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Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

By late morning, Depomed's stock was down 3.3 percent; Insy shares were down 1.8 percent and J&J was down about 0.5 percent. Here's a link to the latest prices . "We have an obligation to everyone devastated by this epidemic to find answers", McCaskill said in a prepared statement issued Tuesday. It's now trading lower for the eighth time in its last nine trading sessions, with the one outlier being a small gain on March 24 of a nickel.

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Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

He was still wearing his welly boots, shorts and a T-shirt when he was pulled out of the belly of the beast. Salubiro, who reportedly left his home to harvest palm oil, did not get far when the incident occurred. A search party found the snake with a large bulge in its stomach, the man's boots clearly visible. Local media reported that the man's wife was away at the time and only found out about his death when video and pictures of his body being removed from the snake emerged.

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Nicotine e-cigarettes to be made legal

Users "vape" on an e-cigarette, inhaling its nicotine-containing vapour, in the way that smokers inhale the smoke of a tobacco cigarette. "For example, we have declared rest and recreation areas to be restricted smoking areas, yet there are still people smoking there", he said when replying a question by Datuk Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh (BN-Sabak Bernam) in the Dewan Rakyat Tuesday.

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Easter Bunny to arrives at Meadowbrook Mall on Saturday

The bunny will be at the mall Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m.to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. Children are invited to visit with the bunny and enjoy meet and greets with the costume characters and also participate in free face painting from 10 a.m.

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FDA approves 'game-changer' drug for serious cases of eczema

At 16 weeks among patients who received dupilumab 300 mg every two weeks in SOLO 1 and SOLO 2, respectively, 38% and 36% achieved clear or nearly clear skin as measured by the 5-point Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) scale, compared to 10% and 9% with placebo.

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Running a marathon? Beware of kidney injury

People with diabetes or high blood pressure, or people who are older, may want to work closely with trainers and doctors to keep an eye on their kidney health if they're running marathons. He added that, with adequate training, the kidneys can adapt to such physical stress. The good news is that the kidney injury seems to clear up within two days of the race, he said.

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Give blood during National Volunteer Month

The American Red Cross is trying to make up an estimated 8,500 donations nationwide cancelled this month by winter weather. Donors should drink an extra 16 ounces of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation. Donors should be at least 17 years old, 110 pounds and in generally good health. "The Boston Red Sox are proud to support the Red Cross through the Blood Donor of the Game and our other programs", said Sheri Rosenberg, Manager of Alumni and Player Relations, the Boston Red Sox.

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Immigration In Canada: Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported, Half Of Canadians Say

According to the latest figures released by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), RCMP "interceptions" of asylum seekers crossing into the country between official ports of entry rose in February to 658, up from 476 the previous month. Despite the concern over the deficit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remained popular among those polled. On the other hand, 46 percent said that the migrants will make no difference for Canada and four percent said they would make Canada safer.

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Bristan supports 'Why Wastewater?' theme for world water day

This year, the globally celebrated day is based on the theme of wastewater in an effort to draw closer attention to reducing and reusing wastewater , recognising that safely managed wastewater provides an affordable and sustainable source of water and in some cases energy.

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South Dakota governor concerned at making San Francisco's banned list

A bid in South Dakota to let people carry concealed handguns without a permit fell short this legislative session, but supporters say they believe its passage is only a matter of time. Republican Rep. Dan Kaiser, a supporter, argued that getting a concealed pistol permit can be burdensome. It takes two-thirds support in both the House and Senate to override a gubernatorial veto.

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Nail salon charges overweight customers more for pedicures

As WREG News reports, a woman from Memphis, Tennessee, was so angry with the policy at a local nail salon that she made a decision to share it with the world. While Nguyen said the sign was not his, he didn't have an issue with the policy. Nguyen told WREG that he has decided his salon will not service anyone who might be severely overweight.

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Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Afghanistan has said that fence-installation along Pak-Afghan border is unacceptable. The move, however, is extremely controversial in Afghanistan and among the Pashtu-speaking people who live on both sides of the border. The movement across the Durand Line generates revenue for both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pakistan has witnessed a growing number of cases where Islamic militants from Afghanistan cross over into the country and cause attacks or use it as a launch pad for strikes on other ...

