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Mexico raids and closes 31 pharmacies in Ensenada that were selling fentanyl-laced pills

Dec. 08, 2023 18:00 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Friday they have raided and closed 31 pharmacies in Baja California’s coastal city of Ensenada, after they were detected selling fake or fentanyl-laced pills. Marines and health inspection authorities seized 4,681 boxes of medications...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Dec. 06, 2023 07:33 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. December 5, 2023. Editorial: Honor for UWEC program points to a strength for the school The recognition UWEC has earned for its Chinese program is worth noting for a couple reasons. Last week’s announcement drew attention to an...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 06, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 4, 2023. Editorial: Mend cracks in defense against measles A new report shows cases and deaths rose worldwide as vaccination coverage declined. Minnesota legislators should end nonmedical exemptions. One of the...

Vermont day care provider convicted of causing infant's death with doses of antihistamine

Dec. 02, 2023 15:54 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A child care provider accused of sedating an infant with an antihistamine was convicted of manslaughter, and faces up to 25 years in prison when she's sentenced. A jury on Friday convicted of Stacey Vaillancourt of manslaughter and child cruelty in the 2019...

Pfizer nixes more study of twice-daily obesity pill treatment that made many patients nauseous

Dec. 01, 2023 11:14 AM EST

Pfizer shares sank Friday when the drugmaker said it would abandon a twice-daily obesity treatment after more than half the patients in a clinical trial stopped taking it. The pharmaceutical company said it will focus instead on a once-daily version of the pill, danuglipron, instead...

New York punished 2,000 prisoners over false positive drug tests, report finds

Nov. 30, 2023 14:44 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s prison system unfairly punished more than 2,000 prisoners after tests of suspected contraband substances falsely tested positive for drugs, according to a report released Thursday. In hundreds of cases, the prisoners had committed no offense, but the flawed...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Nov. 30, 2023 07:15 AM EST

The Advocate. November 29, 2023. Editorial: Louisiana leading the way for once. Can U.S. follow the model? Louisiana is hardly leading the nation in an arena of vital importance to every human, health care. But a Louisiana innovation is now being pushed by the White...

South African company to start making vaginal rings that protect against HIV

Nov. 29, 2023 20:46 PM EST

A South African company will make vaginal rings that protect against HIV, which AIDS experts say should eventually make them cheaper and more readily available. The Population Council announced Thursday that Kiara Health of Johannesburg will start making the silicone rings in the...

Pope Francis is still having trouble breathing due to lung inflammation, Vatican says

Nov. 29, 2023 13:34 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is still having trouble breathing as a result of a lung inflammation that forced him to cancel his scheduled address at the U.N. climate conference in Dubai and to delegate the reading of his weekly catechesis lesson and other remarks to aides, the Vatican said...

Australia apologizes for thalidomide tragedy as some survivors listen in the Parliament gallery

Nov. 28, 2023 22:01 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Survivors of the harmful morning sickness drug thalidomide were in the public gallery Wednesday when Australia’s Parliament made a national apology to them on the 62nd anniversary of the drug being withdrawn from sale in the country. Thalidomide, also...