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Walgreens Considering $1.5-Billion Infusion Business Sale

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Undated) -- Walgreens is considering selling a majority stake in its infusion services business for one and-a-half billion dollars. The nation's biggest drug store chain is also the biggest U.S. provider of in-home infusion therapies for conditions such as bleeding disorders and serious infections. The potential sale is reportedly drawing interest from a number of…

U.S. Hospitals Not Prepared For Ebola Waste, Experts Say

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Undated) -- American hospitals might not be prepared to safely dispose of infectious waste from an Ebola patient. Biosafety experts say if someone infected with Ebola shows up unannounced at a U.S. hospital, the wider community could be at risk. The problem is that waste management companies are refusing to haul off soiled sheets and…

Arizona Plastic Surgeon Accused Of Disfiguring Patients

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Undated) -- Complaints are being filed against a plastic surgeon in Phoenix after two of his patients claimed he left them permanently disfigured. The Arizona Medical Board is investigating Dr. William Leighton, but will not comment on specifics of the case. Dr. Leighton has been featured over a dozen times in "Phoenix" magazine's roundup called…

Soda Makers Promise To Cut Drink Calories

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Undated) -- The largest U.S. soda makers are pledging to cut drink calories by 20 percent in ten years. The American Beverage Association announced the plan Tuesday at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York. The Association is made up of Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo Inc, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and the Alliance…

Respiratory Virus Spreads To 28 States

Posted On September 23, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The enterovirus is now sickening children in more than two-dozen states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least 175 people have been diagnosed with the respiratory illness since mid-August. North Carolina, where six children are ill, is the latest state to confirm the virus' presence. The CDC anticipates more…