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Delhi: TN Agriculture Minister tries to pacify agitating farmers at Jantar Mantar

Thambidurai informed protesting farmers that he has requested for a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. DMK MP Tiruchi Siva is expected to accompany the farmers. The farmers delegation headed by P Ayyakannu along with Tamil Manila Congress president G K Vasan, who offered his support to the farmers at Jantar Mantar in the morning, met the president and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

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NBA Draft 2017: Tanking Knicks hoping to land Kansas' Josh Jackson?

The Heat is two games behind them. It was downright inept in the third quarter. Detroit Pistons Lineups: PG - Smith, SG - Caldwell-Pope, SF - Morris, PF - Harris, C - Drummond. Rose believed the Knicks would be a playoff team but they instead are 28-46. During that stretch, they're scoring a lowly 94.2 points per 100 possessions, an offensive rating that ranks dead last in the National Basketball Association.

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Florida officials: Aggressive efforts to stop Zika continue

Gimenez says the lesson learned from a year ago, be aggressive, that is the approach that is being taken this time around. "So, we modeled that based on what we know about sexually transmitted disease data and the predictors of where it happens", said Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., M.Ed., associate professor of behavioral sciences and health education at Saint Louis University and the lead author of the study.

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Bridge case defendant seeks to avoid prison

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni could face about three to four years in prison when they're sentenced Wednesday in Newark. They testified that the "radio silence" treatment was ordered by Wildstein, a former political blogger and classmate of Christie's who was hired as the director of interstate capital projects at the powerful Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which operates the bridge.

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Diabetes Alert Day: Are You at Risk?

You can find out by taking this test . The Wellness Neighborhood of Tahoe Forest Health System is proud to offer Prevent T2, part of the CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program that has been shown to help at-risk adults cut their risk for developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.

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Man Found Fatally Shot in Car Outside Lynn School

Police say Brian Brito is a person of interest in his murder. North Andover Police obtained an arrest warrant for Brito charging him with aggravated rape, armed robbery while masked and kidnapping in connection with their case. He had been shot multiple times. He is being held without bail until an April 10 dangerousness hearing. Later that evening, Brito was stopped on Route 1 Monday night by state troopers who recognized the Audi he was driving from a "be on the lookout" broadcast ...

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Woman guilty of smuggling woman for surrogacy, forced labor

She admitted to paying about $3,000 to have a Mexican woman smuggled across the border to be a pregnancy surrogate, according to acting United States Attorney W. Prosecutors say Clark also starved the victim, resulting in a 65-pound weight loss. An investigation began after a neighbor saw signs of abuse on the victim and alerted authorities.

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Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

Pulses sent through the electrodes trigger muscles regulating movement of the hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder. Holding a makeshift handle pierced through a dry sponge, Kochevar scratched the side of his nose with the sponge. To counterbalance the force of gravity, which would otherwise drag his arm down, Mr Kochever was fitted with a mobile support also under his brain's control.

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Plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's body foiled

Mr Ferrari, who died in 1988, pioneered the manufacturer's road-car and F1 success throughout his reign, before his death at the age of 90. According to Automotive News , the suspects had planned to break into Ferrari's grave in Modena, Italy and have the body returned to the Ferrari family for a ransom.

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Showers and storms look likely for Eastern Kentucky

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of rain . Friday night and Saturday will be cold, wet and breezy. Calm wind becoming east around 5 miles per hour. These thunderstorms will be capable damaging wind gusts and large hail. Some of the snow may come down a little heavier at times making driving hard.

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Trump's lawyers: 'Apprentice' contestant can't sue president

Zervos alleges that Trump kissed her and engaged in "disgusting touching" in 2007. Trump's lawyers say he denies "these unfounded accusations" made in a "transparent politically-motivated attack". A Zervos attorney, Gloria Allred , said she doesn't believe the president of the United States enjoys legal immunity from a defamation lawsuit. In that case, the Supreme Court said that courts have discretion in deciding whether civil cases against the President based on private acts from ...

