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Death toll from wildfires reaches 33 on the West Coast

Health News Loading the player… SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all of the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said, as crews continued to battle wildfires that have killed at least 33 victims from California to Washington state. The flames have destroyed neighborhoods, leaving… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson Reaches $20.4 Million Settlement in Bellwether Opioids Case

Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it had reached a $ 20.4 million agreement to settle opioid claims brought by two Ohio counties, becoming the fifth drugmaker to avoid the first federal trial that attempts to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the drug scourge. The company — which made a fentanyl patch and two… Read More »

Bill legalizing assisted suicide reaches Maine governor’s desk

The Maine state legislature passed a bill Tuesday that legalizes assisted suicide, allowing doctors to prescribe a fatal dose of medication to terminally ill patients. Maine Gov. Janet Mills has not yet publicly revealed her position regarding the bill, so its fate remains uncertain. Those supporting the bill say it aligns with Maine’s individualism and… Read More »