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Sunday, February 18, 2018

States look to lower drug costs, consider Canadian imports

Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as they strive to balance budgets without knowing for sure what their government’s share of the tab will be.

Atlanta’s homeless are flocking to airport atrium overnight

The world’s busiest airport has increasingly become a refuge for Atlanta’s homeless, especially during cold weather.

Insulin quality questions have diabetes experts scrambling

Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself.

Rural Georgia city raises money for police chief with cancer

A rural Georgia community is raising money to help its police chief battle cancer. <3 <3

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine...

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic.

Allred at 76: Still fighting, and shrugging off the critics

Let’s get this out of the way: Gloria Allred is not, nor has she ever been, running for Miss Congeniality.

Georgia Senate backs opioid and health care proposals

A proposal to create an opioid study committee and crack down on scammers who prey on addicts has sailed through the Georgia Senate.

‘Justified,’ ‘Home Improvement’ actor Mickey Jones dies

Mickey Jones, a veteran character actor who played Rodney “Hot Rod” Dunham on “Justified” and construction worker Pete on the 1990s sitcom “Home Improvement,” has died. He was 76.

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say

U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis.
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