News bites: Fake cancer drug found in US

A counterfeit version of the best-selling cancer drug Avastin has been found in the United States, The Associated Press reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines the DEA's crackdown on pharmacies that appear to overprescribe painkillers such as oxycodone.

The healthcare law's so-called "deaths panels" — the proposal to pay doctors to talk with their patients about end-of-life options — has broad support among Californians regardless of their political affiliation, Kaiser Health News reports.

China is expanding its list of "essential drugs" that must be procured cheaply, raising concerns of drugmakers Pfizer and Merck, who want to expand in the booming market, Bloomberg reports.

Consumers Union partnered with the American Institutes for Research and University of Maryland to launch a project to measure health insurance literacy.