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China Opens Virus Hospital, Market Plunges as Toll Grows

BEIJING — China opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash into its tumbling financial markets and further restricted people's movement in sweeping new steps Monday to contain a rapidly spreading virus and its escalating impact. Chinese President ...
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Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

WASHINGTON — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. “Meth and cocaine a...
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Cocaine Deaths up in US, and Opioids Are a Big Part of It

NEW YORK — Cocaine deaths have been rising in the U.S., health officials said Thursday in their latest report on the nation's deadliest drug overdose epidemic. After several years of decline, overdose deaths involving cocaine began rising around 2012. And t...
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Calling Teen Vaping ‘Epidemic,’ Officials Weigh Flavor Ban

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about rising teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. "The ...