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Judge Thad Balkman arrives to give his decision in the Opioid Lawsuit in Norman, Okla., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Balkman found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help abate the problem in the coming years. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)
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August 27, 2019 - 1:06 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement. Cleveland County...
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August 22, 2019 - 7:50 am
On Wednesday, the United States announced actions to crack down on international fentanyl trafficking and increased information sharing with the private sector to protect the interior of the United States from fentanyl trafficking. The White House, through the Office of National Drug Control Policy...
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FILE- In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
August 19, 2019 - 2:00 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to. That's according to an Associated Press analysis of drug prices provided by health information firm Elsevier. After years of frequent list price hikes...
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August 11, 2019 - 2:07 pm
A Kansas anti-vaccination group says its membership is growing dramatically since the state added two new vaccination requirements for children returning to school this fall. As of Aug. 2, Kansas is requiring a meningitis vaccine for students beginning seventh grade and students entering 11th grade...
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August 09, 2019 - 11:51 am
Kansas' top health official says abstinence-only education isn't enough to reduce unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman said Thursday that the department could help...
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August 05, 2019 - 6:33 pm
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, (R- New Jersey), has introduced legislation to create a commission to study exertional heat strokes in athletes after a player from his district died at Garden City Community College in Kansas. Smith, proposed the bill Friday to honor Braeden Bradforth,19, of Neptune, New...
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August 03, 2019 - 8:13 pm
As the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history rages in Congo, a doctor who survived the deadly disease five years ago worries that people aren't paying enough attention. "We need the United States government and the international community to step up in a bigger way to come to the assistance of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about kidney health, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, in Washington. Azar says he and Trump are working on a plan to allow Americans to import lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 31, 2019 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it will create a way for Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the first time, reversing years of refusals by health authorities amid a public outcry over high prices for life-sustaining...
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July 26, 2019 - 10:43 am
The clock could be ticking for ticks. Roman Ganta, Kansas State University professor and director of the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine, recently secured a new grant of $2.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue his longtime...
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July 26, 2019 - 8:21 am
Fox News political analyst and author of the upcoming book 'Taken for Granted' Gianno Caldwell opens up on how he has personally been impacted by addiction and liberal policies. Watch the latest video at
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