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Many U.S. pharmacies don't offer opioid overdose antidote

Many U.S. pharmacies don't offer opioid overdose antidote

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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Many pharmacies don't offer the drug that can save the lives of people suffering from opioid overdoses, according to three new studies. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday reported 25 percent of pharmacies it surveyed in Texas didn't have naloxone in stock, even as the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 115 people die each day from opioid overdoses. The drug reverses the effects of opioid overdose, but 84 percent of Texas pharmacies would give out the drug to customers without a prescription. "More naloxone in the hands of friends and family can save lives," researchers wrote in a new survey of Texas pharmacies. One reason for reluctance on behalf of some pharmacies to give out naloxone could stem fr...
Japanese airborne troops jump from U.S. aircraft onto Japanese soil for first time

Japanese airborne troops jump from U.S. aircraft onto Japanese soil for first time

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Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations cargo and transport plane from the U.S. Air Force 36th Airlift Squadron became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers on Hiju-dai drop zone in Japan as part of the Keen Sword exercises. The jump took place in Oita prefecture, Japan, on Nov. 4, during exercise Keen Sword with 120 paratroopers from the JGSDF's 1st Airborne Brigade and observers from the U.S. Army. "It is great that we are finally able to drop JGSDF paratroopers from U.S. aircraft in Japan," Keen Sword C-130J mission commander and 36th AS C-139J pilot Capt. Jeffrey Larkin said in a press release. "Also, this is the first time that the 36th AS will fly over Hiju-dai drop zone. This is another exciting moment for us because we can fly ...
Canadian Commercial to provide spare parts for U.S. Navy surface ship sonars

Canadian Commercial to provide spare parts for U.S. Navy surface ship sonars

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Canadian Commercial has been awarded a $ 10 million contract by the U.S. Navy for the refurbishment and manufacturing of the TR-343 sonar transducer tube assemblies for repair purposes. The TR-343 transducer is used in the AN/SQS-53C hull-mounted sonar array for the AN/SQQ-89(V) sonar weapons system. Manufacturing of the tube assemblies is expected to run through November 2023 under the Navy contract. The AN/SQQ-89(V) Surface Ship ASW Combat system is an integrated undersea warfare suite designed to detect, track, provide targeting data and engage enemy submarines, mines, and other underwater systems. It collects data from a variety of sonar systems such as towed-arrays, sonobuoys and other active and passive systems into one sensor picture, allowing better situational awa...
Cigarette smoking in U.S. reaches all-time low

Cigarette smoking in U.S. reaches all-time low

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Cigarette smoking has reached an all-time low among U.S. adults -- 14 percent -- according to new data released by the U.S. government. Experts and researchers say the new data is proof that efforts to decrease the rates of smoking in the United States have been successful, but they say there is still much more work to be done. An estimated 34 million adults in the United States smoked cigarettes either every day or some days in 2017, which is down from 15.5 percent of adults in 2016 and 67 percent fewer since 1965, according to data released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute. The most dramatic cigarette usage decline was among adults aged 18 to 24 years -- 10.4 ...
First digital air connection established between F-35, U.S. Navy vessel

First digital air connection established between F-35, U.S. Navy vessel

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Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Raytheon's Ship Self Defense System created the first-ever digital air connection between a U.S. Navy ship at sea and a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in the sky. This provided demonstrated proof of the combat system's ability to pass along digital tactical data from a JSF through a deployed Expeditionary Strike Group, in this case the USS Wasp. Known as Link 16 Digital Air Control, this capacity gives a tactical, wireless integration between surface ships and aircraft, and offers improved mission efficiency with an expanded situational awareness and interoperability, according to Raytheon. This new capability plays to the strength of the F-35, which can also collect and share data using its Multifunction Advanced Data Link. The link al...