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BREAKING: Zika vaccine being tested in U.S.
 The National Institutes of Health has begun studying a vaccine that would provide broad protection against diseases transmitted by mosquitoes — including Zika, malaria, West Nile and dengue fever — by triggering an immune response to mosquito saliva. The study is being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Maryland and is an...

1:36 PM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has begun studying a vaccine that would provide broad protection against diseases transmitted by mosquitoes — including Zika, malaria, West Nile and dengue fever — by triggering an immune response to mosquito saliva. The study is being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Maryland and is an...
Overdose death review committees created to fight opioid epidemic
 Governor John Kasich’s biennium budget calls for the creation of county overdose fatality review boards, a move aimed at giving local communities more tools to tackle the rising number of heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths. “It will help us get a greater insight into what may be causing the overdoses,” said Dan Suffoletto...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

Governor John Kasich’s biennium budget calls for the creation of county overdose fatality review boards, a move aimed at giving local communities more tools to tackle the rising number of heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths. “It will help us get a greater insight into what may be causing the overdoses,” said Dan Suffoletto...
Million-dollar drug keeps local woman alive
 A rare blood disorder means Lisa Gose of Middletown will have to take a drug called Soliris for the rest of her life. “Without question it saved her life,” her husband Don says. Now the Goses have to figure out how to pay for it. Soliris is one of the most expensive drugs on the planet. Lisa Gose’s condition may be rare...

4:58 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

A rare blood disorder means Lisa Gose of Middletown will have to take a drug called Soliris for the rest of her life. “Without question it saved her life,” her husband Don says. Now the Goses have to figure out how to pay for it. Soliris is one of the most expensive drugs on the planet. Lisa Gose’s condition may be rare...
Million-dollar drug keeps local woman alive
 After she was told to prepare for the worst, a Middletown woman was given new life by medicine that is so rare — and expensive — interns aren’t allowed to handle it. Now, Lisa Gose and her husband, Don, have a new challenge: how to pay for it. In 2015, a mystery blood disorder put Lisa near death as multiple organs began...

8:23 PM Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

After she was told to prepare for the worst, a Middletown woman was given new life by medicine that is so rare — and expensive — interns aren’t allowed to handle it. Now, Lisa Gose and her husband, Don, have a new challenge: how to pay for it. In 2015, a mystery blood disorder put Lisa near death as multiple organs began...
Ex-pharmacy benefit manager CEO pleads guilty to paying kickbacks
 The former chief executive of a Nebraska pharmaceutical benefits manager company has pleaded guilty to making illegal kickback payments in order to obtain business from employer health plans. Douglas Pick, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tyler, Texas, on Monday to making unlawful kickback payments, and his former company, Pharmaceutical...

7:22 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

The former chief executive of a Nebraska pharmaceutical benefits manager company has pleaded guilty to making illegal kickback payments in order to obtain business from employer health plans. Douglas Pick, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tyler, Texas, on Monday to making unlawful kickback payments, and his former company, Pharmaceutical...
Nearly 20K Ohioans from ‘banned’ countries
 Nearly 20,000 Ohioans were born in the seven countries that are part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, including more than 1,600 residents of the nine-county area surrounding Dayton, according to an I-Team analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Catholic Social Services, which administers federal refugee resettlement locally, helped...

7:58 PM Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Nearly 20,000 Ohioans were born in the seven countries that are part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, including more than 1,600 residents of the nine-county area surrounding Dayton, according to an I-Team analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Catholic Social Services, which administers federal refugee resettlement locally, helped...
States look for solutions to growing number of aging sex offenders
 As states like Ohio deal with a growing number of aging registered sex offenders, another state is examining what to do with elderly sex offenders when they are in need of nursing home care. In Iowa, lawmakers are studying whether to establish a separate facility for sex offenders to keep them away from other nursing home residents. A Dayton...

