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How to beat the export blues? By playing up old strategies

An Indianapolis exporter that stood to take a hit from the strong dollar is faring well, thanks to a strategy honed in two prior cycles when the currency stood tall.
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Debate on cold medicine prescriptions lingers

Lawmakers involved in the debate over how to curb Indiana's methamphetamine problem say a bill that would require drug felons to get a prescription before buying common cold medicine is likely just another step toward an eventual prescription requirement for all consumers.
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Killing obesity without coercion

Top-down culture change only works in North Korea, says the head of a group of local CEOs that is working broadly and subtly, not tyrannically, to improve Indy's culture of eating and exercising.
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Lilly to introduce Lantus copy in Europe after patent expires

Paris-based drugmaker Sanofi had revenue of $8.4 billion from Lantus last year. It lost U.S. patent protection this month and will lose exclusive rights in Europe in May.
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Anthem hack may have involved millions who aren’t customers

Social Security numbers, names and addresses for millions of people who aren’t customers of Anthem Inc. may have been breached in a massive cyberattack disclosed by the health insurer earlier this month.
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Bill aimed at reducing meth problems advances

The Indiana Senate passed a bill 46-3 on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for criminals to purchase products used in the production of meth.
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Roche sees more sales success with penny-pinching hospitals

The future of U.S. health care will be about precision and parsimony. And Roche Diagnostics Corp. think its new line of DNA-level testing machines are just what the doctor ordered.
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Former St. Francis Beech Grove hospital attracts suitors

Franciscan St. Francis Health has finally found a buyer for its former hospital campus in Beech Grove. Trouble is, it’s found two.
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U.S. sent 800,000 Healthcare.gov customers wrong tax info

The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes.
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Need a price check on that MRI? Community now wants you to call

Getting upfront price estimates from hospitals has been a nightmare for consumers, but hospitals are starting to give them out more often. Community Health Network is even promoting its price-estimating service on its website.
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