Medicine

 OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier.
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AP News
September 11, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.
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Group of doctors.
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KYW Staff
September 04, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Recently, educators have become increasingly concerned, not about the quality of the people going to medical school, but the medical world they are entering.
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Opioids.
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KYW Staff
August 26, 2019 - 7:30 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is good news from a study performed at the University of Michigan. According to researchers looking at prescription data from over 11,000...
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In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J.
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August 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm
By Linda A. Johnson and Nicky Forster, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis. After years of frequent list price hikes, many...
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August 18, 2019 - 8:51 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report from the University of Connecticut has found that men often don't seek help for medical problems because of body self-image issues. Some may...
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On Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, health officials reported that prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades.
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August 06, 2019 - 5:26 pm
By Mike Stobbe NEW YORK (AP) — Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades. The number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed by U.S. retail pharmacies doubled...
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Mike Dougherty
July 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some people say music is like a drug, and a new study from Penn Medicine finds a calming tune can be just as effective at treating anxiety prior to an operation as a mild sedative. "Researchers actually evaluated that track and saw that there was reduction in anxiety...
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July 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the best ways to curb the opioid epidemic is to have physicians prescribe them only when absolutely necessary. Numerous studies have shown that in...
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Hadas Kuznits
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sharon Pennock says she needs insulin to live. "My doctor and I had discussed the need to increase the prescription by one vial per month," she said. But when she went to fill her new prescription at her Broomall CVS, it was denied. She was told "that it exceeded the...
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Michael Senisch
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Mike DeNardo
June 05, 2019 - 3:14 pm
ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Michael Senisch wants his job back. He had been a paramedic for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in South Jersey for 34 years, but he was fired in 2016 for using a form of an alternative medicine on a cancer patient. After a two-and-a-half week trial, an...
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