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CVS limiting opioid prescriptions to 7-day supply

CVS limiting opioid prescriptions to 7-day supply

Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health. "Everyone has a role to play in addressing the opioid epidemic, and CVS Health is showing how the private sector can help", said Richard Baum, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy. Doctors can ask for exemptions for certain patients, CVS said, and employers and insurers can opt out of the program. Increasingly, heroin and the illicit use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl are responsible for fatal opioid overdoses, but many cases of ... Read More

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Cabinet reshuffle: Jaitley, Swaraj, Gadkari meet at Rajnath Singh's residence

Cabinet reshuffle: Jaitley, Swaraj, Gadkari meet at Rajnath Singh's residence

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD (U) which had joined NDA after walking out of "Mahagathbandhan" might get two berths in the new Cabinet. A reshuffle in the cabinet has been due for months now. Modi, in reshaping his cabinet, is likely to factor in key legislative assembly elections in several states including Karnataka, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to be held by next year. Read More

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BJP indulged in 'corrupt practises': Congress on Goa loss

BJP indulged in 'corrupt practises': Congress on Goa loss

Counting of votes in four assembly constituencies - Bawana in Delhi, Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh, Valpoi and Panaji in Goa got underway on Monday morning. The by-election was held because Ved Prakash had to resign as a legislator after shifting to the BJP. Hindustan Times today reported a BJP insider as saying that there was an internal bickering in the party, which resulted in the loss. Read More

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President Trump Set to Speak in Springfield

President Trump Set to Speak in Springfield

It could be a tough sell for the president as he fights with saturation coverage of Hurricane Harvey and as Democrats prepare to frame Trump's approach as a giveaway to corporate fat cats and the nation's richest taxpayers. "Dem C.M.is opposed to big tax cuts", he posted . White House officials said that the president wanted to strike a serious tone and highlight a manufacturing business, rather than hold a large campaign-style rally. Read More

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Hope and Brathwaite shine again as Windies scent victory

Hope and Brathwaite shine again as Windies scent victory

Stuart Broad had a hand in both wickets to fall on the final morning at Headingley - literally in the case of a freakish run out of Kyle Hope - but Kraigg Brathwaite escaped two dropped catches to continue his outstanding match. Watch live coverage of the third Test between England and Windies on Sky Sports Cricket with over-by-over commentary and in-play video clips on our live match day blog, available across Sky Sports digital platforms, from 10am on Thursday 7th September. Read More

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Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer following the long-term use of talc-based powder for feminine hygiene purposes may be eligible to file their own talcum powder lawsuit . Cramer worked as a paid consultant for the plaintiff's lawyers in a St. Louis case that resulted in a $72 million verdict against J&J . The study went on to say, "In 2006, a meta-analysis of 21 studies reported an approximately 35 percent increase in risk with genital exposure to talc and an earlier ... Read More

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Scores feared killed in Nigeria's market attack

Scores feared killed in Nigeria's market attack

Lagos-based Vanguard newspaper, quoting local sources, however reported that at least 27 persons were killed and while 83 were wounded in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday. Last month, an oil prospecting team was captured by al Barnawi's group. Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 and displaced 2.3 million people in its attacks since 2009. Read More

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Moscow Mule Copper Mug May Cause Food Poisoning

Moscow Mule Copper Mug May Cause Food Poisoning

As reported by Newser , the popularity of Moscow Mule drinks served in copper mugs might not be a good thing due to a chemical reaction that can occur in certain copper mugs. Copper is commonly used for kitchenware like pots and pans, but it can be unsafe. High concentrations of copper are poisonous and have caused foodborne illness. Read More

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Amazon buys Lucille Ball biopic starring Cate Blanchett

Amazon buys Lucille Ball biopic starring Cate Blanchett

Blanchett is yet to sign on the dotted line, but the U.S. trade publication The Hollywood Reporter says the 48-year-old Melbourne-born actress is close. Still, Lucy and Desi starred in on one of the most successful sitcoms of all time and their production company, Desilu Productions, is responsible for the original " Star Trek " series and the " Mission: Impossible " TV show. Read More

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First Human Cases of West Nile Found

First Human Cases of West Nile Found

Passaic County Mosquito Control has also begun using mosquitofish to eat the larvae and is also spraying for adult mosquitoes. The City says there haven't been any reports of humans being infected with the virus in the area. The horse had been vaccinated for West Nile virus, but since it was 31 years old, an immune response might not have been triggered, according to a press release. Read More

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Advances in human embryo editing raise major ethical questions

