Rick Callahan, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 10:06am
As the nation's opioid epidemic intensified, Indiana cracked down on over-prescribing doctors and "pill mills" catering to people with addictions. The state also took aim at doctor-shopping — the practice of visiting multiple physicians to score more painkillers.
Stan Choe, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 9:54am
U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After flipping from modest losses to gains, the Standard & Poor's 500 index is on track to end the week roughly where it started.
John Flesher, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 9:48am
A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.
Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."
Gov. Rick Snyder is urging the Republican-led Michigan House to pass economic development tax incentives when it meets in July, saying there's still time to lure a Taiwanese electronics giant to the state.
Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 9:30am
Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.
Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 9:24am
State hospitals in Sri Lanka were paralyzed Friday as doctors went on strike to demand that a private medical university be shut down, saying it could jeopardize health care standards in the island nation.
China's Foreign Minister called for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis on Friday, saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country.