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In 2016 opioids killed more people than breast cancer. (CNN)
A Pennsylvania doctor who prescribed almost 3 million opioid doses over a 19-month period faces criminal charges in connection with fatal overdoses of five patients. (Associated Press, ABC News)
Manufacturers of branded drugs can be held liable for harm resulting from faulty product warning labels, even on generic versions of drugs, the California Supreme Court ruled. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Analysis of proteins in eye fluids may aid the development of personalized medicine in ophthalmology. (Stanford Medicine)
Can fruits and vegetables help repair lung damage in ex-smokers? (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)
Need encouragement to get your kids to eat more fish? Tell them it might make them smarter and help them get a good night’s sleep. (Penn News)
She and her twin are one and the same, thanks to a rare genetic snafu. (Fox News)
Almost 9 million Americans signed up for Obamacare for 2018. (CNN)
A clinical trial of a new male contraceptive will require men to rub it on — but not where you might think. (Metro UK)
Fierce Pharma reviews some of the top pharmaceutical industry stories for 2017.
A model who lost one leg to tampon-associated toxic shock syndrome may lose her other leg. (Tech Times)
The Los Angeles Zoo euthanized its entire herd of Nubian ibex to prevent the spread of a highly contagious and incurable herpes virus. (Los Angeles Times)
And just in time for the holidays: six mind-body tips to reduce stress. (CNN)
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