• This Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, shows an EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Hendersonville, Texas. Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

    Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn’t budge on price

    Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about an average cost that has soared over the past decade.

    Updated: 12:09 pm

  • This Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 photo, shows handwritten advertisements for human kidneys for sale that includes the sellers' phone number and blood type, on a tree in downtown Tehran, Iran. A unique system allows those in need of a transplant to buy a kidney. The program, which has seen Iran’s waitlist for kidneys effectively drop to zero, has been championed by some Western doctors as a way to cut time for lifesaving transplants. However, some ethicists worry about the system taking advantage of the poor worldwide to black-market organ sales. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi’s life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor.

    Updated: 7:59 am

  • Former Mississippi firefighter Patrick Hardison, 42, gets teary-eye under television lights, during a press conference marking one year after his face transplant, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016, at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York. Hardison, who has light-sensitive eyes as his new face continues to thrive, was disfigured while trying to save people from a house fire in 2001 and received the face of a Brooklyn cyclist who died in an accident in July 2015-- a surgery successfully perform by a team of doctors at NYU Langone. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplant

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Mississippi firefighter who received the world’s most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like “a normal guy” for the first time in 15 years.

  • In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo, a pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens, an epinephrine autoinjector for the treatment of allergic reactions, in Sacramento, Calif. Price hikes for the emergency medicine have made its maker, Mylan, the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    How EpiPen’s maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices.

  • In this May 19, 2013 file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Several pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl,a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Official: Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of the pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Sean "Diddy" Combs presents the award for best collaboration of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Combs will be kicking off his tour later than expected after undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury. The rapper and business mogul announced Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, that his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour will now begin Sept. 1 in Chicago to give him more time to recover from surgery. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Diddy’ delays tour to recover from shoulder surgery

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs will be kicking off his tour later than expected after undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury.

  • This image taken on Monday Aug 15, 2016 by Anton Dohrn Zoological Station shows two conjoined twin loggerhead turtles born in Acciaroli, Southern Italy.  Marine biologists  have separated conjoined twin turtles and released the surviving newborn, the big one in the picture, into the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.  (Anton Dohrn Zoological Station via AP)

    Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle

    ROME (AP) — Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.