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Indonesia says contaminated medicines linked to 99 deaths

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia has found contaminated medicines that are suspected of being linked to the deaths of 99 children…

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Hacker holds Australian health insurer’s data for ransom

CANBERRA, Australia — A cybercriminal was holding for ransom an Australian health insurer’s customer data including diagnoses and treatments, in…

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FDA panel backs removal of unproven pregnancy drug

WASHINGTON — Federal health advisers ruled Wednesday that a drug intended to prevent premature births doesn’t work, clearing the way…

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FDA pushes to remove pregnancy drug, company pushes back

WASHINGTON — The maker of the only U.S. drug intended to prevent premature births is making a last-ditch effort this…

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Biden’s pot pardons could boost states’ legalization drives

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — There are few surprises expected on Election Day in solidly Republican Arkansas, where Donald Trump’s former…

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Clinics offer free vasectomies, citing a surge in demand

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Denny Dalliance had long worried about what would happen if he fathered a child because his…

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Vanderbilt to review gender-affirming surgeries for minors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced Friday that they are pausing gender-affirming surgeries for minors in…

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Gambia urgently recalls syrups blamed for 66 child deaths

BANJUL, Gambia — Gambia has launched an urgent door-to-door campaign to remove cough and cold syrups blamed for the deaths…

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Nobel Prize for 3 chemists who made molecules ‘click’

STOCKHOLM — Three scientists were jointly awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way of…

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Oklahoma governor urges action on anti-transgender medicine

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday targeting medical treatments for transgender youth and called on…

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