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Britain to decide Northern Ireland's fate after talks fail

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster, right, speaks to the media at Stormont in Belfast, flanked by Deputy DUP leader Nigel Dodds, left, as the deadline for restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland runs out later on Monday March 27, 2017.

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Devin Nunes refuses to step away from Russia probe

Nunes, R-Calif., has been the subject of growing scrutiny over the past week since he announced that members of President Donald Trump's transition team were incidentally caught up in surveillance by the US intelligence community in November, December and January.

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Republican Quits House Freedom Caucus

Many members were nervous about the Congressional Budget Officeshowing that the bill would lead eventually to 24 million people losing insurance, while some moderate Republicans anxious that ending the ACA's Medicaid expansion would hurt low-income Americans.

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Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

Though the federal government stipulates a minimum age of 18 to purchase marijuana in stores, provinces will be free to raise the age as they see fit. What could the USA learn from Canada? Canadian marijuana stocks got a boost following Monday's report . The countries of North America are legalising the cannabis, in 2016, four states in the USA (California , Massachusetts , Maine , Nevada ) voted for an approval the use of recreational marijuana .

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No warning works, Resident doctors' strike continues

There has been no discussion on compensation for the doctors who were victims of attacks in that state. Attacks on doctors in recent years have been triggered by frustrations with the public healthcare system, analysts say. The Indian Medical Association (IMA), the country's largest private body of doctors, said it was concerned about the scale of attacks on doctors in recent times.

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Owners revamp video replay for officiating

Leaping is called when any defender runs forward and leaps, attempting to block a field goal or extra point, and lands on any player from the opposing team. - Unsportsmanlike penalties will be assessed to players who commit multiple fouls on a single play in an effort to manipulate the game clock. By Competition Committee; Changes the procedures for returning a player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness to the Active List to be similar to those ...

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Why Sears Holdings, DryShips, and Red Hat Jumped Today

Credit Suisse maintained the shares of BERY in report on Friday, August 12 with "Outperform" rating. Wells Fargo & Co initiated coverage on Red Hat in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. & worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. (NYSE:VG) declined -0.16% to $6.22. Buy rating has been given by 5 analysts to the company stock whereas 1 analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 11 analysts given HOLD rating.

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Study Shows No Long-Term Cognitive Benefit To Breastfeeding

Orosz, who was not part of the study , said the alleged benefits of breastfeeding were practically "non-existing" when controlling all the variables, as he admitted that analyzing education level and income of each family gives more accurate results at the time of conducting investigations.

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ME unemployment rate continues to fall

The changes follow a drop in the statewide unemployment rate, which fell three tenths of a percent to 5.2 percent, according to data not adjusted for seasonal factors. There were 485,000 unemployed people in the country during the period. The Syracuse region's unemployment rate jumped to 5.7 percent from 5.5 percent a year ago.

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Fallen officer 'already a hero' after saving colleague's life

Romanian officials have not identified the woman, who fell into the Thames River when a SUV plowed into pedestrians on Wednesday, citing privacy regulations. The man who carried out the attack was British born and known to M-I-5. The family police constable Keith Palmer have said they have been "overwhelmed" by the amount of support they have received in the wake of his cold-blooded murder.

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Want to count your sperm accurately? There's a smartphone App for…

Also, compared to traditional testing methods, this new one identifies abornal semen samples with 98 percent accuracy. "With this device at home, a man can avoid the embarrassment and stress of providing a sample in a doctor's office". The sensitivity of the test, or the ability to correctly diagnose abnormal samples, was 99.3 percent; the specificity, or the ability to correctly detect normal samples, was 89.4 percent.

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Cats actually do like humans

In a study conducted over 50 adult cats, the researchers found out that cats really prefer humans than food, toys, scents, and treats, IFL Science reported. Overall, the authors found that social interaction was the most preferred stimulus, followed by food. For the study, felines went through a series of cognitive tests.