5:04 PM Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

As states like Ohio deal with a growing number of aging registered sex offenders, another state is examining what to do with elderly sex offenders when they are in need of nursing home care. In Iowa, lawmakers are studying whether to establish a separate facility for sex offenders to keep them away from other nursing home residents. A Dayton...
Local police-involved shootings: What you need to know
 Twice in less than a week, local police officers have been involved in shootings that left one man dead and a teenager injured. On Thursday, a Centerville officer shot a 15-year-old boy after the teen reportedly pointed what turned out to be a “replica” handgun at officers and refused repeated warnings to drop the weapon. READ...

8:41 PM Monday, Feb. 06, 2017

Twice in less than a week, local police officers have been involved in shootings that left one man dead and a teenager injured. On Thursday, a Centerville officer shot a 15-year-old boy after the teen reportedly pointed what turned out to be a “replica” handgun at officers and refused repeated warnings to drop the weapon. READ...
Kettering diabetic on insulin prices: ‘I’m getting gouged’
 Tim Rau, 56, of Kettering, has been a diabetic for 15 years and insulin dependent for a decade, but he’s still baffled as to why his Lantus prescription costs so much, can change in price so quickly, and costs a different amount at every pharmacy. He’s one of millions of Americans trying to navigate the world of rising drug prices...

6:05 PM Monday, Feb. 06, 2017

Tim Rau, 56, of Kettering, has been a diabetic for 15 years and insulin dependent for a decade, but he’s still baffled as to why his Lantus prescription costs so much, can change in price so quickly, and costs a different amount at every pharmacy. He’s one of millions of Americans trying to navigate the world of rising drug prices...
Consumer beware: Drug discounts may contain catch
 Coupons, patient assistance programs and other drug discount offers have become a big part of the prescription market as consumers struggle to deal with rising costs for their medications. But some in the health care industry question the overall impact of these programs, which critics say mask rising prices while employers and insurance...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 04, 2017

Coupons, patient assistance programs and other drug discount offers have become a big part of the prescription market as consumers struggle to deal with rising costs for their medications. But some in the health care industry question the overall impact of these programs, which critics say mask rising prices while employers and insurance...
Underage drinking charges against 18 UD students filed in court
 Formal misdemeanor charges of underage sale of alcohol were filed in Dayton Municipal Court this week against 11 University of Dayton students from the undercover stings held Feb. 2-3 on Brown Street.An additional seven University of Dayton students were also charged this week with the same misdemeanors, but for instances on South Main, Brown...

10:25 PM Friday, Feb. 03, 2017

Formal misdemeanor charges of underage sale of alcohol were filed in Dayton Municipal Court this week against 11 University of Dayton students from the undercover stings held Feb. 2-3 on Brown Street.An additional seven University of Dayton students were also charged this week with the same misdemeanors, but for instances on South Main, Brown...
By the numbers: 40 Dayton Public Schools bus accidents this year
 The Dayton Public Schools bus crash Thursday morning will be among the dozens across Ohio this school year. Our I-Team is working to learn more about school bus accidents and the hard numbers behind the incidents, which often involve children. Here are four fast facts this newsroom knows about Dayton Public Schools bus accidents from...

5:25 PM Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017

The Dayton Public Schools bus crash Thursday morning will be among the dozens across Ohio this school year. Our I-Team is working to learn more about school bus accidents and the hard numbers behind the incidents, which often involve children. Here are four fast facts this newsroom knows about Dayton Public Schools bus accidents from...
Patients suing insulin makers over rising prices
 The three largest manufacturers of insulin are accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme, driving up the cost of lifesaving drugs for millions of patients, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. IN-DEPTH REPORT:
            Our ongoing investigation into rising prescription drug prices The federal suit filed in Massachusetts accuses drug...

