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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at a coffee shop, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 06, 2019 - 6:08 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar's mental health plan has inspired her first Iowa endorsement. State Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines, one of Iowa's four black legislators, is the mother of a son with developmental and mental disorders. She said Klobuchar made a personal...
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Former nurse Niels Hoegel, 3rd left, accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, arrives for a session of the district court in Oldenburg, Germany, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP, Pool)
June 06, 2019 - 4:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the murder conviction of a German nurse (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A former nurse who liked to put patients into cardiac arrest because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them has been convicted of 85 counts of murder in a court in northwestern...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston. The Justice Department says opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics has agreed to pay $225 million to settle federal criminal and civil investigations. The settlement announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019 includes a five-year deferred prosecution agreement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 05, 2019 - 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve federal investigations into allegations that it paid kickbacks and used other illegal marketing tactics to sell a powerful fentanyl spray, authorities said Wednesday. The settlement stems from criminal and civil...
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June 05, 2019 - 7:36 pm
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Women living in the U.S. territory of Guam who want to get an abortion must travel outside the Pacific island because of a lack of providers, officials said. Abortions are legal in the deeply Catholic territory, but no doctors have offered the procedure since the last abortion...
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Former critical care doctor William Husel is seen Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in a photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Husel was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers. He pleaded not guilty to 25 counts of murder, and a judge set bail at $1 million. (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 7:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor was charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who, authorities say, were killed with deliberate overdoses of painkillers, many of them administered by other medical workers on his orders. In one of the biggest cases of its kind ever...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2009 file photo, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, Md. The Trump administration is ending the medical research by government scientists using human fetal tissue. Officials said Wednesday government-funded research by universities will be allowed to continue, subject to additional scrutiny. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 05, 2019 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue, overriding the advice of scientists who say it has led to lifesaving medical advances and handing abortion opponents a major victory. The Health and...
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June 05, 2019 - 6:16 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have approved legislation that would require certain sex offenders to be chemically castrated before being released on parole. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill last week and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey. Chemical castration involves taking medication...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Sen.Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks to reporters in the studio of KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. For years the federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursing homes around the country found to have serious health, safety or sanitary problems. Lawmakers say the silence calls into question the government’s commitment to families going through the difficult process of finding a nursing home for a loved one. The secrecy began to crack Monday when two U.S. senators from Pennsylvania released the government’s list. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 05, 2019 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a turnabout, the government said Wednesday it will start posting a list of some 400 troubled nursing homes , days after senators released the "secret" document along with a report questioning oversight of poor-quality facilities. Dr. Kate Goodrich, chief medical officer with...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, federal health officials updated the U.S. measles case count, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 05, 2019 - 5:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say this year's U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It's already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Wednesday, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. Most are...
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In this Friday, May 24, 2019 photo a vendor bags psilocybin mushrooms at a cannabis marketplace in Los Angeles. Oakland City Council will vote Tuesday, June 4, 2019, to decriminalize the possession and use of entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants and fungi. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
June 05, 2019 - 1:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of people shared how psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use...
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