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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 06, 2019 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. The last flu season to rev up...
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In this Jan. 27, 2016 photo, 39.6-grams of black tar heroin, with a street value of about $12,000, is among many other heroin-related items in Post Falls Police Department's evidence room in Post Falls, Idaho. In California, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said, seven people have died in the last two months from the bacterial infection myonecrosis, which is associated with black tar heroin use. (Shawn Gust/Coeur D'Alene Press via AP, File)
December 05, 2019 - 10:03 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement and other officials in California. Nine people who injected black tar heroin between...
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Worker Gabe Ryan removes a sign that includes the name Arthur M. Sackler at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Boston. Tufts University says it is stripping the Sackler name from its campus in recognition of the family's connection to the opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 05, 2019 - 8:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to make a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 05, 2019 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will hold a showdown vote next week on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices, expanded Thursday to provide seniors with dental, vision and hearing benefits not currently covered. Leading Democratic committee chairmen said the...
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Worker Gabe Ryan removes a sign that includes the name Arthur M. Sackler at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Boston. Tufts University says it is stripping the Sackler name from its campus in recognition of the family's connection to the opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 05, 2019 - 4:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. A government report says prices for prescription drugs edged down 1% last year, driven by declines for generics and slow growth for brand-name medications. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 05, 2019 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices for prescription drugs edged down by 1% last year, a rare result driven by declines for generics and slow, low growth in the cost of brand-name medications, the government said Thursday. Though modest, it was the first such price drop in 45 years, according to nonpartisan...
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In this Nov. 22, 2019, photo, Charles Flagg, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease, receives the contents of an intravenous bag while participating in a study on the drug Aducanumab at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I. New results were released on the experimental medicine whose maker claims it can slow the decline of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 05, 2019 - 3:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval. Excitement and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, a sign at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, in Boston, identifies the address as the Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education. Tufts announced Thursday, Dec. 5, it will strip the Sackler name from all of its institutions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 05, 2019 - 3:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Members of the family that own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma say they will push to reverse Tufts University's decision to strip their name from campus facilities and programs. Daniel Connolly, an attorney for several members of the Sackler family, issued a statement Thursday saying...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, a sign at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, in Boston, identifies the address as the Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education. Tufts announced Thursday, Dec. 5, it will strip the Sackler name from all of its institutions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 05, 2019 - 2:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, a sign at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, in Boston, identifies the address as the Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education. Tufts announced Thursday, Dec. 5, it will strip the Sackler name from all of its institutions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 05, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the...
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