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Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Jul. 16, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part of a far-reaching opioids case, shows...

The Latest: Data shows spread of 76 billion opioid pills

Jul. 16, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on opioid data allowed to be made public by judge (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Newly public federal data shows how drug companies increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as a national addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data reported Tuesday by...

As Cron, Rosario return, Twins put Buxton on concussion list

Jul. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest improbable catch by Byron Buxton caused a face-first crash into the grass, another painful highlight-reel grab for the Minnesota center fielder . Unlike the all-out defense that Buxton normally puts on display, the Twins were more than willing to play it safe with this injury....

Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

Jul. 16, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options. "We are not going to...

Correction: Uganda Nonprofit-Lawsuit story

Jul. 16, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — In a story July 15 about a lawsuit filed against a nonprofit, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a Ugandan court accused the defendant. The court has not issued a ruling. A corrected version of the story is below: Ugandan court to hear lawsuit saying Virginia woman ran...

Bayer moving 500 jobs from North Carolina to St. Louis

Jul. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG is closing its crop science division headquarters in North Carolina and moving 500 jobs to the St. Louis area, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and a company executive announced Tuesday. Lisa Safarian, Bayer's commercial operations-North America...

New York raises statewide smoking age to 21

Jul. 16, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by the state's governor. The change, which takes effect in 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a...

The Latest: Planned Parenthood won't comply with Trump rule

Jul. 16, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's family planning rule (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Planned Parenthood says it won't comply with a Trump administration rule that bars taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions. Jacqueline Ayers, the organization's...

New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Jul. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that...

Roach, Jackson praise boxing training to fight Parkinson's

Jul. 16, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

Fight trainer Freddie Roach and the Rev. Jesse Jackson — a recent convert to boxing training — talk about how their sessions together have helped both men offset some of the devastating effects of Parkinson's disease. "When he got here, he could barely climb the steps to the ring," Roach tells hosts...