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FDA extends EpiPen expiry date to combat shortage -

FDA extends EpiPen expiry date to combat shortage(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday extended the expiration date of specific lots of Mylan NV's EpiPen allergy injectors by four months to mitigate the shortage of the life-saving treatment. The decision comes at a time when the shortage has come under focus at the start of back-to-school season, and applies to specific lots of 0.3 milligram EpiPen products, after the regulator reviewed data provided by Mylan. The shortage has largely been due to ongoing manufacturing issues at a Pfizer plant which supplies EpiPens.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:42:19 -0400

Russian hackers targeted U.S. Senate, think tanks: Microsoft -

Russian hackers targeted U.S. Senate, think tanks: MicrosoftThe world's biggest software company said late on Monday that it last week took control of six web domains that hackers had created to mimic websites belonging to the U.S. Senate, two conservative think tanks and Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service. The domain takedowns represent Microsoft's latest effort to thwart what it says are hacking attempts by a group known as "Fancy Bear," or APT28, that is linked to the Russian government. The company said it has shut down 84 fake websites in 12 court-approved actions over the past two years.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:25:39 -0400

EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule -

EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant ruleThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal would require states to submit plans for improving efficiency of coal-fired power plants. The federal government will set carbon emission guidelines, but states will have the leeway to set less-stringent standards, taking into account a facility's age and the cost of upgrades. The rule also could allow power plant owners to sidestep costly permits for those improvements.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:48:49 -0400

Police seek protesters who toppled Confederate statue in North Carolina -

Police seek protesters who toppled Confederate statue in North CarolinaProtesters pulled the statue down with rope, cheering as it lay face down in the mud, its head and back covered in dirt. The university system's board chair, Harry Smith, and president, Margaret Spellings, denounced the toppling of the statue in a joint statement. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said in a statement he shared protesters "frustration" over statues but condemned the violent destruction of public property.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:41:13 -0400

Probe cites multiple causes for Puerto Rico's fiscal free fall -

Probe cites multiple causes for Puerto Rico's fiscal free fallShort-term fixes, deficit financing and political pressures helped drive Puerto Rico into a fiscal catastrophe that landed the U.S. commonwealth in bankruptcy court last year, according to an investigative report released late on Monday. The 600-page report commissioned by the island's federally appointed oversight board last September also addresses potential claims for investors and regulators and recommends ways for Puerto Rico to avoid future fiscal problems. With roughly $120 billion in debt and pension liabilities, Puerto Rico commenced bankruptcy proceedings in federal court in May 2017.

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:40:48 -0400

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