In its effort to tackle the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the federal government has taken a couple of major steps in the past few weeks.
Sunday - Health
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital has rescheduled patient occupancy for Dec. 8 because "significant construction work (is) yet to be completed," officials announced today.
Thursday - Health
A weight-loss drug from a Danish drugmaker helped people get thinner, U.S. regulators said Tuesday, as the company became the latest to push a pharmaceutical remedy for America’s obesity woes.
Wednesday - Health
- Liberia Ebola cases grow rapidly
In Liberia’s capital of Monrovia, taxis filled with families crisscross the city, searching in vain for a facility with space to treat loved ones infected with the Ebola virus. Children orphaned by the disease and shunned by other relatives have nowhere to go.Tuesday - Health
- Child respiratory illness hits 10 states
Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.Tuesday - Health
- 'Stand Up to Cancer' raises $109 million
LOS ANGELES – The star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telethon that aired on broadcast and cable networks in the United States and Canada raised $109 million.September 8, 2014 - Health