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Texas Plans Feral Hog 'Apocalypse'

State approves use of poison

(Newser) - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is stepping up his war on feral hogs with a move that he says will bring about an "apocalypse" for the crop-destroying animals. Miller has approved the use of the pesticide warfarin to poison the state's 2.5 million or so wild hogs,... More »

For Heart Patients, Aspirin as Good as Blood Thinners

Study finds difference is statistically insignificant

(Newser) - Heart patients shelling out money for expensive blood thinners might take note of a major new study in the New England Journal of Medicine: It seems regular old aspirin is just as effective in warding off strokes and hemorrhages, reports AFP . The 10-year study of more than 2,000 patients... More »

New Stroke Drug Could Replace Warfarin

Blood thinner Pradaxa was 34% more effective in trials

(Newser) - In what could be a sea change in the fight against strokes, a new blood-thinning drug could soon replace the 50-year-old warfarin, reports the Wall Street Journal. Boehringer Ingelheim's new drug, Pradaxa, proved to be 34% more effective at reducing the risk of stroke and 15% better at stopping fatal... More »

Wal-Mart Expands $4 Drug Program

Retail giant's list of generic meds now includes birth control

(Newser) - A year after launching its $4 prescription drug program, Wal-Mart yesterday added 24 names to its list of 361 generic medications. The company boasts that it now covers more than 95% of treatable common diseases, the St Petersburg Times reports, but critics call the program a publicity stunt and say... More »

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