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San Diego man gets 13 years in teen's fentanyl death

Jan. 26, 2023 18:32 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who sold fentanyl-laced pills that killed a 15-year-old San Diego County boy was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in federal prison. Kaylar Junior Tawan Beltranlap, 21, of San Diego was sentenced for distributing fentanyl in the form of counterfeit oxycodone...

FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan. 26, 2023 18:09 PM EST

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus. The Food and Drug Administration asked its scientific advisers Thursday to help...

FDA declines to regulate CBD; calls on Congress for fix

Jan. 26, 2023 16:23 PM EST

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency’s current structure and called on Congress to create new rules for the massive and growing market. The marijuana-derived products...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 26, 2023 01:40 AM EST

Ashland Daily Independent. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Study could yield useful vaccine info To solve a problem, you must know the facts. Even though we sometimes poke fun at studies and research that seem to reveal the obvious, scientific study is the way to find...

New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

Jan. 25, 2023 16:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what’s expected to be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications. The lawsuits argue that limits on the drugs...

Mexico issues alert over social media tranquilizer craze

Jan. 25, 2023 16:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Mexico issued an alert Wednesday over an internet “challenge” in which groups of students at three schools in Mexico have taken tranquilizers vying to see who can stay awake longer. The Health Department called on the public to report...

South Dakota Gov. Noem threatens charges for abortion pills

Jan. 24, 2023 17:03 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, along with the state's Republican attorney general, said Tuesday the state will prosecute pharmacists who dispense abortion-inducing pills following a recent Food and Drug Administration rule change that broadens access to the pills. ...

Amazon launches a subscription prescription drug service

Jan. 24, 2023 04:51 AM EST

Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing health care business. The retail giant said Tuesday that it will launch RxPass, a subscription service for customers who have Prime memberships. Amazon said people will pay $5 a month to fill as many prescriptions...

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

Jan. 23, 2023 20:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to...

'Diamond' of pro-Trump commentary duo dies of heart disease

Jan. 23, 2023 17:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lynette Hardaway, a zealous supporter of former President Donald Trump whose death had prompted widespread speculation over its cause, died earlier this month of a heart condition, according to a death certificate obtained Monday by The Associated Press. Known...