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  • Board has new rules for prescribing opiates

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Medical Practice Board has issued new rules designed to prevent the abuse of prescription opiate-based painkillers. The rules for physicians who prescribe opiates are the first update in nine years. The rules come as the state is confronting an...

  • Officials: HIV infections on rise in southern Ill.

    Updated: 0 min ago

    MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials say HIV cases in southern Illinois are on the rise. The Southern Illinois HIV Care Connect office in Jackson County's health department tracks the data in 19 counties. They say the region has averaged 14 to 15 new HIV cases a year....

  • Ohioans encouraged to dispose of medications

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging Ohioans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's "Drug Take-Back Day" next weekend. The event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday allows people to drop off expired or unused prescription...

  • Mayo Clinic's 150th draws Arizona governor, others

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor is helping to celebrate the Mayo Clinic's 150th anniversary at its Phoenix hospital. Mayo officials say Gov. Jan Brewer will unveil a mobile exhibit Tuesday morning that highlights 150 years of the health care provider's history. Phoenix Mayor Greg...

  • Fox attacks 3 people in Chicopee

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Chicopee have shot and killed a fox that attacked an adult and two children over the weekend. The fox's carcass has been sent to s a state lab to be tested for rabies. Meanwhile, the people attacked by the fox are being treated as a precaution....

  • Cheney to visit Grand Rapids, talk heart problems

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Grand Rapids with his cardiologist to discuss Cheney's history of heart problems. Cheney and cardiologist Jonathan Reiner on Monday plan to speak at a luncheon presented by Gerald R. Ford Presidential...

  • Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections. The ministry posted details of the deaths in a statement Sunday evening. They...

  • GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade. Republicans back in Washington think they've found the right candidate in Monica Wehby, a...

  • Massachusetts to participate in drug take-back day

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Nineteen communities in western Massachusetts will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, when people are asked to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted and outdated prescription drugs to help prevent misuse, diversion and abuse of...

  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests. Use of the drug in that setting is hardly rampant — just 3 percent of kids' ER...

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