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Doctors Call For Pullback On Narcotics For Chronic Pain

An editorial published in the Archives of Internal Medicine says there's a troubling shortfall in the evidence to support the use of narcotics like Oxycontin for long-term treatment of pain. And, there's ample evidence of harm.

In Texas, Perry's Vaccine Mandate Provoked Anger

The most dramatic moment of the GOP debate in Florida revolved around Gov. Rick Perry and his 2007 executive order mandating that young girls in Texas get the HPV vaccine. In 2007, this move mystified Republicans and revealed what some saw as a backroom deal.

Cocaine Mule Busted In Sao Paulo

A man arrested Monday at an airport in Brazil had quite a bit of undeclared carry-on luggage: 72 bags containing almost a kilogram of cocaine inside his body.

Packaging Mix-Up For Birth Control Pills Prompts Recall

A maker of is recalling a slew of birth control pills because a mistake in the factory put the pills in the wrong place inside plastic packages. The error could leave women taking the pills at risk for unintended pregnancy.
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Va. Board Approves Abortion Regulations

The Virginia Board of Health approved emergency regulations of abortion clinics that critics say may cause many state clinics to shut down.


First Lady Leans On Darden Restaurants To Shave Calories Off Menus

The company has pledged to reduce its calorie and sodium footprints with a goal of 10 percent reduction over the next five years and 20 percent in the next decade. It says its restaurants will also downsize meal portions.