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Amazon launches a subscription prescription drug service

Amazon launches a subscription prescription drug service

Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing health care business. The retail giant said Tuesday that it will launch RxPass, a subscription service for customers who have Prime memberships.
FAO: Rising prices, food insecurity add to ranks of hungry

FAO: Rising prices, food insecurity add to ranks of hungry

BANGKOK (AP) — Growing numbers of people in Asia lack enough to eat as food insecurity rises with higher prices and worsening poverty, according to a report released Tuesday by the Food and Agricultural Organization and other United Nations agencies.
Network outage that affected some health-care services in Alberta is resolved: AHS

Network outage that affected some health-care services in Alberta is resolved: AHS

CALGARY — Doctors and staff at hospitals across Alberta went back to using paper charts, whiteboards and phone calls to communicate with each other during a network outage on Monday, said a senior official with Alberta Health Services.
Bill passed after emergency debate halts ambulance strike in Newfoundland

Bill passed after emergency debate halts ambulance strike in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Nearly 12 hours after an emergency sitting began in Newfoundland and Labrador's legislature, the government passed a bill that sent striking first responders back to work.
Oregon launches abortion hotline offering free legal advice

Oregon launches abortion hotline offering free legal advice

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is launching a new abortion hotline offering free legal advice to callers, moving to further defend abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v.
New Mexico AG seeks to codify abortion rights, nullify bans

New Mexico AG seeks to codify abortion rights, nullify bans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top prosecutor on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to nullify abortion ordinances that local elected officials have passed in conservative reaches of the Democratic-led state.
US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.
Alberta government contracts out thousands of hip and knee surgeries

Alberta government contracts out thousands of hip and knee surgeries

CALGARY — Alberta Health says it will contract out thousands of orthopedic surgeries to chartered surgical facilities in Calgary.
'Diamond' of pro-Trump commentary duo dies of heart disease

'Diamond' of pro-Trump commentary duo dies of heart disease

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West Virginia Senate passes mandate on rape kit training

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Victims of sexual assault in West Virginia may have an easier time finding health care providers to conduct forensic examinations and collect rape kits if a bill passed Monday by the state Senate becomes law.