Medication

FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 20, 2017 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his doctors are determining next treatment options even as the senator, in a tweet, promised his colleagues in Congress he'd "be back soon." McCain underwent surgery last week to have a blood clot...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, shows Johnson & Johnson Band-Aid brand bandages in Surfside, Fla. Johnson & Johnson reports financial earnings Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 18, 2017 - 1:26 pm
With a number of acquisitions and new product approvals, Johnson & Johnson looked beyond a dip in second-quarter profit and raised its outlook for the year. The health care products giant expects sales and profit growth to accelerate this year, with momentum carrying over into 2018. The company...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows hydrocodone-acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin, arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report saying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioid painkillers. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
July 13, 2017 - 2:58 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for heroin. That's the conclusion of a sweeping report Thursday from...
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July 13, 2017 - 12:25 pm
An expert panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for heroin. In a sweeping report...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:06 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said Wednesday. Kenya's government and the global health initiative Unitaid announced that the East African nation will make the generic...
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June 28, 2017 - 7:22 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials say Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV. Kenya's government and the global health initiative Unitaid announced Wednesday that the East African nation will make the generic...
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June 27, 2017 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging. Copycat pills normally are much cheaper than original brand-name drugs. But in some cases, when a generic...
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Seth Stokes
June 27, 2017 - 9:11 am
From the Greenville PD: Around 6:50 a white male and black male wearing bandanas came to an apartment door of an elderly female at Bell Roper Apartments and rang the door bell. When she opened the door, they forced themselves in while holding a handgun and pushed her out of the way. They made off...
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A man walks past the Mynt Cannabis Dispensary in downtown Reno, Nev., Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Mynt is one of at least four medical marijuana dispensaries in Reno that have received the necessary local licenses and are ready to start selling marijuana for recreational use on July 1 if the state is able to comply with a court order regarding distribution licenses. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
June 22, 2017 - 3:58 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The drug sellers aren't the problem when it comes to the highly anticipated launch of Nevada's recreational marijuana industry. It's the distributors who have muddled plans to allow people to light up July 1. A judge blocked the state's plan to license existing medical marijuana...
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Paul Wright shows a picture of himself in the hospital after a near fatal overdose in 2015, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic in Youngstown, Ohio. Republican efforts to roll back “Obamacare” are colliding with the opioid epidemic. Cutbacks would hit hard in states that are deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn the corner. The issue is Medicaid, expanded under former President Barack Obama. Data show that Medicaid expansion is paying for a large share of treatment costs in hard hit states. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
June 21, 2017 - 3:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn...
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