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Fall trial set for pharmacist in 11 Michigan meningitis deaths after plea deal talks fizzle

Fall trial set for pharmacist in 11 Michigan meningitis deaths after plea deal talks fizzle

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A judge set a fall trial Friday for a pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of 11 Michigan residents who died in a 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroids from a Massachusetts lab.

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Voters in both Colorado and South Dakota will have a say on abortion rights this fall after supporters collected enough valid signatures to put measures on the ballot, part of a national push to pose abortion rights questions to voters since the U.S.
Parents of disabled children sue Indiana over Medicaid changes addressing $1 billion shortfall

Parents of disabled children sue Indiana over Medicaid changes addressing $1 billion shortfall

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Parents of two children with disabilities are suing an Indiana agency in federal court over changes to attendant care services they say violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal Medicaid laws.
Doctors recommend ways to combat waste, pollutants in health-care

Doctors recommend ways to combat waste, pollutants in health-care

Health-care professionals are joining forcesto cut down on waste including single-use plastics, surgical gloves and syringes where possible. Many have provided recommendations to the advocacy group Choosing Wisely Canada.
P.E.I. considers banning people born after certain date from buying tobacco products

P.E.I. considers banning people born after certain date from buying tobacco products

CHARLOTTETOWN — In a bold bid to stop young people from smoking, health officials in P.E.I. are proposing a ban on tobacco sales to anyone born after a certain date.
NACI recommends universal immunization program against RSV for infants

NACI recommends universal immunization program against RSV for infants

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is recommending a universal immunization program against respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, for all infants.
English fishing village told to boil water after a parasite outbreak sickens over 45 people

English fishing village told to boil water after a parasite outbreak sickens over 45 people

LONDON (AP) — A scenic fishing village in southwestern England was under instructions to boil its tap water for a third day on Friday after a parasite sickened more than 45 people in the latest example of Britain's troubled water system .
Families urge passage of Ontario NDP bill to create missing vulnerable people alerts

Families urge passage of Ontario NDP bill to create missing vulnerable people alerts

TORONTO — The father of an 11-year-old boy with autism and the daughter of a senior with Alzheimer's disease, who both died after going missing, are among those urging the Ontario government to create a new alert to keep people like them safe.
Judge says South Carolina can enforce 6-week abortion ban amid dispute over when a heartbeat begins

Judge says South Carolina can enforce 6-week abortion ban amid dispute over when a heartbeat begins

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state judge has ruled that South Carolina can continue to enforce a ban on nearly all abortions around six weeks after conception as an appeal continues on what exactly defines a heartbeat under the law.
Watchdog: EPA's lead pipe fix sent about $3 billion to states based on unverified data

Watchdog: EPA's lead pipe fix sent about $3 billion to states based on unverified data

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