Advances in human embryo editing raise major ethical questions

Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his colleagues from Oregon Health and Science University have successfully used the CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technology to wipe out a genetically inherited heart mutation in embryos . In three sets of experiments in China since 2015, researchers seldom managed to get the intended change into embryonic genes. The team created a gene-editing tool, named CRISPR-Cas9, that acts like a pair of molecular scissors to find that mutation. Read More

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United States scientists make advances in modifying human embryos

United States scientists make advances in modifying human embryos

They're said to have shown in experiments with " many tens" of human embryos that they can correct genetic mutations that cause disease while avoiding mosaicism and off-target effects. But in February, a report from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine said that clinical trials for gene editing of human reproductive cells "could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight ". Read More

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Australian Justine Damond 'didn't have to die'

Australian Justine Damond 'didn't have to die'

As they drove down the alley in their police auto, Harrity heard a loud sound that startled him, the officer told state investigators. The Minneapolis Police Department outfitted its officers with body cameras a year ago. Officers Matthew Harrity and Mohamed Noor arrived on the scene a short time later. "An officer should have them on and that is what we are trying to identify", Chief Harteau said. Read More

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AIDS-related Deaths Decrease Significantly in Myanmar

AIDS-related Deaths Decrease Significantly in Myanmar

Amid the overall positive trend, UNAIDS sounded the alarm over developments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the only world regions where HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are on the rise. The report warned, however, that not all regions are making progress. In 2016, over two thirds, i.e. 70% of all individuals are aware of their HIV status. Read More

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Amitabh Bachchan finds watching Jagga Jasoos delightful

Amitabh Bachchan finds watching Jagga Jasoos delightful

Katrina is playing the role of a journalist Shruti who become an acquaintance of Jagga ( Ranbir ), who is on the mission of finding his missing father. Makers have released the film in top cinemas which is a smart thing to do. "Just saw " Jagga Jasoos " could not resist telling Anurag what a delightful, innovative, well executed film it was; a joy to watch", Bachchan tweeted. Read More

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Study says too many people being prescribed opioids

Study says too many people being prescribed opioids

The CDC report also found prescribing numbers are inconsistent in Alabama. The amount of opioids prescribed hit its peak in 2010 and fell by 18 percent by 2015. Customers of Cigna Health Insurance , for instance, have consumed almost 12 percent fewer opioids in the past year, according to Will Lopez, senior medical director of Cigna Behavioral Health. Read More

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Dawson picked for Lord's Test, Ballance back at three

Dawson picked for Lord's Test, Ballance back at three

Root also revealed England's intention to use Yorkshire's Gary Ballance at number three against the Proteas. The captain can at least rely on the complete support of his new team. Stuart Broad has taken 368 wickets in 102 Tests he has played so far. Durham's Mark Wood will take the role of the third seamer ahead of Toby Roland-Jones who wasn't provided with the opportunity of making his Test debut in his home ground (Lord's). Read More

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Lad from Nagaland cracks IIT-JEE exam

Lad from Nagaland cracks IIT-JEE exam

The results will be made available on the JEE Advanced 2017 web portal www.jeeadv.ac.in at 10 am. As many as 10.20 lakh students had appeared for the JEE Main exam this year. The decision to award 11 bonus marks for the three ambiguous questions was taken following an internal review meet on the question papers by IIT experts. Read More

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Connecticut House Approves Commercial Casino Proposal

Connecticut House Approves Commercial Casino Proposal

Dannel P. Malloy . The House of Representatives voted in favour of the gaming expansion bill, with the decision coming only a few hours after a deal including more off-track betting parlours across the state of CT was reached. The two tribes operate Connecticut's Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, respectively. Some legislators supported the tribes' proposal in an effort to protect jobs at their southeastern CT casinos and other lawmakers wanted to create an open casino bidding ... Read More

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Florida Gov. signs 33 bills including vote-by-mail fix

Florida Gov. signs 33 bills including vote-by-mail fix

There is also an expectation among lawmakers that Scott will sign a Corcoran-favored education bill ( HB 7069 ) that promotes charter schools and other conservative measures. " Rick Scott and Richard Corcoran represent dirty, backroom politics at its worst, and this secret budget fails Florida's working families", Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Johanna Cervone said in a statement. Read More

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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Malvo's case was remanded back to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court in Virginia to issue a new sentence. The ruling does not apply to the six life sentences Malvo received in Maryland after he pleaded guilty to six murder charges there. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles were unconstitutional. Jackson rejected that argument. The pair was subsequently captured in Frederick County, MD. Read More

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