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Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

2017-08-16T19:39:59Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- 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 Americans....



Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

2017-08-16T18:04:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early - using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood....



US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

2017-08-16T14:02:36Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows....



White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month

2017-08-16T21:55:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday....



Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

2017-08-16T08:17:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Premiums for a popular type of individual health care plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers, the Congressional Budget Office says....



Colorful portraits show faces of New Hampshire drug crisis

2017-08-16T04:27:27Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- At the New Hampshire State Library's latest art exhibit, the bright smiles and bold colors of the canvases belied the broken hearts of those who attended its opening reception....



Researchers to study chemical contamination of US waters

2017-08-15T18:46:27Z

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide....



South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

2017-08-15T17:32:52Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state's top prosecutor suing the maker of OxyContin....



New life for Medicaid after GOP's health care debacle

2017-08-14T16:26:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It may not equal Social Security and Medicare as a "third rail" program that politicians touch at their own risk, yet Medicaid seems to have gotten stronger after the Republican failure to pass health care legislation....



Police try out new database for documenting opioid overdoses

2017-08-14T14:25:27Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Police in Massachusetts are testing a new database for documenting opioid overdoses they hope will help departments share information in real time and get people into treatment....