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For 1st Time in 4 Years, US Life Expectancy Rises — a Little

NEW YORK — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses. Fo...
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5 States Announce New Suits Over Prescription Opioids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. "There's ...
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Drug Company Used Rap Video to Push for Higher Doses, Sales

BOSTON  — Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps to push the drug. They're charged with scheming to pay doct...
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Autopsy Finds Rapper Mac Miller Died From Drugs and Alcohol

LOS ANGELES — Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose due to a combination of alcohol and drugs, including fentanyl, a coroner's report released Monday said. The Los Angeles County coroner's report named the 26-year-old Miller's cause of death as "mixed...