COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — The first wave of genetically modified mosquitoes were released Wednesday in the Cayman Islands as part of a new effort to control the insect that spreads Zika and other viruses, officials in the British Island territory said.
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities want to suspend blood donations in Florida counties investigating four mysterious cases of Zika infection that may be the first spread by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that the state is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home where an outbreak last year sickened 53 people, including 12 who died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $2.5 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital network of overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $25 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital network of overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery.
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who spent three weeks looking for survivors in the days after the 9/11 attacks is using billboards in a push to have his kidney disease added to the list of covered conditions by a fund to help Ground Zero workers with health problems.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The legislator who drafted a law that keeps most of Arkansas' lethal injection policy a secret said Tuesday that pharmaceutical companies have no standing to complain that prison officials will use their drugs in executions.
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the last remaining charges against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, agreeing with the defense's argument that the grand jury exceeded its authority by investigating the activists after clearing Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.
CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting that not all such babies are doomed to die.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is warning that thousands of Yemeni patients in need of dialysis face a life-threatening satiation after their treatment centers have been pushed to a "breaking point" because of the ongoing conflict.