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The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid EpidemicThe request comes amid a spike in overdoses of the over-the-counter drugs



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'Fox And Friends' Host Goes Anti-Vaxxer Amid Deadly Flu Epidemic

'Fox And Friends' Host Goes Anti-Vaxxer Amid Deadly Flu EpidemicWatch the latest video at foxnews.com “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade is spreading misinformation about vaccines as this year’s particularly deadly flu epidemic spreads across the United States.



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Flu epidemic three times worse than last year at this time

Flu epidemic three times worse than last year at this timeThis flu season has already claimed the lives of 30 children, and new research finds it might be spread simply by breathing. Hospitals are now taking extra precautions to isolate patients.



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U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemic

U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemicIn his first televised interview since taking office, Surgeon General Jerome Adams tells NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres that he wants to get Naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid overdoses, “in the hands of more people."



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Trump declares opioid epidemic a national emergency: What it means

Trump declares opioid epidemic a national emergency: What it meansPresident Donald Trump has informally declared a national emergency for the opioid epidemic.



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Trump says U.S. will 'win' fight against opioid epidemic

Trump says U.S. will 'win' fight against opioid epidemicTrump held a “major briefing” at his private golf club to discuss how to properly combat the crisis and “keep youth from going down this deadly path.”



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Amid opioid epidemic, Vivitrol finds success marketing to judges and jailers

Amid opioid epidemic, Vivitrol finds success marketing to judges and jailersThe biotech company Alkermes is finding success marketing its opioid-abuse drug Vivitrol to the criminal justice system. But some physicians fear the company’s tactics are contributing to a stigma surrounding competing treatments that have been researched more extensively.



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Librarians On Front Lines of Philadelphia’s Heroin Epidemic

Librarians On Front Lines of Philadelphia’s Heroin EpidemicAfter librarians saw a big increase in people overdosing on heroin just outside their building in McPherson Square Park, they took matters into their own hands to save lives.



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Drug epidemic stalls HIV decline in whites who shoot up

FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo, a syringe is pictured along West Main Street in downtown Austin, Ind., in Scott County, Ind. The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation’s drug abuse epidemic. Health officials released the news Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, as part of a call for more use of needle exchange programs. Last year rural Scott County experienced an HIV outbreak, in which more than 100 injection drug users were infected. The state’s governor at the time - Mike Pence, now the vice president-elect - declared a public health emergency and authorized a limited need-exchange program to prevent the virus from spreading further. (Christopher Fryer /News and Tribune via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation's drug abuse epidemic.



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Official: Fourth-largest city in Russia has HIV epidemic

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian health officials say one in 50 people in the country’s fourth-largest city is carrying the HIV virus as Russia struggles to deal with a rapidly rising number of infections.
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