Calls to U.S. poison control centers about an unapproved antidepressant that has opioid-like effects have climbed dramatically since 2015, according to a new analysis published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
Surviving someone who died by suicide is a horrible club. Many of us are members.
By Hari Sreenivasan
The Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an Ebola outbreak after two suspected cases tested positive for the Zaire strain of the virus.
By Jessica Villagomez
The government is still investigating how romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, apparently became contaminated with E. coli bacteria. As of this week, at least 84 people in 19 states have gotten sick, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…
By Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
The opioids crisis appears to be deepening across the country. That’s according to a stark new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that found that emergency room visits for suspected overdoses rose by an average of 30…
By Joshua Barajas and Associated Press, Associated Press
Fitzgerald’s resignation follows a Politico report yesterday that said she had financial conflicts one month into her leadership as CDC director.
By PBS NewsHour
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared this year’s flu outbreak to be the worst on record since the 2009 flu pandemic. Last week, one in 15 doctors' appointments were made for flu symptoms, and 37 children have…
By Erin Mershon, Ike Swetlitz, STAT
A government shutdown of the FDA, CDC and NIH will likely have widespread and long-lasting consequences for public health.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
With this week’s bellicose boasting about who has the bigger red button on his desk, an alert Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention felt more than a bit on the nose.
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