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ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivorsThe American Civil Liberties Union is asking an Ohio community to stop charging drug users revived by emergency responders using an overdose antidote
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This image provided by Sanofi shows a box containing two single-dose pre-filled syringes of the drug Dupixent. On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema, which causes red, fiercely itchy rashes on the face, arms and legs. (Rodrigo Cid/Sanofi via AP)
FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema casesU.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema
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FILE - This March 16, 2017 file photo released by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office shows a cyanide device in Pocatello, Idaho. The cyanide device, called M-44, is spring-activated and shoots poison that is meant to kill predators. The device that doused a 14-year-old boy and killed his dog was placed on public land despite a document by federal officials stating they would avoid such areas to reduce the risk of exactly what happened. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in November said it would not put the M-44 devices on public land in Idaho. But the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says GPS coordinates put the device on BLM land near Pocatello. (Bannock County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policyOfficials say a cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier to halt use of the devices on all the state's U.S.-owned land
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, demonstrators gather to counter an anti-Planned Parenthood rally in Kent, Wash. Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future.  (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP, File)
States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP billThe failure of the Republican health care overhaul isn't stopping some Democratic state lawmakers from pushing legislation to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plansA Democratic senator says she is looking into whether drugmakers are contributing to an overuse of painkillers by Americans
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One nay vote was added Tuesday to Monday's 25-13 vote in favor of expansion of KanCare by the Senate. The nay vote added to the roll Tuesday, March, 28, 2017, was from Sen. Caryn Tyson, R-Parker, who missed yesterday's vote because of a family emergency. (Thad Allton /The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand MedicaidKansas' Republican-controlled Legislature has approved an expansion of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., flanked by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., right rear, speaks with reporters following a closed-door strategy session, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health billWhite House officials and Senate Republican leaders say they're ready to move on to other issues and leave efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law behind them for now
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A health worker ink-marked finger of a child after being vaccinated for polio in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. A Pakistani health official said a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the polio virus were found in the city's sewage system. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in IslamabadA Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the virus were found in the city's sewage system
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Kansas state Sen. Rob Olson, right, R-Olathe, confers with Sen. Dennis Pyle, left, R-Hiawatha, during the Senate's debate on a bill expanding the state's Medicaid program, Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The two oppose the measure but supporters have been buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to pass a bill repealing the 2010 federal law encouraging states to expand their Medicaid programs. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in KansasLegislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by events in Washington
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FILE - In a  March 23, 2017 file photo, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, departs after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," March 26, 2017, Priebus made clear that President Donald Trump would be seeking support from moderate Democrats for upcoming legislative battles.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agendaPresident Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill
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EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warmingThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency says President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming
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In this photo provided by Clare Schexnyder, small business owner Clare Schexnyder, 49, poses with her daughter, Sofi, in their kitchen in Decatur, Ga., on Jan. 27, 2017. A breast cancer survivor, Schexnyder says she wouldn’t be alive if not for the Obamacare that paid for her mammograms, and finds it “unforgiveable” that Republicans are sabotaging access to affordable health care.  (Clare Schexnydervia AP)
New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'Americans who benefited from President Barack Obama's health care law and were relieved when a Republican push to repeal it failed are facing a new set of anxieties as President Donald Trump vows to let the law "explode."
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