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Nearly one-third of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids last year with a striking variation in use from state to state, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The proportion of beneficiaries getting opioids varied...
Nearly one-third of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids last year with a striking variation in use from state to state, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The proportion of beneficiaries getting opioids varied...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Ohio woman who went whitewater rafting in North Carolina has died of an infection after being exposed to an amoeba that is naturally present in warm fresh water. North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services said the U.S. Centers for Disease...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is limiting opioid drug prescriptions to seven days of painkillers following a patient's initial visit to a doctor. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, signing the new law Wednesday, says it's among four significant measures that he and state lawmakers are enacting...
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets. With...
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets. With...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say a disgraced stem cell scientist is facing preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with two patients who died after windpipe transplants. Dr. Paolo Macchiarini is also being investigated in two cases of causing bodily...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign. The plan, revealed Wednesday, relies on...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration said Tuesday that California did not violate a religious freedom law when it ordered health insurance companies to pay for elective abortions. The decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...