Officer’s death intensifies scrutiny of herbal supplement

Matt Dana was known around the Adirondack Mountain town where he grew up as a promising young police sergeant who worked hard to root out narcotics dealers. So it came as a shock to friends and co-workers when he died suddenly this summer and an autopsy attributed it to an overdose. It wasn't from
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Childhood cancer survivor returns to hospital as nurse more than 20 years later

This week, Montana Brown started working as a staff nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a dream finally realized for the 24-year-old, two-time childhood cancer survivor from Atlanta. Brown is not just any new nurse at the AFLAC Cancer Center though, she's also a former patient there. Teacher snaps
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The Latest; Governors urge bipartisan work on healthcare

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A group of 10 Republican and Democratic governors are calling on Senate leaders to heed John McCain's plea for bipartisan work on overhauling Obamacare. In a letter late Wednesday, the gov
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FDA panel votes against ‘abuse-deterrent’ opioid with blue dye

A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted against approving a new opioid painkiller with a unique feature for deterring abuse: It releases a deep-blue dye if someone tries to get high by crushing, chewing or snorting pills. Panelists voted overwhelmingly against approving Intellipharm
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GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal ‘Obamacare’

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated they didn't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" on Wednesday when it actually counted. The Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation to throw out major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it. Seven Repu
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Opioid protest leads to change at drug wholesaler

Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson agreed Wednesday to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamsters-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids. McKesson Corp. is dealing with lawsuits, government investigations and fines for its handling of suspicious opioid or
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What’s next: Senate GOP considers “skinny” health care bill

Republican senators were looking to go skinny Wednesday as they struggled to repeal key parts of former President Barack Obama's health law. Their definition of skinny, however, is evolving and could change many times before they pass a bill — if they pass a bill. One version of the skinny bill
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Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge ruled Wednesday. High Court judge Nicholas Francis gave 11-month-old Charlie'
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From ‘couch potato’ dad to vegan ultra-endurance athlete

By the time he was 39, Rich Roll seems to have everything. He was a successful entertainment attorney who had worked his way up to partnership and was living in Southern California, where he and his wife had built a family together with four children. But shortly before his 40th birthday, Roll wa
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The Latest: Judge sets deadline for moving baby to hospice

The Latest on the legal case over the care of critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local): 5:25 p.m. A judge in London says critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice to die unless his family and the hospital treating him agree on an end-of-life plan by noon o
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