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  • Business

    Drug company Teva to pay $1.6 million over opioid marketing

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A drug company has agreed to pay $1.6 million for substance abuse treatment to settle a lawsuit from two California counties alleging misleading marketing practices, officials announced Wednesday.The settlement also...

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  • Crime

    Attorney charged in $22 million urine-testing fraud scheme

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) A Bakersfield attorney has been accused in a $22 million medical insurance fraud scheme.KBAK-TV and KBFX-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2qMu2Md ) Tuesday that the Orange County District Attorney's Office is charging Phil...

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  • Business

    FDA: Controller for heart pump recalled over deaths

    Federal regulators say nearly 29,000 controllers for implanted heart pumps are being recalled after reports of 26 deaths linked to malfunctions.The recall covers the external power supply controller for the HeartMate II, made by Abbott...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Obituaries

    Former Knicks exec, Mariners PR man Childs dies at age 84

    DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the New York Knicks and public relations director for the Golden State Warriors and Seattle Mariners, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 84.Childs' wife,...

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  • Politics

    Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana

    NEW YORK (AP) A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot.The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in treating a certain form of severe...

    By Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer|

  • Business

    Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is still sitting in an Austin jail cell because there are no free spots for her at the state's psychiatric hospitals.Lampkin, 35,...

    By Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Drugmaker paying $33M over recalled nonprescription meds

    Johnson & Johnson has reached a $33 million settlement with 42 states, resolving allegations the health care giant sold numerous nonprescription medicines that didn't meet federal quality requirements for a couple of years.The settlement was...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Business

    Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work with the Legislature on a compromise.Scott said...

    By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press|

  • News

    The Latest: Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Latest on Vermont's governor vetoing a marijuana legalization bill (all times local):2:40 p.m.Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is vetoing a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state and is sending it...

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  • News

    2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) Authorities say two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house have died of opioid overdoses.Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says, "If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has...

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