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Data show many companies contributed to US opioid crisis

Jul. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose deaths were accelerating. Records kept by the federal Drug...

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

Jul. 17, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted data showing nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths were reported last year. The number may go up as more...

LGBT therapy service relies on donors after partnership ends

Jul. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah therapy service is using donations to provide subsidized mental health services after parting ways with a youth LGBTQ resource center that funded the operation. About 200 clients followed their therapists after Flourish Therapy and the nonprofit Encircle split in May, The Daily...

73 apply for 24 licenses to sell medical pot in Kansas City

Jul. 17, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Most people who have applied to sell medical marijuana in the Kansas City area won't be granted licenses this year. The Kansas City Star reports that the director of Missouri's new medical marijuana program Lyndall Fraker says the Kansas City-area congressional district will get 24...

Coleman says lung cancer surgery was a success

Jul. 17, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says all visible traces of cancer have been removed from his lung during a seven-hour surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Coleman posted on his Facebook page that the cancer "was more invasive than seen in earlier scans." Coleman praised his team of...

Medication dosing errors cause 5 ODs at women's prison

Jul. 17, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prisons officials say errors by nurses at the state women's prison have caused five inmate methadone overdoses in recent months. The Department of Correction tells the Hartford Courant that none of the overdoses at the York Correctional Institution in East Lyme was fatal....

Chiropractor, prep track standout win buffalo chip toss

Jul. 17, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — A Chadron chiropractor and a former Chadron High School track standout have won top honors in the World Championship Buffalo Chip Throw contest during the 43nd annual Fur Trade Days celebration in Chadron. Station KCSR reports that 35-year-old Eric Landen won the men's title Saturday...

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Jul. 17, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part of a far-reaching opioids case, shows...

The Latest: Data shows spread of 76 billion opioid pills

Jul. 16, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on opioid data allowed to be made public by judge (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Newly public federal data shows how drug companies increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as a national addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data reported Tuesday by...

Bezuidenhout seeks Portrush 'revenge' after beta-blocker ban

Jul. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — From developing a stutter and anxiety issues after drinking rat poison as a toddler to getting banned from golf for taking beta blockers, Christiaan Bezuidenhout has overcome plenty on the way to his first major championship. It has been quite the journey to this week's...