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  • Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat to users
    Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat to users

    Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like heroin but may not respond to commonly used doses of the opiate-reversal drug naloxone because it is so powerful, a new study reports.

  • Childbearing outside of marriage down, except in older women
    Childbearing outside of marriage down, except in older women

    Driven by a decline in childbirth among teens, African American and Latina women, the United States has seen the steepest decline in births among unmarried women since the trend began a steady increase in the 1940s and surged after 1980.

  • FDA approves Belsomra, a new prescription sleep drug
    FDA approves Belsomra, a new prescription sleep drug

    The Food & Drug Administration on Wednesday approved U.S. marketing of the first in a new class of sleep drugs that targets the brain's wakefulness centers to speed the onset of sleep and reduce nighttime awakening. The new medication, which goes by the generic name suvorexant, is to be...

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