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Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries
(Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals via AP)
By MATTHEW PERRONE and LINDSEY TANNER
From Associated Press
July 20, 2018 5:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available.

U.S. regulators Friday approved a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria. Standard treatment now takes two weeks and studies show many patients don't finish taking every dose.

SINGAPORE (AP) — A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor, officials said Friday.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice.

BERLIN (AP) — An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS after calls for the organization's head to resign over his handling of harassment allegations.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed. Condemned killer Scott Raymond Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has no clear path forward after courts blocked it from using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after struggling to get lethal injection supplies.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, Katie Burns got a phone call that shows what can happen in medicine when information runs ahead of knowledge.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would you want to know if you harbor a gene linked to Alzheimer's or another incurable disease? A new poll finds most Americans would.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld on Wednesday when the state's highest court rejected a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules on medical marijuana it adopted last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wrote Wednesday in a letter to the head of the agency.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Wednesday approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the watered-down measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless.

DENVER (AP) — A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and settled on land that is now a wildlife refuge, raising concerns about whether the site is safe for the public.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of school districts around the country finds that less than half test their water for lead, and among those that do more than a third detected elevated levels of the toxin, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A workaround by states to counter Trump administration cuts to Affordable Care Act subsidies has largely succeeded in protecting consumers from higher costs, California and 17 other states said.

BOSTON (AP) — The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter.

U.S. regulators proposed new guidelines Tuesday to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription — and more convenient for consumers to get them.

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

BOSTON (AP) — Judges in Massachusetts can order people with addiction to remain drug free as a condition of probation and jail defendants for failing to do so, the state's highest court ruled Monday in a case that garnered national attention amid the deadly opioid epidemic.

NEW YORK (AP) — Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Miguel McKelvey said the company won't serve pork, poultry or red meat, and it won't allow employees to expense meals that include those meats to the company.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Doctor O Yong Il swings open a glass door with a bright orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life's work.

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. The strike of 1,800 nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center ended at 7 a.m.