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When in the hospital, many patients contract a secondary infection known as C. difficile, an infection that disrupts the healthy bacteria in the intestine and causes diarrhea and intestinal bleeding. Bloomberg News reports that until now companies have focused on more profitable anti-infection drugs, such...
"President Barack Obama's new nominee for health secretary drew some early political fire from Republicans on Sunday in what could foreshadow a stormy election-year confirmation debate in the U.S. Senate over the future of the law known as Obamacare," according to an article published by Reuters. "Two...
"Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act," according to The New York Times. "Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation...