US measles count nears 1,000, surpassing 25-year-old record

U.S. 05/30/19, 13:52

This year's U.S. measles epidemic just surpassed a 25-year-old record, and experts say it's not clear when the wave of illnesses will stop.U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 971 cases so far this year. That eclipses the 963 measles illnesses ...

New Mexico little league park plagued by hypodermic needles

Baseball 05/19/19, 10:49

A New Mexico little league park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's outgoing opioid epidemic.Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque is racing to clean up syringes littering ...

Maker of OxyContin gets hit with another state lawsuit

U.S. 05/14/19, 13:44

Pennsylvania's state attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic, making it at least the 39th state to make such a claim against Purdue Pharma.Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the lawsuit ...

Update: Trump says he won’t stop fighting opioid crisis

Health 04/24/19, 13:19

The Latest on the opioid epidemic (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation's opioid crisis. He says "nothing is going to stop" him from wiping it out. President Donald ...

Family behind OxyContin calls opioid suit false, misleading

Business 04/02/19, 14:15

Massachusetts authorities created a false picture of the Sackler family's role in promoting OxyContin, the Sacklers said Tuesday in their first court response to allegations that individual family members — not just their company, Purdue Pharma — helped fuel the ...

Oklahoma’s top court hearing request to delay opioid lawsuit

U.S. 03/20/19, 11:18

Drugmakers are trying to persuade Oklahoma's top court to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid epidemic. The Oklahoma Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday, a week after rejecting drugmakers' request to immediately postpone the ...

Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play ‘epidemic’

Golf 03/15/19, 19:45

Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic.McIlroy and playing partners Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar waited on nearly every tee box and in nearly every fairway during the second round at The Players Championship ...

Political feud complicates Kentucky’s fight against opioids

U.S. 03/06/19, 12:21

A political feud between Kentucky's top elected officials is complicating the state's effort to hold drug companies accountable for their part in the opioid epidemic.That fight is reflected in a lawsuit that comes before Kentucky's Supreme Court this week.Democratic Attorney ...

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

Africa 01/31/19, 08:14

Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation.The 56-year-old family doctor from Massachusetts was among a handful of Americans treated ...

The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

U.S. 01/16/19, 14:08

The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted ...

Drugmakers seek sanctions over ’60 Minutes’ comments

U.S. 01/06/19, 14:08

Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid epidemic have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction the man who is Ohio's attorney general and governor-elect, along with two other lawyers, for statements they made in recent television ...

Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

World 12/07/18, 04:12

The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.Butembo, ...

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