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Utah launches campaign to fight opioid abuse, overdoses
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah pharmacists will start putting red stickers on bottles of opioids that warn patients about the risk of overdose and addiction as part of a new awareness campaign to combat painkiller abuses and deaths....

Spike in mentally ill LA jail inmates leads to new policies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world's largest jail complexes....

AP Explains: Can chronic meth use lead to psychosis?

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Over the past seven years, Los Angeles jail officials have seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of mentally ill inmates, a rise the sheriff attributes to methamphetamine use....




GOP health plan for pre-existing conditions spawns worries
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns....

Diners may have to wait longer for restaurant calorie counts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers hoping to find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait - again....

Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS
NEW YORK (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services....

FDA approves 1st targeted drug for certain leukemia patients
U.S. regulators Friday approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia....

US facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder time getting it....

11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus....

UK jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries
LONDON (AP) -- A prominent breast surgeon whose victims accused him of playing God with their lives faces a life sentence after a jury convicted him Friday of carrying out unnecessary operations that maimed some of his victims for life....

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