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14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

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BOSTON (AP) — In the biggest criminal case ever brought in the U.S. over contaminated medicine, 14 former owners or employees of a Massachus... Full Story

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  • 14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak
    14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON (AP) — In the biggest criminal case ever brought in the U.S. over contaminated medicine, 14 former owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people.

  • Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

    For the first time in several decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end up severely dsabled.

  • Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year
    Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.

  • UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

    LONDON (AP) — New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.

  • House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital
    House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola surveillance teams fanned out Wednesday in Sierra Leone's capital to search for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and gatherings in a bid to stop the disease's spread.

  • Marijuana research projects getting state funding

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot's medical potential.

  • Clinton denounces torture, says black lives matter
    Clinton denounces torture, says black lives matter

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she's proud to have been part of an administration that "banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations" and said the U.S. should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world.

  • Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington

    SEATTLE (AP) — Agriculture officials said Tuesday they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern.

  • Congress agrees to widen federal help for disabled

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Tuesday to the most sweeping legislation to help the disabled in a quarter century, allowing Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for needs such as education, housing and health care.

  • Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge
    Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

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