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Dum dee dum. Still waiting on the CDC director thingy.

Dear Mr. President, all politics aside. Okay, you still haven’t appointed a new Director for the CDC. Not sure what you’re waiting for here. This one’s a really big one. 128 more words

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Pharma firm CEO insists $89,000 drug is affordable, but what’s the true cost?

CHICAGO — When Marathon Pharmaceuticals’ $89,000 price tag for a year’s supply of its newly approved muscular dystrophy drug sparked outrage earlier this month, the company’s CEO responded with another figure: $20. 35 more words


CDC says drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled since 1999

New numbers from the

Centers for Disease Control show drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have nearly tripled since 1999; increasing in all age groups particularly white and middle-aged Americans. 165 more words


CDC Report: Heroin Epidemic Back With A Vengeance

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NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – Heroin took a huge toll on North Texas in the late 90s.

Now, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control says deaths from heroin overdoses nationwide have more than tripled in the past five years. 295 more words


Heroin Now Accounts For A Quarter Of All Fatal Overdoses In The U.S.

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 25% of U.S. drug overdoses in 2015 were related to heroin. Additionally, researchers discovered the rate of fatal drug overdoses has doubled since 1999. 166 more words

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DHEC wants your child to have a healthy smile!

By Adrianna Bradley

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) wants parents to help their little ones brush up on oral health. 579 more words

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Fatal drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999, CDC finds

(ABC)– The rate of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. more than doubled since 1999, outpacing suicide and car accidents in 2015 as a cause of death, according to a new report by the… 666 more words