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Pfizer agrees to $785M settlement in drug discount case

Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $785 million to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

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FDA relaxes requirements for taking abortion pill

The move was a victory for abortion rights advocates who had been fighting laws in states like Texas, North Dakota and Ohio that required providers to follow the requirements on the original FDA labels for the drug when conducting abortions by medication. Many doctors say the original labels, based on clinical evidence from the 1990s, were outdated and that the state laws went against accepted medical practice and made it harder for women to get abortions.

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Hospice nurse Jen Moss provides care in life's final chapter 04:03

Hospice nurse Jen Moss provides care in life's final chapter

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Remembering Melinda Kavanaugh

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Hospice nurse Jen Moss provides care in life's final chapter

Kansas City Hospice RN case manager Jen Moss cares for her patients, like Al Jensen and Jody Wooton, in the final chapter of their lives. Moss, 41, did not set out to become a hospice nurse but felt compelled by her tragic past.
David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com
Hospice nurse Jen Moss provides care in life's final chapter 04:03

Hospice nurse Jen Moss provides care in life's final chapter

Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City 01:39

Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

Taylor: 'I'm not embarrassed, I'm not afraid' 02:20

Taylor: 'I'm not embarrassed, I'm not afraid'

Finding the mentally ill a home 03:16

Finding the mentally ill a home