Medication

October 28, 2017 - 5:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to collect unused or expired prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting its 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. There will be sites throughout the state to collect drugs...
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FILE - This March 25, 2014, file photo shows a CVS store and pharmacy in Philadelphia. According to a Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 report in The Wall Street Journal., the drugstore chain is in talks to buy Aetna, the nation’s third-largest insurer. Analysts say such a deal would create a health colossus that can reach deeper into the average customer’s life to manage care and cut costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 27, 2017 - 5:24 pm
A CVS-Aetna combination could create a health colossus that can reach deeper into the average customer's life to manage care and cut costs, according to analysts who follow the companies. Drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy the nation's third-largest...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2015, file photo, Chadian troops and Nigerian special forces participate in the Flintlock exercises with the U.S. military and its Western partners in Mao, Chad. The Pentagon told The Associated Press on Oct. 27, 2017, that there is no truth to claims in a viral story that Sgt. La David Johnson betrayed his fellow soldiers in an ambush that killed him and three of his comrades in Niger earlier this month. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
October 27, 2017 - 12:08 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: REVEALED: La David Johnson Betrayed Fellow Soldiers...
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In this Thursday, June 29, 2017 photo, psychiatrist Dr. Lieve Thienpont, right, speaks with Amy De Schutter, who received approval for euthanasia about a year ago, in Ghent, Belgium, one of the few countries that allow for euthanasia. Thienpont, a doctor, respected psychiatrist and prominent euthanasia advocate, believes that when modern medicine can’t relieve suffering, euthanasia, when doctors actively kill patients, should be an option. (AP Photo/Maria Cheng)
October 26, 2017 - 6:38 am
GHENT, Belgium (AP) — After struggling with mental illness for years, Cornelia Geerts was so desperate to die that she asked her psychiatrist to kill her. Her sister worried that Geerts' judgment was compromised. The 59-year-old was taking more than 20 pills a day, including antidepressants, an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011 file photo, Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Marino to be the nation's drug czar. Manchin says Marino played a key role in passing a bill weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 18, 2017 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former nominee to be the nation's drug czar is defending his role in writing a law that critics say weakened the government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., said he's proud of his work on the 2016 law, which...
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October 18, 2017 - 8:35 am
Anthem has found a new partner to help run prescription drug coverage after the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer's rocky relationship with Express Scripts ends. The nation's second-largest insurer says it will create a pharmacy benefits manager called IngenioRx starting in 2020 and will work with CVS...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2012 file photo, Johnson & Johnson products are displayed in Orlando, Fla. Johnson & Johnson reports earnings, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
October 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
Higher spending across the board drove Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter profit down 12 percent, despite a big sales jump fueled by recent acquisitions, hot new cancer drugs and strong sales of other key medicines. However, the health care giant easily topped Wall Street expectations. With...
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October 09, 2017 - 6:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — China will allow use of some drugs and medical devices based on approval by foreign regulators, the government said Monday, in a move that could help to ease access to its health care market. The step was one of a series announced by Chinese drug regulators to improve access to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, patients lie in their beds at a hospital in Catano, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says drug shortages are possible because of expected long-term power outages in Puerto Rico. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, that the agency is working to prevent shortages of about 40 medicines. He didn't name the medicines involved. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 06, 2017 - 6:27 pm
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 percent of the medicines used by Americans, plus numerous medical devices, are made in Puerto...
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This April 26, 2017, photo shows the Eli Lilly and Co. corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. On Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved Eli Lilly's Verzenio, a new medicine for treating adults with a common type of breast cancer that has spread. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 28, 2017 - 5:27 pm
U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine for treating a common type of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Eli Lilly's Verzenio (verr-ZEHN'ee-oh) was approved Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with what's called HR-positive, HER2-negative breast...
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