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FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has issued new warnings about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with antidepressants and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity....

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn't do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged....

Lawsuit challenges law that only doctors perform abortions
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that challenges a Maine restriction common across most of the U.S. that abortions be performed solely by physicians....





Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans....

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care
Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for the host....

Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear....

EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An AP review finds a trail of payments from the chemical industry, lobbyists and others to the man nominated to oversee chemical safety at the EPA....

Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year....

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide....

GOP senator defends health bill against Kimmel's attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Bill Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it, heightening the tension around the last-ditch GOP effort to make good on years of promises to repeal "Obamacare."...