Mylan finalizes $465 million settlement over EpiPen billing lawsuit

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Mylan, the drug company that manufactures the anti-allergy injector EpiPen, finalized a $465 million settlement with the federal government stemming from allegations it over-billed Medicaid for the drug. Mylan Inc. CEO Heather Bresch holds up a sample of the company’s two-pack EpiPen as she testifies before the House More...

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By United Press International On Friday, August 11th, 2017

Los Angeles suburb creates video urging residents to prepare for nuclear attack

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (UPI) — The local government of Ventura County, located about 60 miles outside of Los Angeles, has released a video urging its residents to be prepared for a nuclear attack. The video More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Montgomery County issues statement regarding August 21 solar eclipse

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (MCEMA) director Greg Nimmo informs residents of Montgomery County to take safety precautions should they choose to view the solar More...

By Reuters On Monday, August 7th, 2017

Wal-Mart, insurers settle lawsuits over 2014 Tracy Morgan crash

TRENTON, N.J. (Reuters) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has settled a lawsuit by two insurers that sought to avoid covering its multi-million dollar payout to comedian Tracy Morgan for injuries he suffered in a 2014 More...

By United Press International On Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Martin Shkreli found guilty of security fraud

NEW YORK CITY (UPI) — A jury on Friday found Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive who came under scrutiny for hiking the cost of a drug by 5,000%, guilty on three counts related to securities fraud. Martin More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, July 31st, 2017

Discovery to buy Scripps in deal valued at $14.6 billion

SILVER SPRING, Md./CINCINNATI, Ohio (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discovery Communications Inc. said Monday they have reached an agreement to buy Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Melbourne’s Tran Siu in attendance as Melbourne Chinatown Precinct Association fundraiser a huge success

PARKVILLE, Victoria, Australia (Heartland Newsfeed) — A July 12 fundraising dinner co-sponsored by The Children’s Bioethics Centre Development Board (CBCDB) and the Melbourne Chinatown Precinct Association More...

By United Press International On Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Trump threatens to halt Obamacare insurance subsidies

Eric DuVall, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted a threat to stop subsidies to health insurance companies after the Republican effort to repeal More...

By Reuters On Friday, July 28th, 2017

FDA aims to cut nicotine in cigarettes, ease e-cigarette rules

Toni Clarke, Reuters Writer WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. government proposed cutting nicotine in cigarettes to “non-addictive” levels on Friday in a major regulatory shift designed to move More...

By United Press International On Thursday, July 27th, 2017

U.S. warns Americans of possible ‘tainted’ alcohol in Mexico

Andrew V. Pestano, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Department of State has warned people traveling to Mexico about possibly tainted or substandard alcohol, and to drink responsibly More...