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$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the deadly toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting what would have been the first federal trial over the crisis. Across the U.S., the pharmaceutical industry still faces more than 2,600…

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Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

Brussels, Belgium – Today, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-hosting the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said: “It is…

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Governor DeSantis Announces New Health Plans for State Retirees that Offer Access to Affordable, High-Quality Care

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that new health plan options will be available to more than 30,000 Medicare-eligible retirees participating in the State Group Health Insurance Program starting in 2020. The new choices are Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plans, which combine the benefits of Medicare and prescription drug coverage into…

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[Cannabis 101] Bud Fact Sheet: Afghan Kush

If you’re pursuing medical marijuana for your wellbeing, you may think all marijuana is created equal, but the plant comes in many variations. Meet Afghan Kush. Afghan Kush is approximately 100% indica strain and is used to help consumers cope with stress and anxiety. Due to its high potency, this is the ideal strain for…

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WHO strongly recommends dolutegravir as preferred HIV treatment option

MEXICO CITY, 22 – Based on new evidence assessing benefits and risks, the World Health Organization recommends the use of the HIV drug dolutegravir (DTG) as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all populations, including pregnant women and those of childbearing potential. Initial studies had highlighted a possible link between DTG and neural tube…

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