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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:54 AM CDT

Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids

Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:21 AM CDT

Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles

Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a steep increase in fatal drug overdoses involving teenagers ages 15 - 19 since 2015 after years of decline. Deaths from fatal drug overdoses...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:13 AM CDT

Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace

Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace

An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving....

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 03:26 PM CDT

Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money: Federal Court

Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money: Federal Court

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 01:45 PM CDT

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program. The CBO report...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 01:25 PM CDT

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC. Aetna, which covers an...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 07:32 AM CDT

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate

Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 12:50 PM CDT

Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man

Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man

A man who started choking in a coffeehouse was saved by a California State University, Sacramento student who was waiting to interview for a paramedic internship. Coastal Peaks Coffee owner Mike Knight tells...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:12 AM CDT

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:16 AM CDT

5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says

5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says

At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...

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