Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company
Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

Lawsuits are seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the opioid crisis in the US, but one family is getting a lot of the scrutiny.

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family
Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

The nation's deadly opioid crisis is bringing new and unwanted attention to the wealthy Sackler family and complicating its philanthropic legacy.

January 17th, 12:53 PM PST
UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'
UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'

The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing.".

January 18th, 4:53 AM PST
The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows
The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

New dilemma in teen vaping epidemic: no approved medications to ween young people off nicotine.

January 16th, 11:13 AM PST
Researchers see possible link between opioids, birth defect
Researchers see possible link between opioids, birth defect

Health officials see possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.

January 17th, 10:33 AM PST
Trump administration proposes higher 'Obamacare' premiums
Trump administration proposes higher 'Obamacare' premiums

Trump administration proposal would lead to higher 'Obamacare' premiums.

January 17th, 3:43 PM PST
Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills
Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists.

January 16th, 8:03 AM PST
Dispute over rules riles California's legal pot market
Dispute over rules riles California's legal pot market

California has finalized hundreds of pages of rules governing the nation's largest legal pot market, but the dense regulations are unlikely to settle long-running disputes over testing and home deliveries.

January 17th, 3:23 PM PST
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.

January 16th, 11:43 AM PST
The Latest: Dem says EPA's Wheeler 'as extreme' as Pruitt
The Latest: Dem says EPA's Wheeler 'as extreme' as Pruitt

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, is describing himself as a champion of deregulation and the environment.

January 16th, 6:33 AM PST
Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs
Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs.

January 16th, 6:53 AM PST
Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs
Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s.

January 16th, 6:03 AM PST
FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown
FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

FDA to resume inspections of riskier food despite government shutdown.

January 14th, 3:53 PM PST
Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby
Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby

An Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state was raped and then gave birth must relinquish control to an outside party.

January 16th, 2:53 PM PST
Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide
Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide

A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.

January 13th, 3:53 PM PST
Too much brine? Study highlights growing toxic brine problem
Too much brine? Study highlights growing toxic brine problem

According to a U.N.-backed report, desalination plants are producing 142 million cubic meters (5,014 million cubic feet) of brine each day.

January 14th, 8:03 AM PST
Ex-prosecutor to lead health care firm's rape investigation
Ex-prosecutor to lead health care firm's rape investigation

The owner of a long term care facility in Arizona where a patient in a vegetative state was impregnated in a sexual assault has hired metro Phoenix's former longtime top prosecutor to review circumstances that led up to the rape.

January 14th, 12:03 PM PST
Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds
Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

An Ohio hospital system says an intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked to stop lifesaving measures.

January 15th, 9:23 AM PST
Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits
Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits

The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

January 14th, 7:03 AM PST
Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia
Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia.

January 14th, 1:23 AM PST
Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states
Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

Health care proposals are among the first actions for some new Democratic governors and Democratically controlled legislatures.

January 12th, 8:53 AM PST
US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one
US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one

Officials the current flu season is shaping up to be milder, after last year's brutal one.

January 11th, 8:27 AM PST
Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'
Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people gathered at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition".

January 15th, 1:03 PM PST
Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels
Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels showing the beer's ingredients and calories as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.

January 11th, 3:27 AM PST
EU OKs Poland's wild boar slaughter to fight swine disease
EU OKs Poland's wild boar slaughter to fight swine disease

The European Union's executive body has supported Poland's massive killing of wild boar as a way of protecting farm pigs and meat production from the deadly African swine fever.

January 11th, 8:07 AM PST
The Latest: Official decries blocking of birth control rules
The Latest: Official decries blocking of birth control rules

A federal judge in Philadelphia is imposing a nationwide injunction on new Trump administration rules that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.

January 14th, 2:03 PM PST
Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients
Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options _ or maybe even push the products off the market.

January 10th, 6:37 AM PST
Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices
Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

Liberal lawmakers challenge Trump with drug cost legislation that echoes some of his own themes.

January 10th, 3:07 AM PST
Center where comatose woman had baby faced criminal probe
Center where comatose woman had baby faced criminal probe

State regulators reportedly wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth.

January 13th, 12:03 PM PST
No stethoscope for pain: Scientists seek real way to measure
No stethoscope for pain: Scientists seek real way to measure

There's no stethoscope for pain: Scientists are seeking ways to finally take a real measure of the ache so patients no longer have to hope they're describing it right.

January 9th, 10:17 PM PST
Food giants undermined China's obesity fight, scholar says
Food giants undermined China's obesity fight, scholar says

A new research paper says a food industry-funded group undermined China's efforts to keep obesity rates in check.

January 10th, 6:37 AM PST
Activists want details on inquiry into ex-nuke weapons plant
Activists want details on inquiry into ex-nuke weapons plant

Activists are asking a judge to make documents public from a 27-year-old criminal investigation into a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver.

January 10th, 12:17 PM PST
911 audio shows shock, panic after comatose woman gave birth
911 audio shows shock, panic after comatose woman gave birth

Court documents show an Arizona woman in a vegetative state who was sexually assaulted and had a baby received a medical exam nearly nine months before giving birth.

January 10th, 2:27 PM PST
'Don't feed the fatberg': Huge mass blocks English sewer
'Don't feed the fatberg': Huge mass blocks English sewer

A British official say a giant "fatberg" _ a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 meters (210 feet) long _ has been found blocking a sewer in a southwestern English town.

January 8th, 6:56 AM PST
Congo says healthy baby born to mom who recovered from Ebola
Congo says healthy baby born to mom who recovered from Ebola

Congo says healthy baby born to mother who recovered from Ebola, rare bright spot in outbreak.

January 10th, 4:07 AM PST
Experimental app might spot drug overdoses in time to help
Experimental app might spot drug overdoses in time to help

Researchers are creating a cellphone app that can tell if someone's overdosed on opioids and summon help.

January 9th, 12:17 PM PST

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