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The Latest: Schools reopen in Mexico's Campeche state

Apr. 19, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — For the first time in a year, Mexican school children have returned to classrooms — at least in the southern state of Campeche. The Gulf coast state has been the state least affected by the pandemic in Mexico, and it was the first to get its teachers...

Walgreens pharmacy distributes saline, not vaccine, to 22

Apr. 19, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Walgreens pharmacy in a North Carolina town gave a small number of people an injection of saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine last month, the company said Monday. Erin Loverher, a Walgreens spokesperson, said 22 people at one location were...

AP sources: Tool behind crackdown on opioids could expire

Apr. 15, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has been slow-walking its work on the extension of a legislative order that would keep in place a sweeping tool that's helped federal agents crack down on drugs chemically similar to fentanyl, three people familiar with the matter told The...

Missouri House backs easing access to HIV prevention drugs

Apr. 13, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill that would make it easier to obtain drugs to prevent HIV infection won easy approval in the Missouri House. The proposal, sponsored by Rep. Phil Christofanelli, a Republican from St. Peters, would allow people to go to pharmacies to...

Florida governor rebuts vaccine 'pay-to-play' report on CBS

Apr. 07, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back aggressively Tuesday against a “60 Minutes” report that suggested he initially made a deal to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in a South Florida county at Publix Super Markets pharmacies because the company made a donation to his...

The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 4 new virus deaths

Apr. 03, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 18 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. The pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation that includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah increased to 30,164 cases and 1,257 deaths. ...

Nevada regulators tie casino capacity to worker vaccinations

Apr. 03, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators say casinos seeking the state's OK to raise the current gambling floor occupancy limit above 50% must take steps to encourage their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission on Friday...

The Latest: FDA authorizes 2 changes to Moderna’s vaccine

Apr. 01, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized two changes to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine that can provide extra doses from each vial. The agency said late Thursday it approved new vials from Moderna that can contain up to 15 doses each, compared with...

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts to get coronavirus vaccine Saturday

Apr. 01, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will get his first coronavirus vaccination shot on Saturday at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. The 56-year-old governor had previously signed up for the vaccine online, and was notified earlier this week that he was eligible for an...

As vaccinations open up, more pharmacies to give the shot

Mar. 31, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 100 additional pharmacies throughout Connecticut will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines over the next several days, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday. The expansion comes as the final group of adults in the state will become eligible...