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President Donald Trump signs an executive order after delivering remarks on healthcare at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Trump's $200 prescription cards won't hit mailboxes just yet

Sep. 26, 2020 12:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re on Medicare, don’t run to the mailbox looking for a $200 prescription drug card courtesy of President Donald Trump. Government officials said Friday that key details of Trump's election-year giveaway still have to be fleshed out, including the exact timing and how...

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on healthcare at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump promotes health care 'vision' but gaps remain

Sep. 24, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump on Thursday launched what aides termed a “vision” for health care heavy on unfulfilled aspirations. “This is affirmed, signed, and done, so we can put that...

In this April 5, 2017, photo, Regina Barzilay, a professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, poses at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. The world's biggest AI society awarded Barzilay its top prize on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. MIT said Barzilay is a breast cancer survivor whose 2014 diagnosis led her to shift her machine-learning work to creating systems for drug development and early cancer diagnosis. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP)

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

Sep. 23, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. The world's biggest AI society awarded its top prize Wednesday to Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT's...

Black Hills State student takes on leukemia, pandemic

Sep. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — For Brett Lamb, the fight against leukemia rages on. Lamb, a football player at Black Hills State University, saw his world turned upside down in early July 2019, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic (or lymphoblastic) leukemia in the bone marrow, where blood cells are made....

FILE - In this July 6, 2020 file photo, a health care worker administers a COVID-19 test at a site sponsored by Community Heath of South Florida at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center in Homestead, Fla.   A drug company says on Friday, Sept. 18,  that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled minorities.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

Sep. 18, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks. Switzerland-based Roche reported the results for tocilizumab, sold now as...

Drug agents make large fentanyl seizure in Minot

Sep. 17, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A drug task force says it's taken more than 5,000 fentanyl pills off the streets in the largest seizure of its type in the Minot area. The Ward County Narcotics Task Force says the fentanyl has a street value of $350,000. A 25-year-old Minot man has been arrested in the case. Drug...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

FILE - In this May 2020 photo provided by Eli Lilly, a researcher tests possible COVID-19 antibodies in a laboratory in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, Lilly said that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug in mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients give hints that the drug may help keep them from needing to be hospitalized. But the results have not been published or reviewed by independent scientists. (David Morrison/Eli Lilly via AP)

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

Sep. 16, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet. Eli Lilly announced the results Wednesday in a press release, but...

This Feb. 25, 2013 photo shows the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh. Four inmates on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 sued Allegheny County jail and mental health officials, alleging the in Pennsylvania facility offers inadequate treatment and medication for inmates with mental health disabilities and often punishes them with extended solitary confinement or excessive force. (Philip G. Pavely/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Lawsuit: Pennsylvania county jail punishes mentally ill

Sep. 15, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

Five inmates on Tuesday sued Allegheny County jail and mental health officials, alleging the in Pennsylvania facility offers inadequate treatment and medication for inmates with mental health disabilities and often punishes them with extended solitary confinement or excessive force. Lawyers with the Abolitionist...

FILE - The Eli Lilly corporate headquarters is pictured April 26, 2017, in Indianapolis. A drug company says that adding an anti-inflammatory medicine to a drug already widely used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients shortens their time to recovery by an additional day. Eli Lilly announced the results Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time

Sep. 14, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

A drug company says that adding an anti-inflammatory medicine to a drug already widely used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients shortens their time to recovery by an additional day. Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...