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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 07:27 PM EDT

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply

CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict how many pain pills doctors can give patients, NBC News reported....

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 09:39 PM EDT

GOP Health Bill Provisions Help 2 States: Analysts

GOP Health Bill Provisions Help 2 States: Analysts

Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:32 PM EDT

Aaron Hernandez's Family Suing NFL, Pats After CTE Diagnosis

Aaron Hernandez's Family Suing NFL, Pats After CTE Diagnosis

Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots over his death after a brain study showed the former football star suffered from a "severe case" of the degenerative brain disease...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 08:51 AM EDT

Kimmel Ramps Up Battle Against GOP Health Care Bill

Kimmel Ramps Up Battle Against GOP Health Care Bill

Jimmy Kimmel used his late-night platform to continue his assault on the GOP health care bill, firing back at critics including U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade. The ABC star on...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 09:37 PM EDT

Why Do College Kids Think Backpacks Can Save a Drunk Friend?

Why Do College Kids Think Backpacks Can Save a Drunk Friend?

In the final hours of his life, Tim Piazza lay on a couch in a Penn State frat house barely conscious and occasionally vomiting from alcohol poisoning and serious internal injuries. Twice on a night of heavy...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 09:02 AM EDT

'Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill

'Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 06:16 PM EDT

One Last Chance: GOP Strains for Obamacare Repeal Votes

One Last Chance: GOP Strains for Obamacare Repeal Votes

Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 07:21 PM EDT

States Ask Insurers to Prioritize Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

States Ask Insurers to Prioritize Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of...

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 11:50 AM EDT

Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors

Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors<br /><br />

Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new...

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 06:53 AM EDT

Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus

Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed...

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