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Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 06:16 AM EDT

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported. Megan Schultz...

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 07:00 PM EDT

Eight Indicted for Selling Deadly Opioids in St. Mary's Co.

Eight Indicted for Selling Deadly Opioids in St. Mary's Co.

St. Mary's County officials are cracking down by charging opioid dealers.

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 09:36 AM EDT

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders. Women, older adults and racial...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 09:53 PM EDT

Opioid Epidemic Plagues St. Mary's County

Opioid Epidemic Plagues St. Mary's County

A mother grieves the loss of her son as the amount of opioid related deaths in St. Mary's County rise.

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 01:37 PM EDT

Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study

Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study

Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 03:09 PM EDT

Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven

Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven

A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 06:40 AM EDT

Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study

Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study

Deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses may have been underreported by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the University of Virginia. Researchers looking into the nation's deadly drug overdose...

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 06:36 PM EDT

Some Meds May Do More Harm Than Good

Some Meds May Do More Harm Than Good

A new study by Consumer Reports found Americans taking more prescription pills than ever before. While some medicines are certainly lifesavers, some might be doing more harm than good. Doreen Gentzler reports....

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 07:05 PM EDT

All Montgomery Co. Schools to Stock Opioid Overdose Antidote

All Montgomery Co. Schools to Stock Opioid Overdose Antidote

When the new school year starts in September in Montgomery County, Maryland, every elementary, middle and high school will be stocked with the drug that prevents people from dying of opioid overdoses.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 08:53 AM EDT

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical...

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