GOP, Dems unite behind Senate bill fighting addictive drugs

Sep 17, 2018

Republicans and Democrats are joining forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs through the Senate

Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

Sep 17, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog office says the agency has been cutting back or eliminating regional programs that check whether teachers and pupils are exposed to asbestos in schools

Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

Sep 17, 2018

Federal watchdog agency slams safeguards for foster kids prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs

Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

Sep 17, 2018

Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge residents to vote against an insurgent ballot measure that would legalize it

FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

Sep 16, 2018

The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Niece: Family won't take in Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper

Sep 15, 2018

Days before het release from prison, fears about whether a woman who helped in the kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart remains a threat and calls to keep her off the streets bring up deep-rooted questions about mental-health treatment in prisons

Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

Sep 15, 2018

Cyclists and hikers are exploring a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado

Las Vegas shooting survivors, health care providers reunite

Sep 15, 2018

Survivors of the mass shooting in Las Vegas have reunited with the doctors and nurses who cared for them at an area hospital after the massacre

Chinese scientist pleads guilty in plot to steal GSK secrets

Sep 14, 2018

A Chinese scientist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme to set up companies in China to market them

Exec pushes back against drug hike 'moral requirement' quote

Sep 14, 2018

The head of a small Kansas City pharmaceutical company is defending himself after a financial publication reported that he said he had a "moral requirement" to raise the price of a 65-year-old antibiotic by 400 percent

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