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West Virginians head to Canada to find affordable insulin

West Virginians head to Canada to find affordable insulin

A group of West Virginians have gone to Canada to find affordable insulin.

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place

The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions.

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says

New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function.

Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years

Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years

Malaysia has began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years.

Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story

Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story

Tufts University is ending its relationship with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin Purdue Pharma.

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related illnesses have, for the first time, listed the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations.

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

Researchers say careless cellphone use can lead to facial cuts, bruises and fractures.

US report: Prescription drug prices down slightly last year

US report: Prescription drug prices down slightly last year

A government report says prices for prescription drugs edged down 1% last year, driven by declines for generics and slow growth for brand-name medications.

Senators urge Medicare to allow seniors a drug plan do-over

Senators urge Medicare to allow seniors a drug plan do-over

Leading senators are urging Medicare to allow seniors concerned about their drug plan pick for next year to switch if they believe they received inaccurate information.

Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy.

Experts split sharply over experimental Alzheimer’s drug

Experts split sharply over experimental Alzheimer’s drug

A company that claims it has the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing more results to help explain why one study of it succeeded and another failed.

Bipartisan Medicare drug bill gets makeover to lower copays

Bipartisan Medicare drug bill gets makeover to lower copays

A bipartisan Senate bill to curb prescription drug costs for Medicare enrollees is getting a makeover that would lower copays and make it easier for seniors to budget.

Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find

Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find

A study found that the drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Pelosi sets Medicare showdown on drug costs and new benefits

Pelosi sets Medicare showdown on drug costs and new benefits

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate prices for costly prescription drugs.

Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California

Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California

Authorities say a flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people in Southern California.

Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile

Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile

The vaccine alliance GAVI announced it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, in a move health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control.

Health program offers free HIV prevention drug to uninsured

Health program offers free HIV prevention drug to uninsured

The government has launched a program to provide a daily HIV prevention drug for free to people who need the protection but have no insurance to pay for it.

Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO

Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO

The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will consider whether the company's CEO should get a bonus equal to half his $2.

EPA rejects ban on poison bombs against cattle predators

EPA rejects ban on poison bombs against cattle predators

The Trump administration says it will allow trappers to continue using controversial sodium cyanide bombs to kill coyotes and other livestock predators.

Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemic

Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemic

Samoa’s main streets are eerily quiet as the government steps up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people.

Abortion bill suggests doctors reimplant ectopic pregnancies

Abortion bill suggests doctors reimplant ectopic pregnancies

An Ohio proposal aimed at outlawing abortions would present some doctors with a choice of facing potential criminal prosecution or attempting a procedure considered medically impossible: the reimplantation of an ectopic pregnancy.

African swine fever kills more than 20 wild boar in Poland

African swine fever kills more than 20 wild boar in Poland

Poland’s agriculture minister says that 21 cases of wild boar fallen due to the African swine fever have been found in western Poland, close to the German border.

Minnesota sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth vaping rise

Minnesota sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth vaping rise

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is suing Juul Labs.

Rapper T.I.’s remarks spark NY bill to end virginity tests

Rapper T.I.’s remarks spark NY bill to end virginity tests

A New York lawmaker wants to ban virginity tests in response to the controversial remarks made recently by the rapper T.

Senate panel backs Trump's pick to run FDA

Senate panel backs Trump's pick to run FDA

Senate lawmakers are advancing the nomination of President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration.