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  • Heinrich to host discussion on New Mexico's heroin problem

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    OHKAY OWINGEH, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is planning a community discussion in northern New Mexico to address the state's growing heroin and prescription drug addiction epidemic. The New Mexico Democrat will tour treatment centers in the Espanola Valley before arriving at the pueblo...

  • Elder abuse: It could be your mom, dad, friend

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — An elderly woman with dementia in a Lake Oswego assisted-living facility had no idea her only living relative, a niece in Seaside, was stealing $350,000 from her. Instead of making payments to the assisted-living facility and pharmacies, the niece, who controlled her aunt's...

  • Sedalia School District 200 works to help homeless students

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Homelessness takes many faces in the community. but one many people may not see or know exists is the number of homeless students found locally in the district and the hurdles they face including the threat of human trafficking. This year according to information provided by Deanna Clark,...

  • Man poses as employee and steals from Wal-Mart, facing grand larceny charges

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A Ketchum man allegedly posed as a Wal-Mart employee to steal electronic items to support his methamphetamine addiction. According to information filed in the case, Hunter Blake Price, 24, is facing charges of grand larceny, attempted grand larceny and knowingly concealing stolen property....

  • Combatting opioid addiction a national priority

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Friday, Feb. 12: ——— America is suffering from a pernicious and growing addiction to a category of drugs that include prescription pain medications and heroin. Opioid abuse and overdoses take a lethal toll across the country. The...

  • Kroger announces pharmacies to dispense Naloxone without prescription

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co.’s Cincinnati-Dayton Division announced Friday that it will make opioid overdose reversal medicine Naloxone available without a prescription at its 84 pharmacies in Ohio and 16 pharmacies in Northern Kentucky starting Monday. The announcement also covers 112...

  • Kroger to offer anti-overdose drug without prescription

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. is making the heroin overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, joined Kroger officials at a...

  • Your Neanderthal inheritance could affect your mood, your skin and your smoking habits

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    It’s been 40,000 years since the Neanderthals disappeared, but their lingering genetic legacy may be influencing your health. If you are of Asian or European descent, about 2 percent of your genome came from your Neanderthal ancestors, scientists say. Now, new evidence suggests this inheritance...

  • Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate. "People told me: 'They're...

  • Assembly to vote on drug treatment dollars

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Drug treatment and diversion programs would get an additional $2 million annually under a bill the state Assembly is set to take up. The money would come out of the state Department of Health Services account for mental health hospitals and institutions and be redistributed...

  • Former Las Cruces doctor pleads guilty to federal charges

    Yesterday

    LAS CRUCES - Pawankumar Jain, 63, a former doctor, entered a guilty plea Thursday in federal court in Las Cruces for illegally dispensing prescription pain killers and defrauding Medicare, resulting in the death of a woman. Jain admitted to the two counts as part of a that will result in the...

  • CDC’s patronizing alcohol advisory

    Yesterday

    The American medical establishment instructs pregnant women to not drink alcohol, and those who ignore this advice — like those who do not breast-feed their children — are subject to social shaming. Is the circle of shame about to get a lot bigger? Citing the dangers of fetal alcohol spectrum...

  • Washington can help bring an end to voter anger

    Yesterday

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors: ——— Democratic and Republican party elites have found common ground: panic over what happened Tuesday in New Hampshire. For an antidote to their anxiety, they might consider changing the way they do business in Washington. Voters...

  • Debate on prescription drug monitoring held up in Missouri House

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri House this week was primed to send a bill to the Senate that would change the state's status as the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program. But the bill has attracted mixed reviews from Republicans concerned about privacy, and the GOP sponsor of...

  • Opponents urge lawmakers to snuff out tobacco tax increase

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's tobacco tax could more than double under a bill that is drawing praise from health officials but strong criticism from retailers, grocers and smokers. A legislative committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill by Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island that would bump...

  • Movie Review: 'Zoolander 2'

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    There are three slightly redeeming aspects to “Zoolander 2”: two funny, brief cameos by Kiefer Sutherland and Sting and the promise that we can check another unnecessary nostalgic comedy sequel off of the list, with hopes it will never return. Much like its brethren of recently released sequels...

  • Missouri lawmakers debate proper response to opiate deaths

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering how to combat rising levels of opiate addiction — and while some proposals have garnered widespread support, others face challenges over funding and privacy concerns. The House voted 154-2 Thursday to allow pharmacists to sell...

  • CC Sabathia: Alcohol rehab couldn’t wait until after postseason

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    While fans were wondering why CC Sabathia chose the week of the AL wild-card game to enter rehab for alcohol addiction, he and his wife, Amber, were firm in their decision. He needed the help and he needed it now. “I think everybody else was trying to figure out the timing, but I wasn’t really...

  • Opponents: Hawaii fantasy sports bill could create loophole

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of a Hawaii bill that would outlaw fantasy sports in certain circumstances say it could instead create a loophole to legalize the contests. Nearly 60 million Americans play fantasy sports. Whether states should allow fantasy sports sites has caught the attention of...

  • Dems seek drug abuse funds as election-year issue sharpens

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats called Thursday for hundreds of millions in emergency spending to fight drug abuse but ran into Republican resistance as another health issue spiraled into an election-year showdown. With the calendar edging deeper into the campaign season, the latest...



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