Health and Lifestyle News Health and Lifestyle News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:37:09 EDT Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:54:37 EDT 5 Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:37:09 EDT 20170328/e8d73158-9123-4a50-a6bd-f27fe00ba359 By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the polio virus were found in the city's sewage system. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:06 EDT 20170328/5d22e97f-93a6-421e-ba80-ca213496712a Associated Press Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) — Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:11:08 EDT 20170327/fec0228a-af60-4135-8270-c4fe9e5f7e36 By DAVID CRARY and ALISON NOON Associated Press GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:52:13 EDT 20170327/769c40e4-dd21-4b5b-af88-37e6ca1f5352 By JOHN HANNA Associated Press Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:49:02 EDT 20170327/1d2722ff-c35b-4851-8e8e-3a206e91f867 By HOPE YEN Associated Press