3:26 PM Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

The three largest manufacturers of insulin are accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme, driving up the cost of lifesaving drugs for millions of patients, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. IN-DEPTH REPORT: Our ongoing investigation into rising prescription drug prices The federal suit filed in Massachusetts accuses drug...
Insulin makers accused of price-fixing scheme
 The three largest manufacturers of insulin are accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme, driving up the cost of lifesaving drugs for millions of patients, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. IN-DEPTH REPORT:
            Our ongoing investigation into rising prescription drug prices The federal suit filed in Massachusetts accuses drug...

3:02 PM Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

The three largest manufacturers of insulin are accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme, driving up the cost of lifesaving drugs for millions of patients, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. IN-DEPTH REPORT: Our ongoing investigation into rising prescription drug prices The federal suit filed in Massachusetts accuses drug...
Miami U’s handling of sexual assault faces federal review
 Miami University has joined a ballooning list of universities in Ohio and across the nation facing U.S. Department of Education investigations into the schools’ handling of sexual assault allegations. The DOE received a complaint on Aug. 1, 2016, that Miami didn’t properly respond to reports of sexual violence, and as a result...

10:12 PM Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

Miami University has joined a ballooning list of universities in Ohio and across the nation facing U.S. Department of Education investigations into the schools’ handling of sexual assault allegations. The DOE received a complaint on Aug. 1, 2016, that Miami didn’t properly respond to reports of sexual violence, and as a result...
Wittenberg still on federal sexual assault investigation list
 The latest list of colleges and universities under investigation by the federal government for their handling of sexual violence complaints includes two Wittenberg University cases that have been open for years. RELATED:
            Wittenberg among Ohio colleges with open complaints for handling of sexual assaults The U.S. Department of...

10:12 PM Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

The latest list of colleges and universities under investigation by the federal government for their handling of sexual violence complaints includes two Wittenberg University cases that have been open for years. RELATED: Wittenberg among Ohio colleges with open complaints for handling of sexual assaults The U.S. Department of...
Dozens gather in downtown Dayton to protest travel ban
 Dozens of people have gathered in front of Congressman Mike Turner’s office in downtown Dayton to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries. This gathering — organized by German immigrant Frank Goetzke of Yellow Springs — is one of two protests planned...

2:47 PM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Dozens of people have gathered in front of Congressman Mike Turner’s office in downtown Dayton to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries. This gathering — organized by German immigrant Frank Goetzke of Yellow Springs — is one of two protests planned...
Different prices at different pharmacies: Why?
 Patients often wonder why their prescription medication in the same dosage is one price at one big chain drug store, and a completely different price at the big chain across the street. Sometimes it’s even offered for free. IN-DEPTH REPORT:
            Read and watch the full investigation in to prescription drug prices Websites like...

5:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Patients often wonder why their prescription medication in the same dosage is one price at one big chain drug store, and a completely different price at the big chain across the street. Sometimes it’s even offered for free. IN-DEPTH REPORT: Read and watch the full investigation in to prescription drug prices Websites like...
Dayton man lead plaintiff in drug suit alleging price-gouging
 An unnamed Dayton man is at the center of a $15 billion lawsuit that pits two often vilified segments of the health care system against one another over the cost of prescription drugs. John Doe One is an HIV/AIDS patient whose bills for the life-saving drug Atripla — even with insurance coverage — have been more than $1,200 a...

5:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

An unnamed Dayton man is at the center of a $15 billion lawsuit that pits two often vilified segments of the health care system against one another over the cost of prescription drugs. John Doe One is an HIV/AIDS patient whose bills for the life-saving drug Atripla — even with insurance coverage — have been more than $1,200 a...
Dave Chappelle speaks in Dayton against Trump’s travel ban
 Dave Chappelle spoke briefly at today’s rally in downtown Dayton, held in protest of President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries.  Chappelle addressed the crowd of hundreds who gathered in front of Congressman Mike Turner's office and the federal court building.  He spoke...

8:32 PM Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Dave Chappelle spoke briefly at today’s rally in downtown Dayton, held in protest of President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries.  Chappelle addressed the crowd of hundreds who gathered in front of Congressman Mike Turner's office and the federal court building.  He spoke...
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