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Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Geoff Mulvihill | Jan 16
A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition."

5 Reasons Holistic Dentistry is Gaining Popularity

5 Reasons Holistic Dentistry is Gaining Popularity

Jan 16
For a growing number of patients, a trip to the dentist isn't what it used to be — and that's how they want it.

12 Tips for a Healthy 2019

12 Tips for a Healthy 2019

Jan 15
The authors of "Whats Your Season? Healing Principles and Recipes for Your Body Type" offer a fresh approach to optimize your health

Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

By Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting | Jan 14
A recent study out of Oregon suggests emergency medical responders — EMTs and paramedics — may be treating minority patients differently from the way they treat white patients.

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules in 13 States

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules in 13 States

By Sudhin Thanawala | Jan 14
A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.

Surgeons Fear Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Will Spook Patients

Surgeons Fear Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Will Spook Patients

By Gene Johnson | Jan 12
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options.

Bud Light Debuts Bigger Nutrition Labels

Bud Light Debuts Bigger Nutrition Labels

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 12
Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.

Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe's Health System Collapses

Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe's Health System Collapses

By Farai Mutsaka | Jan 12
A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect.

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take A Real Measure of Pain

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take A Real Measure of Pain

By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 11
The National Institutes of Health is pushing for development of what its director, Dr. Francis Collins, has called a "pain-o-meter." Spurred by the opioid crisis, the goal isn't just to signal how much pain someone's in.

Experimental App Might Spot Drug Overdoses in Time to Help

Experimental App Might Spot Drug Overdoses in Time to Help

By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 11
Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops.

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