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Officer-involved shooting in El Cajon, CA, September 2016

Psychiatric Emergency Response Team clinician in El Cajon, Calif., wasn't available to respond to call involving Alfred Olango because clinician was with police at different radio call that was also 'PERT related,' police say

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UK junior doctors strikes 2016

Judge finds in favor of government in junior doctors legal challenge to staffing contracts in England - BBC News

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Health insurer Aetna to subsidize a 'significant portion' of Apple Watch, iPad and iPhone products for some customers for its for new app-oriented fitness tracking program - Engadget

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Syrian Civil War

Medical charity MSF says medical sources in east Aleppo say 2 hospitals were damaged by bombing and are now out of service

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US equities close lower, with financials and health care lagging; Dow drops about 165 - CNBC

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Drugmaker Mylan says pretax Epipen profits are 60% higher than what it told Congress last week, Dow Jones reports - CNBC

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Knoxville, TN, US

#BREAKING BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to pull out of Obamacare exchange in Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis https://t.co/lQL5Xzm0CP - @Tennessean


UK junior doctors strikes 2016

British Medical Association suspends industrial action by junior doctors in England after concerns about patient safety - PA


Puerto Rico power outage, Sept. 21, 2016

More: Power restored at all public hospitals in Puerto Rico, utility says - @AEEONLINE

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mergers & acquisitions

Anthem and Cigna accused each other of merger agreement breach, US Justice Dept. says in filing - Bloomberg

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United States Senate

US Senate finance committee asks Health Department to investigate Medicaid rebates for Mylan EpiPen - Reuters

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West Virginia, US

Mylan accused of Medicaid fraud by West Virginia over high EpiPen costs - Bloomberg

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United States Department of Justice

US Justice Department says North American Health Care Inc. will pay $28.5 million settlement over claims of medically-unnecessary rehab services

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mergers & acquisitions

Shares in Community Health Systems surge 15% on report company is said to be exploring options, including a sale - CNBC


Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

US Department of Veterans Affairs to resume sharing data on the quality of care at its facilities with a national consumer database on Oct. 1, agency says - USA Today

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California, US

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill that would waive taxes on tampons and other feminine hygiene products - AP

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

US Department of Veterans Affairs confirms it has stopped sharing quality of care data with consumer database despite law requiring more comprehensive reporting - USA Today

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

US Department of Veterans Affairs stopped sharing data on quality of care at its facilities with national database for consumers, despite 2014 law requiring agency to report more comprehensive statistics - USA Today

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European migrant crisis

Charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says baby boy born on board the boat Aquarius in the Mediterranean, is doing well

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French drug maker Sanofi and Alphabet's US-based life sciences company Verily launch diabetes joint venture - Reuters

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