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Lenny Bernstein covers health and medicine. He started as an editor on The Washington Post’s National desk in 2000 and has worked in Metro and Sports.
A large study found that it does not stave off death, cardiovascular disease or disability. But it does increase the risk of internal bleeding.
Leana Wen is an emergency-room doctor by training and one of the more outspoken and progressive advocates of new ways of grappling with the opioid epidemic.
Local officials want to open facilities where drug users can be monitored to prevent overdoses. Federal authorities have promised ‘aggressive’ action against any city that does.
A vaccination drive and experimental treatments are underway, the head of the CDC said.
Synthetic drugs, including fentanyl, are driving the overdose death rates to record levels nationwide.
A government requirement that bidders have three years of experience favors the contract-holder, competitors charged.
The use of narcotic painkillers is common, even for an injury best treated with rest, ice and nonaddictive painkillers, the researchers said.
LiveOnNY consistently ranks as one of the nation’s worst groups at recovering organs for transplantation.
Officials had secretly solicited over $60 million from beer and liquor companies to fund the research.
Ambien and Provigil are widely used and safe, but should not be handed out indiscriminately, experts say.