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Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 05:17 AM CDT

Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs

Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs

Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices. The new company, Civica Rx, plans to start with 14 widely used hospital drugs long in...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 08:10 PM CDT

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act

Several Democratic senators have claimed that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s history shows he would be a danger on the court to the Affordable Care Act. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Aug. 28 on the...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 02:26 PM CDT

Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 06:11 PM CDT

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends flu shots for children of all ages, citing higher effectiveness of the shot versus nasal spray. But for children who refuse needles, FluMist nasal spray is...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 04:36 PM CDT

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Another 30 people have been reported sick due to an outbreak of salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal, and federal health officials said Tuesday that some stores are still selling the recalled product, NBC...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 09:30 AM CDT

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan to roll back Obama-era pollution...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 03:45 AM CDT

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Despite anecdotal and historical accounts of pot’s painkilling properties, scientific evidence that it works better than traditional painkillers is hard to come by. But Dr. Jeffrey Chen, director of UCLA's...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 05:35 PM CDT

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

More than 10 percent of U.S. kids have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), up from 6 percent 20 years ago, researchers reported Friday. It’s not clear why, but it’s startling,...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 04:39 PM CDT

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for young children in car seats: They should remain rear-facing until they reach the maximum height and weight allowed by the car seat manufacturer. The...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 11:05 AM CDT

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency has launched a "major operation to investigate and address" the "troubling" finding of a cancer-causing agent that may be contaminating a growing...

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