Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill
Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Consumer and health care groups say they're trying to block the pharmaceutical industry from commandeering opioid legislation and using it to roll back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs.

Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell
Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell

Prominent food researcher defends his work after Cornell said he engaged in academic misconduct.

5 hrs 41 mins ago
Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal
Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal

Medical journal retracts food studies by a Cornell University marketing professor because it says the results can't be verified.

September 19th, 6:20 pm
California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira
California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs.

September 18th, 2:37 pm
Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest
Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest

Nobel winner Tutu says terminally ill people should have right to 'dignified assisted death'.

7 hrs 33 mins ago
Official: More possible victims of California doctor found
Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

Attorneys say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women and then drugged and raped them.

September 19th, 11:17 am
California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira
California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs.

September 18th, 2:37 pm
Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest
Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest

Nobel winner Tutu says terminally ill people should have right to 'dignified assisted death'.

7 hrs 33 mins ago
Official: More possible victims of California doctor found
Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

Attorneys say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women and then drugged and raped them.

September 19th, 11:17 am
Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm
Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.

September 20th, 12:28 am
Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit
Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Agribusiness giant Monsanto is asking a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company' Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.

September 19th, 12:57 pm
Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo
Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo

Rumors, risk of conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo, Red Cross official says.

September 19th, 9:47 am
Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher
Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

Cornell says its investigation found academic misconduct the research of a prominent professor.

September 20th, 1:38 pm
Biopharmaceutical company fined for misleading investors
Biopharmaceutical company fined for misleading investors

A Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company must pay more than $20 million for misleading investors about the efficacy of a lung cancer drug under development before raising $300 million in a public stock offering.

September 19th, 11:38 am
South African court says marijuana use in private is legal
South African court says marijuana use in private is legal

South Africa's top court says marijuana use in private is legal, despite government objection.

September 18th, 5:37 am
Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids
Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids

The Trump administration is awarding more than $1 billion in grants to help states confront the opioid epidemic, with most of the money going expand access to treatment and recovery services.

September 19th, 11:37 am
Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions
Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma.

September 19th, 2:58 pm
Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions
Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions

Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions on girls as young as 10 months old.

September 18th, 7:39 am
Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks
Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks

The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks.

September 17th, 3:27 pm
Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months
Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge residents to vote against an insurgent ballot measure that would legalize it.

September 17th, 12:06 pm
GOP, Dems unite behind Senate bill fighting addictive drugs
GOP, Dems unite behind Senate bill fighting addictive drugs

Republicans and Democrats are joining forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs through the Senate.

September 17th, 4:40 pm

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2 million US teens are vaping marijuana
2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

Nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students used marijuana in electronic cigarettes in 2016, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping.

September 17th, 10:17 am
Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs
Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

APNewsBreak: Federal watchdog agency says safeguards are lacking for foster kids taking psychiatric drugs.

September 16th, 11:57 pm
Doctors group recommends support for transgender children
Doctors group recommends support for transgender children

A doctors group is taking a stand in support of transgender children.

September 16th, 11:32 pm
Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging
Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog office says the agency has been cutting back or eliminating regional programs that check whether teachers and pupils are being exposed to asbestos in schools.

September 17th, 1:18 pm
FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths
FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

September 16th, 3:06 pm
Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge
Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates to the public after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open the refuge and then said they would.

September 14th, 11:25 pm
Lawsuit aims to block Trump 'short-term' health plans
Lawsuit aims to block Trump 'short-term' health plans

Patient advocates sue to block Trump administration's 'short-term' health insurance plans.

September 14th, 3:17 pm
The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device
The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch into a life preserver with features that gain key clearances from US government regulators.

September 13th, 2:38 am
FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants
FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants

U.S. health officials say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast implant safety.

September 14th, 11:14 am
New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis
New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

A U.S. government survey shows some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis.

September 14th, 10:47 am
Prominent health policy expert resigns over plagiarism claim
Prominent health policy expert resigns over plagiarism claim

A prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College has resigned after being accused of plagiarizing by other professors.

September 14th, 1:45 pm
Niece: Family won't take in Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper
Niece: Family won't take in Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper

Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee has become a disturbing figure even for members of her own family for her role in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart.

September 15th, 10:35 am
Dozens of high fever deaths cause panic in northern India
Dozens of high fever deaths cause panic in northern India

Indian health authorities are rushing medical supplies to some north Indian towns and villages where high fever has claimed at least 50 lives in the past two weeks.

September 13th, 2:13 am
Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban
Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says teenage use of e-cigarette has reached "epidemic" levels in the U.S. and called on manufacturers Wednesday to address the problem or have their products pulled off the market.

September 12th, 9:44 am
Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds
Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

Scientists say a lab test may help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick.

September 12th, 12:20 pm

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