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CVS, Walgreens and Walmart ordered to pay $650 million for fueling opioid crisis

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Damaged and diseased organs: The agency overseeing transplants faces intense scrutiny

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'Dopesick' author turns her attention to the citizen volunteers combatting addiction

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The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a shake-up of the nation's top public health agency, in a bid to respond to ongoing criticism and try to make it more nimble. Ron Harris/AP hide caption

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Americans will soon be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription

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Football players at Cedar Grove High School in DeKalb County start practice in late July without pads to give them an acclimatization period to get used to the heat. This is a statewide rule from the Georgia High School Association. Matthew Pearson/WABE hide caption

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How Georgia reduced heat-related high school football deaths

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Postpartum care falls short for Black women. One mother is trying to fix that

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Hearing aids could be available over the counter as soon as October

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The doctor to detect the monkeypox outbreak tried to warn about how it was spreading

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Period products are seen in a Scottish supermarket in 2020, when Scotland's parliament initially approved legislation to make such products available for free. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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A new rule from the Food and Drug Administration could allow some American adults to buy hearing aids without costly doctor's visits as soon as October. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Some 2,000 mental health care clinicians in California are on strike

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