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November 15, 2018 - 9:03 pm
A Kansas City nurse decided to donate a kidney to a patient, triggering a series of events that led to three people getting new organs in the first kidney donation chain collaboration between Children's Mercy and University of Kansas hospitals. Children's Mercy nurse Christa Jordan wanted to donate...
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This undated product image provided by Amphastar shows Primatene Mist. A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, approved its over-the-counter aerosol inhaler for ages 12 and up. (Amphastar via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 2:31 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration approved the over-the-counter aerosol inhaler late Wednesday. It's for temporary relief of mild, intermittent asthma symptoms in people ages 12 and...
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October 25, 2018 - 10:31 pm
Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. "We are taking aim...
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October 24, 2018 - 2:33 pm
According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. This Saturday the National...
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This undated product image provided by Genentech shows a box for Xofluza, a pill for shortening the duration and easing symptoms of the flu. U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. The approval on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, of Roche’s Xofluza comes ahead of this winter’s flu season. (Genentech via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 12:12 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season. Xofluza (Zoh-FLEW'-zeh) is a pill that can reduce flu symptoms after one just...
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October 19, 2018 - 7:17 pm
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach favors having a private company rebuild and operate the state mental hospital in eastern Kansas. Democrat challenger Laura Kelly and independent candidate Greg Orman say the state should set up smaller, regional care centers instead. Kobach is the...
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October 16, 2018 - 7:23 pm
The state of Kansas has recorded the first flu deaths of the season. Health officials say as of Monday, two deaths are being attributed to influenza. The Wichita Eagle reports that pneumonia has been the direct cause of death in another 38 cases, and the flu or pneumonia has been contributing...
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October 15, 2018 - 8:58 pm
The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials, and they'll start doing...
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September 27, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Spearfisher recovering in a South Florida hospital after being flown from the Bahamas following shark attack. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
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September 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm
The Sedgwick County Division of Health (SCDOH) says that vaccination (flu shot) is still the best way to protect yourself and your family from becoming ill with the flu, and will begin offering flu shots on October 1, 2018. Influenza is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States...
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