Idaho counties are suing drug companies including Purdue, Janssen and Johnson & Johnson; as well as retailers including Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid. The counties accuse the drug makers and sellers of enabling an opioid addiction epidemic.
As America copes with gun violence epidemic, there is vigorous debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring weapons, but less about firearms in the homes of aging Americans with dementia, impaired mental faculties.
Since 2013, hundreds of Idahoans may have taken valsartan drugs that are now being recalled for a possible cancer-causing impurity. About 200 people on Idaho Medicaid and a small number of hospital patients took the medication.
The latest shingles vaccination, called Shingrix, is in short supply in the Treasure Valley and nationwide. Pharmacies say wait lists for the vaccine, which was approved by the CDC in February, could last a few weeks to a few months.
New test results from the Center For Disease Control have identified six new cases tied to the outbreak at Puyallup's Good Samaritan Hospital. All those patients received intravenous injections from a nurse who no longer works at the facility.
Disease cases from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in the U.S. from 2004 to 2016, with tick-borne illness seeing the most dramatic increase. The CDC says many local health departments lack the tools to protect people.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that more than 700,000 children are referred to child protective agencies as a result of abuse or neglect in the U.S. each year. According to Purva Grover, M.D., a pediatric eme