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Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans and the White House sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans insisted on Tuesday they were not ready to give up on their years-long quest....

Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers....

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future....




FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema....

Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, days after the collapse of GOP leaders' repeal effort in Washington....

APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state, officials said Tuesday....

Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the virus were found in the city's sewage system....

Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need....

New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'
ATLANTA (AP) -- Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that "ObamaCare will explode."...

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades
As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year....