FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that she has added the companies to a state-court lawsuit filed last spring against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and several opioid distributors.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jennie-O Turkey recalled ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall was the first - not counting pet food - tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states. Jennie-O's parent company, Austin, Minnesota-based Hormel Foods Corp., noted the recall was connected to one illness.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients, two of whom were voluntary patients who were allegedly prohibited from leaving. SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental Health Code, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if it is not addressed soon, according to health experts familiar with the situation in the North.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals. Christa Jordan, a nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted to donate to her friend and patient, Dayshanae Hosman, who has a genetic condition called Alagille syndrome and went on dialysis in April, the Kansas City Star reported.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. health officials say the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs. That was the finding of a report correcting an earlier study that mistakenly said farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen killed themselves most often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a corrected study Thursday. CDC officials said the 2016 study 's mistakes included the misclassification of some workers as farmers instead of managers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on California's recommended new restrictions on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies.(all times local): 11:15 a.m. An environmental group is blasting new recommendations by California regulators to curb a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies. The Pesticide Action Network says the state's recommended rules for chlorpyrifos (klohr-PY'-rih-fohs) are voluntary and have no weight behind them.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices amid a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey, with Thanksgiving approaching. The Centers for Disease Control last week said the number of reported illnesses has nearly doubled since July to 164. Minnesota has the most cases at 16. There's been one reported death , in California, linked to tainted turkey.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.