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FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, file photo shows the ingredients label for soy milk at a grocery store in New York. On Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it wants to remove a health claim about the heart benefits of soy from cartons of soy milk, tofu and other foods, saying the latest scientific evidence no longer shows a clear connection. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
October 30, 2017 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators want to remove a health claim about the heart benefits of soy from cartons of soy milk, tofu and other foods, saying the latest scientific evidence no longer shows a clear connection. Monday's announcement by the Food and Drug Administration marks the first time...
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Elizabeth Stone, 29, in her mother's house in Annandale , Va., Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Stone was diagnosed with lymphoma in her mid-20s, and with treatment has kept the cancer in check for five years. She doesn't qualify for subsidized premiums, but without the ACA she questions if any insurer would have covered her. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
October 30, 2017 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn't making it easy — cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. Many people already faced fewer choices and...
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October 29, 2017 - 12:00 am
It will be a tale of 2 countries as open enrollment begins Nursing homes struggled with choice to evacuate in hurricane Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past Mom jailed for not vaccinating son doesn't want future shots Trump administration proposes health law benefit changes...
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FILE - In this 1989 file photo, a razor blade is used to divide the contents of a five-dollar vile of crack, a smokable, purified form of cocaine, at a crack house in the South Bronx section of New York. In the 20th century, abuse outbreaks of cocaine, heroin, and other drugs like methamphetamine, would emerge and then fall back. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 28, 2017 - 11:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — While declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, President Donald Trump said: "Nobody has seen anything like what's going on now." He was right, and he was wrong. Yes, this is the most widespread and deadly drug crisis in the nation's history. But there...
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October 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past Mom jailed for not vaccinating son doesn't want future shots Trump administration proposes health law benefit changes Fentanyl in more than half of opioid deaths in 10 states Trump calls for liberation from 'scourge' of drug addiction AP...
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Billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics John Kapoor leaves U.S. District Court after being arrested earlier Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. Kapoor and other defendants in the fraud and racketeering case are accused of offering bribes to doctors to write large numbers of prescriptions for a fentanyl-based pain medication meant only for cancer patients with severe pain. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
October 27, 2017 - 8:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A new mouth spray that delivered the powerful painkiller fentanyl to end-stage cancer patients wasn't selling as well as anticipated. So drug company executives moved quickly to make its production worthwhile. U.S. court records in the case against an immigrant billionaire who is one...
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October 27, 2017 - 6:25 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Advocates and doctors in opioid-ravaged Kentucky urged President Donald Trump's acting chief health official to spend more money on fighting the drug epidemic one day after he signed an order declaring the crisis a national public health emergency. Acting Health and Human...
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October 27, 2017 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday proposed new health insurance regulations that could affect basic benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, but not for a couple of years. Loosening "Obamacare" benefit requirements was a major sticking point for congressional Republicans in...
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October 27, 2017 - 5:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday said the Flint City Council again has failed to come up with a long-term water source and may be pushing the troubled community toward bankruptcy. In a sweeping decision, U.S. District Judge David Lawson said the council's proposed two-year extension with the Great...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 27, 2017 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump has pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump's...
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