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Kimberly Leonard
Works at U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
Attended University of Richmond
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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Mylan's EpiPen came under fire for price gouging -- but a DIY video is showing people how to make a similar product for only $30. This raises ethical issues, experts say.
A group claims to have hacked the EpiPen and is offering their own how-to video so consumers can do the same. Next up, DIY abortion pills, hepatitis C cures and HIV medication.
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The EpiPen House Oversight meeting just ended. Members of Congress slammed the company's CEO for her $18 billion salary, as well as for the company's practices. 
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CrossFit spoke to Capitol Hill staff and lawmakers, as well as to the Cato Institute, a libertarian think-tank, about his position against soda being involved in medical research. While the leader of the fitness giant has cautioned against sugar for a long time, it's also true that soda-affiliated groups and companies have funded fitness competitors.
CrossFit says going against soda is the right thing to do, but it also has clashed with soda-sponsored fitness groups.
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Bacteria resistant to drugs poses a threat to the world's economic health, the World Bank says. 
Officials say investment in the prevention of drug-resistant bacteria is a developmental priority.
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The White House will be rolling out additional initiatives to address opioid addiction -- including prescription painkillers -- next week. 
The Obama administration is urging states to work together in combating opioid addiction.
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Republican candidate Donald Trump has released another doctor's note, which tells us about his BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure and risk for prostate cancer. 
From blood pressure to cholesterol, here's what the numbers say about the Republican candidate's health.
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Mylan's EpiPen costs $600 -- so a collaborative has taken to YouTube to show patients how they can take drug making into their own hands. Meet the EpiPencil.
A group claims to have hacked the EpiPen and is offering their own how-to video so consumers can do the same. Next up, DIY abortion pills, hepatitis C cures and HIV medication.
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Heather Bresch, Mylan's CEO, explained why the company believes EpiPen has been priced fairly. 
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Florida researchers have discovered a mosquito-borne virus called Mayaro in Haiti, where it had never been observed before.


Researchers have identified an illness that is carried by mosquitoes and has never been seen in the Caribbean.
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The injected drug, called Exondys 51, or eteplirsen, contains side effects like vomiting and problems with balance. 
The approval comes with strings attached: The drugmaker must provide more evidence that the treatment works.
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How legalizing medical marijuana influences opioid use. 
A new study suggests doctor prescribe medical marijuana in place of opioids.
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Insurers say there are ways that the adminstration could help their participation in the health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. One of these ways is by trimming the 90-day grace period. 
For delinquents, the provision is a way to game the health care law’s individual mandate.
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Health care reporter living in Washington, D.C.
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  • University of Richmond
    2009
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  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Care Reporter, 2014 - present
    I write daily, breaking and long-form stories for our news desk about public health, medical studies, health care reform and the health industry.
  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Producer, 2012 - present
    I write consumer, health-related stories for USNews.com. My stories focus on senior care, hospital trends, Medicare and other health insurance, and pediatric care. I also assist with our rankings projects, including Best Hospitals, Best Children's Hospitals and Best Nursing Homes. Early this year I introduced U.S. News's first regular Twitter chats on health topics, resulting in higher numbers of audience members, reporting material for stories, and opportunities for connecting with hospitals and health care associations.
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