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FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents....
04/29/2016 02:51:33pm
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Puerto Rico reports 1st US Zika-related death amid outbreak
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory....
04/29/2016 01:52:41pm
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First widely available Zika test OK'd for emergency use
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week....
04/29/2016 02:53:19pm
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Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) -- At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank....
04/29/2016 09:38:02am
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Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat....
04/29/2016 09:22:39am
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New York governor: Give Medicaid to inmates before release
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's governor is seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid coverage to inmates who face serious health challenges immediately before they're released from prison....
04/29/2016 12:38:02pm
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Hawaii looks to allow psychologists to prescribe drugs
HONOLULU (AP) -- State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services....
04/28/2016 08:43:16pm
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Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Insurers will seek significant premium hikes under President Barack Obama's health care law this summer - stiff medicine for consumers and voters ahead of the national political conventions....
04/28/2016 12:37:26pm
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Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does it stand?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there's no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety....
04/28/2016 06:36:32am
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GAO: Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found....
04/28/2016 08:51:55pm
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