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Health Headlines for September 17, 2019

When it comes to health care costs, Rochester patients fare better than most

Democrat & Chronicle

For years, Rochester has been recognized as having among the lowest health care costs in the nation. The reality is lower costs and higher value than New York State as a whole.

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Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, files for bankruptcy

The New York Times

New York and other states have said in their filings that OxyContin, and opioids developed, distributed and sold by other companies, laid waste to hundreds of thousands of lives, depleting governmental resources.

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Cuomo moves to ban flavored e-cigarette sales


Advocates are urging Cuomo to amend his proposal to include mint and menthol flavored e-cigarettes, which were exempted from the emergency rule.

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Childhood Asthma: A Healthier CNY


Kid’s asthma symptoms can spike in September, when kids go back to school and are exposed to more viruses, molds and pollen.

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