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Arsenic levels force closure of Baltimore park

Health officials closed a park after tests showed arsenic levels more than 100 times higher than is considered safe. The park, which had often been used by youth sporting events, is next to an industrial site...

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Hospitals charge HMOs with racketeering

NEW YORK — A hospital network tired of having its bills challenged by HMOs has decided to play rough. Its members are suing two of the region's largest health insurers, claiming each tried to weasel out of paying for millions of dollars in patient care.

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Record 132 million flu shots to be made for next flu season

ATLANTA- <b>Flu vaccine manufacturers expect to have a record 132 million doses</b> ready for the 2007-2008 flu season, and there could be even more available if a fifth company joins their ranks, officials said Thursday.

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P.G. hospitals to stay open through June 2008

CHEVERLY, Md. - Prince George's County officials and the company that runs the county's hospital system reached a deal Wednesday to keep the financially struggling health care operation open through June 2008.

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Emergent in line to get vaccine order for $557M

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is on the verge of securing two federal contracts &mdash; potentially worth more than $557 million &mdash; for nearly 23 million doses of its anthrax vaccine.

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