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  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 5 A.M.

    Antidepressants aren’t just for depression anymore, study finds

    Antidepressants didn’t get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10 percent …


  • MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 12:44 P.M.

    New dog medication treats noise-related anxiety

    Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit, thanks to the first prescription medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises.


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2014, 3:58 A.M.

    Battered, Greece faces years to recoup recession

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a tiny, windowless storeroom, elderly women sort through items normally destined for the trash. It’s an unlikely place to be saving lives.


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014, 7:36 P.M.

    Spokane County Jail asks for more nurses

    The aging Spokane County Jail, filled to the brim with inmates requiring mental health care, needs more help screening arrestees coming through the doors, officials say.


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

    House Call: As you age, medications bring more risks

    Remember the first time you found a gray hair? Or noticed fine lines around your eyes? You may be less aware of internal changes happening as you age because you …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013

    Jail policy on prescription meds can leave care gaps

    Spokane County spent about $60,000 a month last year doling out prescription medicine to inmates at Geiger Corrections Center and the Spokane County Jail. Ninety percent of the prescriptions were …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012, 5:53 A.M.

    FDA warns doctors of counterfeit Botox

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have warned more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe. …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 12:27 A.M.

    President’s pot comments prompt call for policy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he won’t go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But advocates …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 3:24 P.M.

    Pot proponents hopeful, wary after Obama comments

    SEATTLE (AP) — Officials and pot advocates looking for any sign of whether the Obama administration will sue to block legal pot laws in Washington state and Colorado or stand …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 9:40 A.M.

    Washington could become pot source for neighbors

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Now that marijuana is legal in neighboring Washington state, Portland police are offering some helpful advice to Oregon pot users. Sure, you can go over to …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:53 P.M.

    For Washington state, legal pot _ and now what?

    SEATTLE (AP) — People openly lit joints under the Space Needle and on Seattle’s sidewalks — then blew the smoke at TV news cameras. To those looking to “get baked,” …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:57 A.M.

    As pot goes proper, a history of weed

    SEATTLE (AP) — The grass is no greener. But, finally, it’s legal — at least somewhere in America. It’s been a long, strange trip for marijuana. Washington state and Colorado …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 4:20 P.M.

    Pot legalization no free ride to smoke on campus

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012, 2:28 P.M.

    Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war

    DENVER (AP) — First came marijuana as medicine. Now comes legal pot for the people. Those who have argued for decades that legalizing and taxing weed would be better than …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 9:09 A.M.

    Unprecedented ‘black mold’ meningitis a challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory. Never before has this particular …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 2:14 P.M.

    Study: Aspirin may help treat some colon cancers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 1 A.M.

    Questions for Medicare in meningitis outbreak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is coming under scrutiny in the meningitis outbreak that has rekindled doubts about the safety of the nation’s drug supply. The giant health insurance program for …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 10:52 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Questions for Medicare in outbreak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is coming under scrutiny in the meningitis outbreak that has rekindled doubts about the safety of the nation’s drug supply. The giant health insurance program for …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 10:51 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Tenn.’s meningitis has likely peaked

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s chief medical officer says the rate of new infections from a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak appears to be declining in the state where it was …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 7:32 A.M.

    Study: Multivitamins may lower cancer risk in men

    America’s favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 1:50 P.M.

    Dirty shoes? How did steroids get contaminated?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients? There are …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 11:30 A.M.

    Medical marijuana advocates want drug reclassified

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington is considering whether marijuana should be reclassified from its current status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use. Last …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 12:05 P.M.

    FDA: Pharmacy’s other drugs may be causing illness

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012, 11:34 A.M.

    FDA regulation of pharmacies has knotty history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies, which have periodically been blamed for crippling and …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012, 1:12 P.M.

    CDC: Meningitis outbreak growing, 14 people dead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have tracked down 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in the nation’s growing meningitis outbreak, warning Thursday …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 12:30 P.M.

    Mass. gov: Drug firm may have misled regulators

    BOSTON (AP) — The specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 12:15 P.M.

    2 US scientists win Nobel chemistry prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of how the cells in our bodies pick up signals as diverse as hormones, smells, …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 10:33 A.M.

    Alzheimer drug shows some promise in mild disease

    BOSTON (AP) — Combined results from two studies of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug suggest it might modestly slow mental decline, especially in patients with mild disease. Taken separately, the studies …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 2:27 P.M.

    Docs say spine shots for steroids are usually safe

    CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of people get steroid shots in their backs to relieve pain. Now they are probably wondering if it’s safe. In 23 states, hundreds, possibly thousands, of …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 12:48 P.M.

    Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 47

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the tally from a deadly meningitis outbreak rose Friday, health officials identified the medical clinics across the country that received steroid shots for back pain …


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