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September 12, 2020
Experts: Revamped OxyContin hasn't curbed abuse, overdoses
A panel of government health advisers said Friday there’s no clear evidence that a harder-to-crush version of the painkiller ...
September 11, 2020
Scarcity of key material squeezes medical mask manufacturing
Rachel Spray is still grieving the loss of her fellow nurse who died after being exposed to the novel coronavirus at Kaiser ...
September 10, 2020
Vaccine by Nov. 3? Halted study explains just how unlikely
The suspension of a huge COVID-19 vaccine study over an illness in a single participant shows there will be “no compromises” ...
September 08, 2020
Companies testing vaccines pledge safety, high standards
The top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first vaccines against the new coronavirus signed an ...
September 03, 2020
CDC tells states: Be ready to distribute vaccines on Nov. 1
The federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by Nov. 1. The timeline ...
August 29, 2020
The Latest: SKorea prepares for more restrictions in capital
SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea has reported 323 new cases of the coronavirus, marking its 16th consecutive day of ...
August 27, 2020
New federal virus testing advice sparks criticism, confusion
U.S. health officials sparked criticism and confusion after posting guidelines on coronavirus testing from the White House ...
August 26, 2020
Editorial Roundup: US
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 26 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the police ...
August 24, 2020
The Latest: As virus spikes, S. Korea tightens restrictions
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases as officials ...
August 12, 2020
The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits
BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while ...
July 28, 2020
The Latest: New virus cases rise in China's Xinjiang region
BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday.
July 28, 2020
US won’t expel migrant children detained in Texas hotel
The Trump administration has agreed not to expel a group of immigrant children it detained in a Texas hotel under an ...
July 25, 2020
Pepcid-COVID study raised red flags weeks after $21M grant
Two months after the Trump administration awarded $21 million to study whether a common heartburn drug was effective against ...
July 21, 2020
The Latest: SKorea's new virus cases bounce back after drop
SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea’s new virus cases have bounced back to above 40, a day after it reported its smallest daily ...
July 14, 2020
The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state ...
July 09, 2020
'A hot mess': Americans face testing delays as virus surges
With a cough and shortness of breath, it took Austin, Texas, resident Sam Lee three tries to get a COVID-19 test. The first ...
July 09, 2020
'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs
Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research ...
July 08, 2020
The Latest: New Zealand to charge patient who went shopping
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities say they will press charges against a coronavirus patient who escaped ...
July 01, 2020
The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess ...
June 11, 2020
Thousands sick from COVID-19 in homes for the disabled
Neil Sullivan was angry, frustrated and crushed with guilt. His brother Joe had been rushed by ambulance from his home for ...
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