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Drug Overdose Deaths Soar Nationally But Plateau in Some States

The opioid crisis on the East Coast and in the Midwest has fueled a national surge in drug deaths, even as fatal overdoses have decreased or remained stable in parts of the West, new federal data show. Deaths from opiates, cocaine

Vitamin D, calcium supplements may not lower bone fracture risk

Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium are no less likely to break their hips or other bones than peers who don’t use these supplements, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 33 previous trials with a total of

Dietary supplements lose a champion in Hatch

Dietary supplements are regulated as food, not drugs. Photo: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images The companies that make dietary supplements will lose one of their staunchest allies when Sen. Orrin Hatch leaves the Senate in 2019. Hatch helped write the law