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Opioid crisis goes global as deaths surge in Australia

Sep. 5, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

BLACK RIVER, Australia (AP) — The coroner's sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids. Coroners nationwide have long urged officials to address Australia's ballooning opioid addiction, and to create a tracking system to stop people...

Surging prescriptions, deaths: Australia faces opioid crisis

Sep. 5, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

BLACK RIVER, Australia (AP) — Half a world away from the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, Australia is facing a crisis of its own, with skyrocketing rates of opioid prescriptions and related deaths. The country has failed to heed the lessons of the U.S., and has been slow to respond to years of...

The Latest: N Carolina House rivals agree gun laws need look

Aug. 28, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a debate between the top candidates in the North Carolina special congressional election scheduled after ballot fraud voided last year's race (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The two main candidates in the country's only still-undecided congressional district are debating...

The Latest: Plan to allow drug imports will take time

Jul. 31, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to lower prescription drug prices (all times local): 6:20 p.m. It's unclear how soon consumers will see benefits from a Trump administration plan to allow Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the...

US to set up plan allowing prescription meds from Canada

Jul. 31, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it will create a way for Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the first time, reversing years of refusals by health authorities amid a public outcry over high prices for life-sustaining medications....