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Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role

Jul. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county. The newly released federal data is shocking even to people who live here in Jackson County, where nearly everyone seems to...

UNLV: Rebels assistant Cotton waiting for heart transplant

Jul. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV offensive coordinator Barney Cotton is awaiting a heart transplant and will not coach on the field this season. Rebels coach Tony Sanchez said Thursday in a news release from the school that the 62-year-old Cotton is in Omaha, Nebraska, and on a waiting list to receive a heart. Cotton...

EPA defends pesticide linked to brain damage in children

Jul. 18, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is rejecting legal challenges by environmental groups seeking a ban of a pesticide linked to brain damage in children. The EPA's defense Thursday comes in response to an environmental group's federal court fight to force the agency to ban the pesticide...

Haynesworth thanks new 'family' of potential kidney donors

Jul. 18, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has recovered enough to receive treatment outside a hospital as his search for a new kidney continues. The 38-year-old Haynesworth posted an update Thursday on Instagram of his first dialysis treatment outside the...

Reds place 2 more catchers on the injured list

Jul. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are down to their fourth and fifth catchers after placing two more on the injured list on Thursday. Curt Casali went on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain that manager David Bell said could keep him out for as long as a month. Casali is expected to spend...

Oklahoma County seeking lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Jul. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County has joined over 50 other cities and counties in the state to prosecute drug companies for damages caused by the opioid epidemic. All three county commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a contract with the Fulmer Sill law firm to sue opioid manufacturers, The Oklahoman...

Drug company, 4 people indicted in US painkiller probe

Jul. 18, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A wholesale drug distributor linked to the flood of opioids into Appalachia and two of its former executives were charged with conspiring to illegally distribute millions of painkiller pills, federal authorities said Thursday. The former executives of Ohio-based Miami-Luken — the...

Heat wave forecast prompts Chicago public housing checks

Jul. 18, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

Public housing officials in Chicago were planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels as part of a wave of sweltering weather covering a substantial portion of the U.S. Routine checks also will be done to make sure the temperature in housing units are...

Florida can require licenses for dietary advice, court rules

Jul. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

Florida can limit who gets to give dietary advice, a federal court ruled. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by a health coach who was fined for practicing without a dietary license. Heather Del Castillo had argued Florida's law violated her First Amendment right to free speech, noting dietary advice is...

Julia Bueno writes about miscarriage in 'Brink of Being'

Jul. 18, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

"The Brink of Being: Talking about Miscarriage" (Penguin Books), by Julia Bueno Miscarriage was historically an overlooked experience, but a new book hopes to bring it to the forefront of our cultural discussions. Written by British psychotherapist Julia Bueno, whose specialty is pregnancy loss, comes "The Brink...