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OxyContin maker reaches tentative opioid-crisis settlement

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis. Arizona Attorney General...

Texas told cities they couldn’t fund abortion providers. So Austin is funding abortion access...

On Tuesday night, the Austin City Council approved $150,000 for organizations that help women afford incidental costs like transportation, lodging and childcare when they seek an abortion.

TCU fraternity donates to Movember, organization focused on men’s health

TCU fraternity has stepped up its effort to shed light on men's mental health issues. The fraternity men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) at TCU donated $100,000 to Movember, a charity organization focused on men's...

Texas has the most people without health insurance in the nation — again

For the second year in a row, the number of Texans without health insurance increased, and fewer people enrolled in Medicaid.

Council Report: Opiods and Fort Worth

OPIOD IMPACT PRESENTATION Fort Worth has less of an opioid problem than other places, but there is still room for improvement. That was the message to the Fort Worth City Council at Tuesday's work session in...

Alcon introduces first FDA-approved trifocal lens for cataracts

Fort Worth-basded Alcon announced Aug. 27 its initial commercial launch and Food and Drug Administration  approval of the first trifocal lens for U.S. patients undergoing cataract surgery. The PanOptix lens is clinically shown to deliver an exceptional...

Prefabrication part of construction process for new Mansfield hospital

The temperature was soaring, but construction on a large-scale hospital project is not stopping. And the heat really wasn't that bad, because the workers were inside. From electrical, plumbing to metal and carpentry, subcontractors and...

Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than...

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill...

Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis. After years of...