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Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 03:31 PM EDT

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Nearly 26 million people around the world die each year with serious suffering in part because of a huge gap in pain relief: The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers, but they're rare or unavailable in dozens...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 04:02 PM EDT

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress. Experts say it has the potential to upend the...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 08:49 PM EDT

As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever

As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 06:34 AM EDT

Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans featuring lower premiums. He called his new executive order a...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 02:43 PM EDT

Trump Birth Control Rule Ignores Science, Critics Say

Trump Birth Control Rule Ignores Science, Critics Say

The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts...

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 09:52 PM EDT

Teen Detained After Crossing Border Fights to Have Abortion

Teen Detained After Crossing Border Fights to Have Abortion

Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S....

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 01:32 PM EDT

Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Market has recalled some of its 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran across the country because the cereal contains undeclared peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration and grocery chain said....

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 10:34 AM EDT

14 Desperate Days: Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak

14 Desperate Days: Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak

An alert Georgia emergency room doctor who saw three strange overdose cases apparently related to the drug Percocet sounded the alarm to the Georgia Poison Center this June, NBC News reported, likely saving...

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 03:15 PM EDT

White House Plans Order to Expand Health Care Options

White House Plans Order to Expand Health Care Options

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that...

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 07:45 PM EDT

FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage

FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there. Nearly 10...

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