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Fentanyl Found in Three Individuals who died from Overdoses

Fentanyl Found in Three Individuals who died from Overdoses

ANCHORAGE — Some heroin-containing drugs recently being distributed in Alaska have significant amounts of fentanyl, increasing the risk of overdose and death. The state medical examiner has confirmed that three individuals who recently died of overdose in Anchorage have tested positive for fentanyl and other substances including heroin…

Rape Kit Reform Passes House, Sent to Governor’s Desk for Signing

Rape Kit Reform Passes House, Sent to Governor’s Desk for Signing

Juneau – The Alaska Legislature passed legislation this week that includes a measure put forward by Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) mandating a statewide audit of sexual assault examination kits. The House added the measure to Senate Bill 55, which would put in place technical changes and clarifications to…

Gottlieb Confirmed as FDA Commissioner

Gottlieb Confirmed as FDA Commissioner

Largely on party lines, Trump’s choice for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, was confirmed by the Senate on a vote of 57-42 on Tuesday. Gottlieb, a physician with ties to the pharmaceutical industry, previously served as the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner and was also an official…

Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Attack

Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Attack

A widely used family of over-the-counter painkillers may increase the risk of having a heart attack, a new…

Trump Confident Senate Will Join House in Repealing US Health Law

Trump Confident Senate Will Join House in Repealing US Health Law

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is confident the U.S. Senate will join the House in repealing and…

Researchers Discover How Flu Viruses Hijack Human Cell Machinery

Researchers Discover How Flu Viruses Hijack Human Cell Machinery

Much is known about flu viruses, but little is understood about how they reproduce inside human host cells,…

U.S. House Passes ‘American Healthcare Act’ on Republican Vote

U.S. House Passes ‘American Healthcare Act’ on Republican Vote

After weeks of intense negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Republican bill to repeal and replace…

Social Smoking Carries Same Heart-Disease Risks as Everyday Habit

Social Smoking Carries Same Heart-Disease Risks as Everyday Habit

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Social smokers’ risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who…

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