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US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids

Oct. 19, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health regulators on Tuesday unveiled their proposal to allow Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription, a long-awaited move intended to make the devices more accessible to millions of people with hearing problems. The Food and Drug...

Trial against pharmacy chains' opioid sales begins

Oct. 05, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Retail pharmacy chains contributed to a deadly and expensive public nuisance in two Ohio counties where the opioid crisis continues to rage, an attorney for the counties said in an opening statement Monday in federal court in Cleveland. It was the first...

Attorneys: Pharmacy companies blameless for opioid crisis

Oct. 05, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There is no evidence that retail pharmacy chains contributed to the opioid crisis that is raging in two Ohio counties outside Cleveland, attorneys for three of the companies said during opening statements on Tuesday. Lake and Trumbull counties have sued...

Pharmacies face 1st trial over role in opioid crisis

Oct. 02, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — So many prescription painkillers were dispensed in Lake County, Ohio, between 2012 and 2016 that the amount equaled 265 pills for every resident. Just to the south, the flood of prescription opioids during the same period equated to 400 pills for every resident of Trumbull...

Maine's vaccine mandate for health care workers in effect

Oct. 01, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The governor’s mandate for health care workers to be vaccinated went into effect on Friday, but it won’t be enforced right away. The state has said it will not not start enforcing the rule until Oct. 29 to give more time to workers to get...

Cherokee Nation reaches $75M settlement with drug companies

Sep. 28, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation and three opioid distributors reached a $75 million settlement to resolve opioid-related claims against the companies, the tribe and the companies announced Tuesday. The Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based tribe announced the settlement,...

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

Sep. 25, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. How much the manufacturers stand to gain depends on how big the rollout proves to be. ...

Salesforce.com, Darden rise; Steelcase, Rite Aid fall

Sep. 23, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: H.B. Fuller Co., up $4.76 to $65.19. The adhesives company beat Wall Street's fiscal third-quarter revenue forecasts. Steelcase Inc., down 65...

San Francisco pledges to crack down on retail shoplifting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor and police chief of San Francisco announced Wednesday they'll dedicate more police, beef up coordination and make it easier to report shoplifters in an attempt to crack down on brazen commercial thieving that has added to the city's reputation as soft on...

Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find

Sep. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country. But the tests have already...