Tag Archives: U.S.

Many U.S. drugstores fail to provide naloxone for opioid overdoses

(Reuters Health) – Despite state laws expanding access to the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription, two U.S. studies suggest many pharmacies don’t stock the drug or make it easily available to people who need it. In California, where pharmacists have been able to dispense naloxone without a prescription since 2016, fewer than one in… Read More »

U.S. concerned about Ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A doctor cares for a patient inside an isolate cube at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment… Read More »

‘Deaths of despair’: Life expectancy is falling in the U.S. and researcher warns it could happen here

TORONTO — A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests life expectancy in Canada could be threatened by the same factors that are causing it to fall in the United States. “There are some signs which are pointing in the same direction,” said Juergen Rehm of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,… Read More »