Medications

Opioid settlement would divide money based on local impact

The multibillion-dollar settlement that the maker of OxyContin is negotiating to resolve a crush of lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis contains formulas for dividing up the money among state and local governments across ...

Medications

News attorneys: Opioid distribution data should be public

Attorneys for news organizations argued Thursday that the U.S. public should be allowed to see federal data about how prescription opioids were distributed as the nation's overdose crisis was worsening.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health official: Zika not worry now for pregnant women in US

A top public health official says there's been no local transmission of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus in the United States, so any talk about women in the country delaying pregnancy "is not even an issue for discussion at this ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three H7N9 cases in same Chinese family, Xinhua reports

Three members of the same Chinese family have contracted H7N9 bird flu in the province worst-affected by the current spike in cases, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New H7N9 bird flu deaths reported in China

China has reported two new deaths from the H7N9 bird flu virus, state media said, as the disease returns following an outbreak last year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese premier urges vigilance against bird flu

China's premier on Sunday urged authorities to be vigilant against a new strain of bird flu that has killed 23 people, while saying that efforts to tackle the virus have so far been effective.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China reports fifth H7N9 bird flu death (Update 2)

A new strain of bird flu has claimed two more lives in China's business capital of Shanghai, taking the total number of human deaths attributed to the H7N9 virus to five, state media said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China reports another death from H7N9 bird flu (Update)

A man in the Chinese province of Zhejiang has died of the H7N9 strain of bird flu, state media said Wednesday, bringing the total deaths attributed to the virus to three since the first human cases.

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