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Editorial Roundup: United States

Dec. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 5 The Washington Post on microchips, the U.S. and the future When President Biden visits a microchip factory under construction in Arizona, it might look like a political victory lap:...

New Zealand court rules against anti-vax parents of ill baby

Dec. 07, 2022 04:59 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand court temporarily took away medical custody of a baby from his parents on Wednesday after they refused blood transfusions for him unless the blood came from donors who were unvaccinated against COVID-19. The court's ruling in favor of...

Speedier drug approvals hit slowdown as FDA faces scrutiny

Dec. 07, 2022 00:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expedited drug approvals slowed this year as the Food and Drug Administration's controversial accelerated pathway came under new scrutiny from Congress, government watchdogs and some of the agency’s own leaders. With less than a month remaining in the year, the...

Hawaii's new Gov. Green aims to end tax on food, medication

Dec. 05, 2022 21:17 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Josh Green took the oath of office on Monday and immediately vowed to address homelessness and housing, and ask the Legislature to help eliminate the state's tax on food and medication. Green said in his inaugural address that he wanted to get rid of...

Memphis hospital: Halt to trans procedures is temporary

Dec. 05, 2022 15:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis hospital says it has paused, not stopped, its gender-affirming services in response to possible legal action by civil rights advocates who argue the hospital's move is illegal and discriminatory. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union of...

Ala. Medicaid to end sobriety mandate on hepatitis treatment

Dec. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Alabama's Medicaid program to end a sobriety requirement for treatment of people with Hepatitis C. Federal officials said Alabama agreed to end a a “blanket...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 05, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. December 3, 2022. Editorial: Abbott’s big flip-flop on fentanyl could save lives Decriminalizing the potentially life-saving strips is needed but why did it take so long? For too long, many believed that fentanyl wasn’t a Texas...

Pelé's family: COVID caused infection, death not imminent

Dec. 04, 2022 22:01 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two daughters and one grandson of Brazilian soccer great Pelé said the three-time World Cup winner has been hospitalized since Tuesday to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. They added that the 82-year-old is under no imminent risk of death. Kely...

FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-get hearing aids

Dec. 04, 2022 09:09 AM EST

It's now a lot easier — and cheaper — for many hard-of-hearing Americans to get help. Hearing aids can now be sold without a prescription from a specialist. Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids started hitting the market in October at prices that can be thousands of dollars...

Pelé responding well to treatment for respiratory infection

Dec. 03, 2022 16:18 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health condition has not worsened over the latest 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital said Saturday. The 82-year-old Pelé has been at the hospital since Tuesday. ...