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.
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital has rescheduled patient occupancy for Dec. 8 because "significant construction work (is) yet to be completed," officials announced today.
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.

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