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FDA panel: Not enough data to OK "abuse-deterrent" opioid
By LINDA A. JOHNSON
From Associated Press
July 26, 2017 4:57 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted against approving a new opioid painkiller with a unique feature for deterring abuse: It releases a deep-blue dye if someone tries to get high by crushing, chewing or snorting pills.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators were looking to go skinny Wednesday as they struggled to repeal key parts of former President Barack Obama's health law.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a "textalyzer" that allows an officer to quickly check if a phone has been in use before a crash.

Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson has decided to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamsters-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states.

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists are working to create yeast that operates with custom-made DNA. They have long been able to make specific changes in an organism's DNA.

NEW YORK (AP) — At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made DNA.

BEIJING (AP) — China is on track to lead the world in organ transplant surgeries by 2020 following its abandonment of the much-criticized practice of using organs from executed prisoners, the architect of the country's transplant program said Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare."

CHICAGO (AP) — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 10 p.m. The Senate has blocked a wide-ranging proposal by Republicans to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's health care law and replace it with a more restrictive plan.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's environmental chief issued a list of directives on Tuesday he says will revitalize the federal program that cleans up hazardous waste sites.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah women are choosing home birth at a rate double the national average, and mothers who do so tend to be older and have more education than women who decide to give birth in hospitals, according to a state health department report released this month.

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon's African-American community.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Ohio on Tuesday as the U.S. Senate will vote on whether to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.

NEW YORK (AP) — Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision.

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party's reeling effort to repeal Obamacare.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Roger Daltrey's voice may not soar as it once did. But even after 50 years of touring he hasn't lost his teenage spirit.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter who authorities say gave a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other crimes.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than three years after a coroner declared a teenage girl dead, a Northern California judge is expected to soon decide whether to revoke her death certificate.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of 11 states has filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision to delay new chemical plant safety rules from taking effect for at least two years.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Among the 1,800 inmates in Louisiana's second-largest prison is a man Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc describes as "the bubble boy."