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String of fatal poisonings from toxic hand sanitizer highlights limits of FDA powers

Toxicologists in New Mexico and Arizona caught wind of a disturbing trend in May. Adults had been hospitalized after drinking hand sanitizer made with methanol.... Read more»

U.S., Arizona life expectancy fell, driven by deaths of younger people

After decades of steady increases, life expectancy in the U.S. ticked down slightly over three recent years, a drop attributed to a rise in “cause-specific” deaths like suicides and drug overdoses among those aged 25 to 64.... Read more»

Vets with PTSD more likely to get addictive painkillers

Recently returned war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are twice as likely to be prescribed addictive painkillers.... Read more»