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  • By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

With some 2 million Americans hooked on opioids, evidence is growing that they're not as good a choice for treating chronic pain as once thought. Drug companies are working on alternatives, but have had little success.

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

A Davenport man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree burglary after police say he jumped over the counter of a Walgreens pharmacy and took 9…

FRIDAY, March 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription drug abuse has seeped into the American workplace, with 70 percent of businesses saying it affects their workers, a new survey reveals.

A Davenport man was arrested early Monday after police say he jumped over the counter of a Walgreens pharmacy and took 940 hydromorphone pills.

Any cop or coroner will attest: The spike in opioid abuse is killing Americans of every race and background.

  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Overdose deaths in Iowa from heroin and other opioid drugs more than doubled in the decade from 2005 to 2015, and treatment admis…

  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

 DES MOINES — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he is certain that if you put any 20 people in a room, at least one of them will have been…

A $10,000 cash or surety bond was set Wednesday for a nurse accused of stealing prescription painkillers from the Bettendorf Health Care Cente…