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Oregon's drug decriminalization gets poor marks on audit

Oregon's drug decriminalization gets poor marks on audit

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization has had a rocky start , but Secretary of State Shemia Fagan said Thursday in releasing an audit of the program that it’s too early to call it a failure.
Ontario proposes getting out-of-province doctors to work more quickly

Ontario proposes getting out-of-province doctors to work more quickly

Health-care workers from across Canada could soon start practising in Ontario more quickly under legislation the provincial government plans to introduce next month.
US settlement signals protections for addiction medicine

US settlement signals protections for addiction medicine

NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Indiana's top court weighing challenge to state abortion ban

Indiana's top court weighing challenge to state abortion ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top state lawyer on Thursday urged the Indiana Supreme Court to uphold the state’s Republican-backed abortion ban, even as the justices weighed whether they should decide its constitutionality before lower courts have fully cons
China accuses 'some Western media' of COVID-19 coverage bias

China accuses 'some Western media' of COVID-19 coverage bias

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday accused “some Western media” of bias, smears and political manipulation in their coverage of China’s abrupt ending of its strict “zero-COVID” policy, as it issued a vigorous defense of actions taken to prepare for the
Hong Kong to scrap isolation rule for new COVID-19 cases

Hong Kong to scrap isolation rule for new COVID-19 cases

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will scrap its mandatory isolation rule for people infected with COVID-19 starting Jan. 30 as part of its strategy to return the semi-autonomous Chinese city to normalcy, the city's leader said Thursday.
Alberta says first shipment of kid's pain reliever has arrived, will go to hospitals

Alberta says first shipment of kid's pain reliever has arrived, will go to hospitals

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says its first shipment of children's pain reliever it ordered has arrived and will be distributed to hospitals immediately.
Lesion removed from Jill Biden's eyelid was non-cancerous

Lesion removed from Jill Biden's eyelid was non-cancerous

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lesion removed by surgeons last week from first lady Jill Biden’s left eyelid was a non-cancerous growth, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, physician to President Joe Biden, said Wednesday.
Transgender youth reemerge as statehouse focal point in Utah

Transgender youth reemerge as statehouse focal point in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers wasted no time this week before returning to an issue that has become a popular topic in GOP-led statehouses: Trying to limit medical options doctors are allowed to provide transgender youth.

2 treated for likely fentanyl exposure at Oregon school

WILLAMINA, Ore. (AP) — A student and a deputy were treated at a hospital Tuesday after they likely were exposed to fentanyl at an Oregon middle school, authorities said.