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The main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital is shown Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. An intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for over two dozen near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being sued by a family alleging a dose of fentanyl hastened a woman's death. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System said it fired the doctor, reported its findings to authorities and removed multiple employees from patient care pending further investigation, including nurses who administered the medication and pharmacists. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh Huggins)
Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain medsAn Ohio hospital system says an intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked to stop lifesaving measures
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses protest outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. A member of the family that owns the company told people gathered at the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition." That's according to court documents filed Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in a case brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that accuses the company and its executives of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s
The Associated Press13 hours ago
OKC school district approves the use of medical marijuanaStudents in the Oklahoma City school district with medical conditions that require cannabis are now permitted to use the drug at school.
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Attorney general nominee Bill Barr says he would 'not go after' marijuana companies in states where cannabis is legalAttorney general nominee Bill Barr says he would 'not go after' marijuana companies in states where cannabis is legal
The Associated Press17 hours ago
This undated booking photo released by Macomb County Sheriff's Office shows Antonio Floyd. Floyd and Shantanice Barksdale have been charged in the opioid overdose of their 18-month-old daughter who died on Christmas Day. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith told the Detroit Free Press that an autopsy showed Ava Floyd had ingested up to 15 times the amount of fentanyl authorities had seen in the county's last 30 overdose deaths. The Detroit-area couple were arraigned Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, and jailed on second-degree murder charges. (Macomb County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Parents charged after toddler dies from fentanyl poisoningA Detroit-area couple has been charged in the opioid overdose of their 18-month-old daughter who died on Christmas Day
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Contagion® Announces 2019 Section Editors
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A Provocative View: We're Overdoing It on SunscreenThe advice is ever-present and official: Slather on the sunscreen and keep evil, cancer-causing rays of the sun away from your body at all times. But in a piece at Outside , Rowan Jacobsen presents a provocative counterpoint. Rounding up research from a "rogue band of researchers," he makes the case...
Newser19 hours ago
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