Purdue Pharma to stay in business as it pursues bankruptcy protection

A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis.  At the first court hearing since the Chapter 11 filing late Sunday, Purdue lawyers secured permission for the multibillion-dollar More...

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By admin On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Climate change and health: “Like a sunburn on your lungs”: How does the climate crisis impact health?

Washington, D.C. — The climate crisis is making people sicker — worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease. Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Hospitals are some of America’s toughest debt collectors

Some hospitals are using increasingly aggressive means to collect on unpaid bills, including garnishing patients’ wages and forcing them to sell their homes. The University of Virginia Health System filed More...

By admin On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Brain-eating amoeba kills Texas girl Lily Mae Avant after she went swimming in the Brazos River, family confirms

An elementary school student in Texas died after contacting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a local lake, her family confirmed.  CBS News affiliate KWTX reoprts that 10-year-old Lily Mae Avant died More...

By admin On Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Medicare fraud: Genetic testing scam preys on seniors’ cancer fears and may be costing taxpayers millions

The trouble began for Ken and Judy Johnson – a pair of retirees from Austin, Texas – at a Fort Lauderdale arts festival. “There was a couple of people in their saying ‘come get your DNA tested,'” More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Noah McAdams custody trial: Florida parents lose custody of 4-year-old son after refusing to complete his chemotherapy

Parents Taylor Bland-Ball and Joshua McAdams remain without custody of their 4-year-old son, after a Florida judge ruled they should not have ended his cancer treatments. Noah McAdams was diagnosed with leukemia More...

By admin On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Colorado parents say vaping nearly took their daughter’s life

Ruby and Tim Johnson say instead of dropping their daughter, Piper, off for her freshman year of college, they were watching her fight for her life in the ICU. “She feels lucky to be alive,” Ruby More...

By admin On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Cooper City, Florida: 9 students hospitalized after eating “THC-laced” candy

Cooper City, Florida — Authorities say nine students from a Florida charter school ate marijuana-infused candy and were hospitalized with stomach pains. CBS Miami reports that seven boys and two girls More...

By admin On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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9/11 firefighters who arrived early at World Trade Center may have higher heart risks now

Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks seem to have a modestly higher risk of developing heart problems than those who came later or stayed less, More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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Restoration Hardware recall: Retailer recalls flammable Turkish robes and lead-tainted kids’ chair and stool

Consumers who purchased plush robes or vintage-style kids’ chairs and stools from Restoration Hardware should check to see if their purchases are part of two recent safety recalls by the upscale retailer. More...

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