine costs. | Video

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Most parents are against teen tattoos

(Reuters Health) - Parents who've said "no" to teen tattoos need not feel alone. A new U.S. survey finds that 78 percent of parents wouldn't even consider allowing their teenager to get inked.

2:55pm EDT

Trump administration proposes production quota cuts for six opioids

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration on Thursday proposed that U.S. drugmakers cut production quotas of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent next year to fight a nationwide addiction crisis. | Video

Politics, Election 2016 Aug 17 2018

China sacks six senior officials at food and drug regulator over vaccine scandal

SHANGHAI China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision.

China, World Aug 17 2018

Third African swine fever outbreak hits China's hog herd

BEIJING China's Ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday 88 hogs had died from African swine fever in the eastern city of Lianyungang, the third outbreak this month, as the highly-contagious disease threatened to spread through the world's biggest pig herd.

China Aug 19 2018