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Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 10:27 PM EDT

Opioid Maker Purdue to File for Bankruptcy: Email

Opioid Maker Purdue to File for Bankruptcy: Email

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks over the nation's deadly overdose crisis hit an impasse, attorneys general involved in the talks said Saturday. The...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 06:53 PM EDT

EEE's Dangers All Too Real for NH Family of Woman Who Died in 2005

EEE's Dangers All Too Real for NH Family of Woman Who Died in 2005

With the threat of the mosquito-borne virus EEE on the rise in communities across New England — two more human cases were announced in Massachusetts Friday — one family is sharing their story about just how real...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 06:36 PM EDT

New Low-Cost Epinephrine Options Available

New Low-Cost Epinephrine Options Available

There's an shortage of EpiPens right now but for those who are in dire need of them, generic brands may be easier to get.

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 11:34 PM EDT

EEE: Girl, 5, in Critical Condition as 2 More Test Positive

EEE: Girl, 5, in Critical Condition as 2 More Test Positive

A 5-year-old girl in Sudbury, Massachusetts, is in critical condition after testing positive for eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, town officials said Friday, after state health officials announced two...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 02:56 PM EDT

After 3rd Vaping-Related Death, CDC Warns Against E-Cig Use

After 3rd Vaping-Related Death, CDC Warns Against E-Cig Use

Indiana health officials say they've confirmed that a resident died from severe lung injury linked to vaping, as U.S. health officials once again urged people to stop vaping as they investigate. The death...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 07:41 PM EDT

14K Needles Per Week Found in Boston, Health Officials Say

14K Needles Per Week Found in Boston, Health Officials Say

Boston workers pick up 14,000 hypodermic needles each week, a staggering number that underscores the seriousness of the city's opioid epidemic. That number, which equates to 728,000 per year, includes syringes...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 05:51 PM EDT

EEE Confirmed in 5th Person in Massachusetts This Year

EEE Confirmed in 5th Person in Massachusetts This Year

A fifth person has been confirmed to have the rare and potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus in Massachusetts this summer, state health officials said Thursday. The person is from...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 04:25 PM EDT

Vitamin E Now a Focus of Probe Into Some Vaping Illnesses

Vitamin E Now a Focus of Probe Into Some Vaping Illnesses

Health officials in New York say vitamin E acetate is now a focus of their investigation into vaping-related respiratory illnesses that have sickened 34 people in that state, NBC News reported. There have been...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 03:50 PM EDT

Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Immigrant Medical Care

Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Immigrant Medical Care

Civil rights groups are suing President Donald Trump's administration over its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to remain in the country for medical treatment and other hardships....

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 01:10 PM EDT

4th Case of EEE, 1st Case of West Nile Detected in RI

4th Case of EEE, 1st Case of West Nile Detected in RI

Rhode Island officials have confirmed a fourth finding of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus eastern equine encephalitis and the first finding of West Nile virus. State environmental and health...

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