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An Israel-based pharmaceutical company has agreed to an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over its alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter had accused Teva Pharmaceuticals of creating a public ...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative proposal would allow Ohio parents to avoid an often heart-breaking decision: giving up custody of troubled children so they can receive desperately needed and expensive services. The amendment to Ohio's two-year budget ...

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. His school traditionally ...

The Army asked 'how has serving impacted you?' The responses were heartbreaking
Just before Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Army asked its Twitter followers how serving in the military has impacted their lives. The tweet was part of a thread that included videos of Pfc. Nathan Spencer, a scout with the Army's First Infantry Division ...   USA TODAY on MSN.com  
American Pain Society Seeks OK to Call It Quits
The American Pain Society may soon vote itself out of existence, blaming soaring legal costs to fight litigation that alleges the organization, along with medical associations, acted as "front groups" for opioid drugmakers that gave them financial support.   MedPage Today  
Pope Francis likens abortion to hiring 'hitman', says it's never acceptable
Pope Francis on Saturday likened abortion to hiring a hitman and said the procedure can never be condoned, even if the unborn child is gravely sick or likely to die. Francis made the comments during a pro-life conference sponsored by the Vatican.   Fox News  
Cuts may leave NHS short of 70,000 nurses, leaked report warns
The NHS could be short of almost 70,000 nurses within five years, according to a leaked copy of the government’s long-awaited plan to tackle the staffing crisis. Blaming the government’s decision to abolish bursaries for nursing students, a draft of ...   The Guardian on MSN.com  
Oklahoma Takes on Drugmakers J&J, Teva in Landmark Opioid Trial
(Reuters) - Gail Box vividly remembers the day in May 2011 when she first learned her 22-year-old son Austin, a University of Oklahoma linebacker, was abusing opioid painkillers: It was the day he died of an overdose. In a few months he had gone from ...   U.S. News & World Report  
How a woman's pet dog helped detect her cancer 3 different times
It’s no secret that some dogs can detect illness in humans. However, researchers are still figuring out how dogs might help with cancer diagnosis since studies are mixed. Then, there are dogs like Sierra who are naturals at detecting cancer. Sierra is a ...   Fox News  
Amanda Eller, missing Maui hiker, survived on berries, river water and smarts for 17 days in Hawaii forest
It had been more than two weeks that she had been lost in a thick Hawaiian forest, and Amanda Eller was at an end. Load Error The 35-year-old doctor of physical therapy was at a place where she could no longer go forward because of the terrain. With a ...   CNN on MSN.com  
Secret USC records reveal dire warnings about gynecologist accused of abusing students
Confidential records released this week show decades of warnings to the University of Southern California about Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime campus gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students. The documents span the entirety of ...   Los Angeles Times  
Aurora teen working to raise awareness about Alopecia after the medical condition caused her to be bullied
Raquel Roth graduated Friday from East Aurora High School, where she participated in track, choir, band and Operation Snowball. However, for Roth her “work” isn’t done. Roth has set out to accomplish what few other high school girls do. This summer ...   Chicago Tribune  
Aldi recalls flour after e.coli outbreak
May 25 (UPI) --Aldi grocer chain and Archer Daniels Midland food producer on Saturday issued a joint recall for the Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour sold at stores in 11 states after 17 people have fallen ill. The recall follows a food alert sent out Friday ...   Upi.com