Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers are discussing changes to government programs that were intended to improve the safety of painkillers like OxyContin, but which have had an unclear impact. The Food and Drug Administration has assembled more than two dozen experts to...
CHICAGO (AP) — Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market. Tobacco companies had protested a...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market. Tobacco companies had protested a...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet has approved a bill that will allow patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication. The Health Ministry said Wednesday that the legislation will allow doctors to prescribe cannabis in the form of dried flowers or extracts if there are...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court has approved new rules requiring plain cigarette packs, banning menthol cigarettes and regulating the growing electronic cigarette market. Tobacco companies had protested a 2014 EU tobacco directive, calling it disproportionate. But...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court has approved new rules requiring plain cigarette packs, banning menthol cigarettes and regulating the growing electronic cigarette market. Tobacco companies had protested a 2014 EU tobacco directive, calling it disproportionate. But...
SEATTLE (AP) — A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people. One person from Maryland and one from Washington have died but health officials do not consider listeria to be the cause of...
California regulators approved a $3.2 million grant Tuesday to bring safe water to a California trailer park where three dozen households for years have been provided with tap water containing dangerous levels of uranium. The grant from the California Water Resources Control...