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Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of the Health and Human Services Department reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive. Former Eli Lilly and C

Chron, today, 11:45
 
The Latest: Milan, Amsterdam, Copenhagen in EU agency rac

The Latest: Milan, Amsterdam, Copenhagen in EU agency rac

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the competition between EU countries to host agencies that must be relocated because of Brexit: (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Danish representatives to the European Union say Milan, Amsterdam and Copenhagen have made it to th

Chron, today, 11:45
 
White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times l

Chron, today, 05:17
 
Theo's journey: A transgender child at war with his body

Theo's journey: A transgender child at war with his body

Now Playing: The Associated Press followed Theo Ramos for more than a year as he grappled with his gender dysphoria. He was a child at war with his body, the exterior he was born with _ that of a girl _ didn’t look or feel right. (Nov. 20) Media: Associa

Chron, today, 04:01
 
Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance

Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on sign-ups. "Free...

Chron, today, 04:01
 
'It never really leaves you.' Opioids haunt users' recovery

'It never really leaves you.' Opioids haunt users' recovery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father's cancer pain medicine. For

Chron, today, 01:52
 
White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times l

Chron, yesterday, 20:06
 

APNewsBreak: Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his impressive reputatio

Chron, yesterday, 10:14
 
European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies now in London — the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Au

Chron, yesterday, 06:10
 

AP's gift ideas for yogis, gym rats and wellness lovers

MIAMI (AP) — We've rounded up the 10 best gift ideas for all your favorite gym rats from Weekend Warriors to barre lovers. STOCKING STUFFERS ENSO SILICONE RINGS Metal wedding bands can be a serious drag. They pinch your finger when you're lifting weights

Chron, Friday, 11:34
 
VA's quiet plan to widen private care with TRICARE stirs ire

VA's quiet plan to widen private care with TRICARE stirs ire

WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viabilit

Chron, Friday, 04:00
 

Nevada seeks to use untried execution drugs including opioid

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For Nevada's first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could ma

Chron, Friday, 04:00
 
Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

Now Playing: He said he is “so proud.” Media: Fortune WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite in three decades and the first

Chron, Friday, 01:48
 
The Latest: Escaped patient says he needed to prove himself

The Latest: Escaped patient says he needed to prove himself

Now Playing: A patient who escaped from a Hawaii state hospital, and considered dangerous by authorities, was captured Wednesday in northern California. Officials in Hawaii say Randall Saito left the state facility on Sunday. (Nov. 16) Media: Associated

Chron, Thursday, 21:32
 
US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities announced plans Thursday to crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little overs

Chron, Thursday, 16:41
 
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