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    ___ US is running out of time on NAFTA while confronting China WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s team is running out of time to rewrite a trade pact with Canada and Mexico this year just as it’s confronting China and sparring with its allies over U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. If negotiators […]
  • Doctor accused of keeping human fat in closet back at work

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina doctor accused of reusing syringes and storing human fat in plastic bags can practice medicine again, even though her license was suspended. The Winston-Salem Journal reports a Wake County judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday against the N.C. Medical Board, saying it violated due process by summarily […]
  • The Latest: House votes to leave US sugar program alone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the farm bill (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The House has voted decisively to leave the government’s much-criticized sugar program alone. Thursday’s 278-137 vote gave the nation’s powerful sugar lobby an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers who complain that the sugar program drives […]
  • Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — In stories May 17, April 3, Jan. 23 and Jan. 10, 2018, as well as Dec. 19, 2017, about San Diego’s Hepatitis A outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the outbreak, with 20 deaths and 577 cases, was the worst in the U.S. in 20 years. An outbreak of Hepatitis […]
  • Vermont drug importation program will need federal approval

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is attempting to create a first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada, but first the state needs approval from skeptical White House officials. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill Wednesday that passed with overwhelming support from Vermont’s three political parties. It’s the latest move […]
  • Surgeon general: Most in US think opioid abuse is not local

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, said Thursday that opioid abuse occurs nationwide, but only a small percentage of Americans think it’s an emergency in their own communities. “Most of us feel that the opioid epidemic is a problem,” Adams said during a panel discussion at the University of Mississippi […]
  • FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. drug regulators are publicizing information on brand-name drugmakers that use what government officials call “gaming tactics” to block cheaper copycat versions. The Food and Drug Administration’s new webpage names the makers of more than 50 brand-name drugs, many carrying five- or six-figure annual price tags, who are under scrutiny. The […]
  • Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming decades. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics said Thursday that the number of U.S. babies born last year fell […]
  • US surgeon general recounts providing aid on Delta flight

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams says he and two nurses worked as a team to give medical aid to someone aboard a Delta Air Lines jet. At a Thursday public discussion at a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, Adams shared some more details about assisting someone on the plane as he […]
  • Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming. And they’re reminding people with diarrhea to stay out of pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds. U.S. public health officials report on safe swimming every year. Thursday’s version from the Centers […]