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Judge dismisses pharmacies' lawsuit against physicians

Apr. 1, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy companies to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to physicians and practitioners in the two Ohio counties suing them, alleging they created a public nuisance. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster ruled Tuesday that...

A city worker places cones to block a beach entrance along the Myrtle Beach boardwalk, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Myrtle Beach Public Works crews were closing down public beach access points following South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's order to close access to beaches and public waterways amid the coronavirus threat. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Gov orders non-essential SC businesses closed amid outbreak

Mar. 31, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in South Carolina, his latest in a stair-step escalation of measures aimed at quelling the new coronavirus outbreak. The order, announced by the governor during a news conference on Tuesday, takes effect Wednesday...

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, walk as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort takes off from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: WHO warns `far from over' in Asia and Pacific

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — WHO warns COVID-19 epidemics “far from over”...

10 new COVID-19 cases in South Dakota bring total to 68

Mar. 28, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Department of Health officials on Saturday confirmed 10 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the total number in the state to 68. The update included three positive tests from both Minnehaha County and Lincoln County. Minnehaha is the state's most populous county and...

Former pharmacy co-owner pleads guilty in fraud scheme

Mar. 28, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The former co-owner of an Alabama pharmacy has pleaded guilty in what prosecutors describe as a scheme involving improper billing for medication, authorities said. Jeffrey Black, 55, of Destin, Florida, pleaded guilty Friday to multiple felony counts, according to a statement from...

Law to protect small pharmacies on the books in Maine

Mar. 27, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A new law in Maine is designed to protect small pharmacies from unexpected charges from insurance companies. The proposal, called “Act Act To Prohibit Health Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies,” was signed into...

Tribune Hearts were everywhere on the Kennelly home and many other doors and windows in the Bismarck Mandan area Monday, March 24, 2020as a grassroots group called #aworldofhearts sweeping the nation in response to the COVID-19 sheltering happening in many cities across the country. Showing their heart covered front door are from left Maria, 8, Evelyn, 5, Frannie, 7, and Jack, 3.

North Dakota to double COVID-19 tests after 9 new positives

Mar. 25, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Wednesday the state will double the amount of COVID-19 tests in the coming days, a promise he delivered after one-fifth of the total positive tests were confirmed in the last 24 hours. State officials reported nine positive tests from Tuesday afternoon...

The Latest: Pakistan suspending domestic flights

Mar. 25, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 108,000 people have recovered so...

A billboard on the Paramount Theatre offers support to passers-by to observe social distancing, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Boston. Social distancing is observed by keeping a distance from others out of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Baker orders nonessential businesses closed; 4 more deaths

Mar. 23, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker ordered all nonessential businesses to close by Tuesday afternoon and remain closed until at least April 7 in an effort to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus. The Republican governor also said Monday the state Department of Health has issued a...

Gov: Primary postponed; plane travelers must self-quarantine

Mar. 23, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

Rhode Island is the latest state to move its presidential primary in response to the new coronavirus. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday the state will push the April 28 election to June 2. Rhode Island joins Connecticut, Maryland, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Ohio in postponing their April 28 primary. The...