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US health chief says opioid overdose deaths beginning to level off

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The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary...

Bradley Byrne: SUPPORT in times of crisis

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One of the things we pride ourselves on as Alabamians is taking care of each other. Not only should this mean we take care...

Bradley Byrne: Fighting the opioid epidemic

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For too long, a problem of epic proportion has been growing outside of the headlines in the United States: the opioid epidemic. The reality...

Auburn University research team discovers Zika-transmitting mosquito species in Alabama

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Auburn University researchers have discovered the presence of Aedes aegypti — the primary mosquito that transmits Zika virus, yellow fever and other flaviviruses — in Alabama. After a 26-year...

Pharma Kaleo donates opioid overdose-reversing drugs to Alabama

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 A major pharmaceutical company previously criticized for inflating prices donated 1,744 doses of an overdose-reversing drug to Alabama’s volunteer rescue squads to combat the...

Auburn pharmacy researcher recommends antivirals as key defense this flu season

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By: Matt Crouch | Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the flu is "widespread" across the United...

State Health Dept. investigates 100 possible flu-related deaths

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This season’s aggressive strain of the flu virus has already claimed several lives in Alabama. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) released updated numbers...

Southern Research programs aim to shield against pandemic flu dangers

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With experts predicting another deadly influenza pandemic in the future, Southern Research scientists are working on several fronts to help limit the death toll from a...

Kay Ivey declares State of Emergency due to widespread flu outbreak

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The past month has seen an explosion of influenza (flu) cases across Alabama leading Gov. Kay Ivey to declare a State Public Health Emergency on...

EPA chemical review would exclude millions of tons of toxins

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Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in...

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