- Hawaii bill seeks to allow growing marijuana outdoors Updated: Feb-12-16 7:36 pm
HONOLULU - Some Hawaii lawmakers and advocates say medical marijuana dispensary applicants could be at a disadvantage because health department rules don't allow greenhouses.
- Head of LeafLine to step down Updated: Feb-12-16 6:37 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The head of one of Minnesota's two medical marijuana providers is leaving the company, just eight months after moving there from his oversight role with the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Bill would ensure insurance coverage of special formula Updated: Feb-12-16 5:24 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Stephanie Greenhill has dipped into her retirement account to pay for the special calorie-packed formula keeping her son alive. Her parents and in-laws also help out, since the family's insurer won't cover the expense.
- Ricketts approves bill to encourage organ donations Updated: Feb-12-16 11:49 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Organ donor statuses on Nebraska driver's licenses will remain in effect until a citizen asks to change it.
- Ohio leaders say medical marijuana issue isn't going away Updated: Feb-11-16 6:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Legislative leaders and statewide officers weighed in Thursday on how Ohio should address the issue of medical marijuana, with most agreeing that the matter is not going away.
- In terror case, judge rejects inmate's mistreatment claims Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm
NEW YORK - A New York City-born man serving a 15-year prison sentence for supporting al-Qaida failed to prove the U.S. government was too slow or inefficient in its treatment of his medical needs after his 2010 arrest, a judge ruled Thursday.
- Idaho panel backs Medicaid expansion alternative Updated: Feb-11-16 5:46 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion passed its first hurdle in the Idaho Legislature Thursday.
- The Latest: Taylor has no problem letting voters decide pot Updated: Feb-11-16 4:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest from a forum for journalists organized by The Associated Press (all times local):
- Augusta education board approves medical marijuana policy Updated: Feb-11-16 3:22 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Augusta Board of Education has approved a policy that would allow students to use medical marijuana to manage various medical conditions.
- Medical pot advocates oppose proposed Rhode Island plant tax Updated: Feb-11-16 3:11 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Medical marijuana advocates are opposing an annual $350-per-plant fee that Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to impose on some growers as part of her budget plan.
- Report estimates 44 percent drop in uninsured Minnesota kids Updated: Feb-11-16 12:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul.
- 2 Texas researchers under fire for Planned Parenthood study Updated: Feb-10-16 9:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.
- New Nebraska Medicaid bill reopens old divide in hearing Updated: Feb-10-16 8:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The newest attempt to expand health care coverage with Medicaid dollars reopened an old divide Wednesday before a Nebraska legislative committee.
- Excise tax on medical marijuana sales proposed in California Updated: Feb-10-16 4:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A state senator from Northern California has introduced a bill that would impose a 15 percent tax on retail sales of medical marijuana.
- Data: Preventable ER visits cost about $90 million a year Updated: Feb-10-16 12:57 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - A state agency says a new report shows potentially preventable emergency room visits cost Rhode Islanders about $90 million a year.
- Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies Updated: Feb-10-16 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process.
- Colorado marijuana sales total close to $1 billion in 2015 Updated: Feb-10-16 12:03 am
DENVER - New state data shows that Colorado marijuana businesses sold nearly $1 billion in recreational and medical cannabis last year.
- Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana Updated: Feb-09-16 11:20 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs.
- House panel OKs bill restoring children's health insurance Updated: Feb-09-16 7:50 pm
PHOENIX - A bill to provide health insurance for thousands of Arizona children cleared a hurdle Tuesday as lawmakers unanimously passed a measure to lift the temporary freeze on a program restoring coverage to low-income kids.
- Kansas Senate advances bill to decrease Medicaid drug costs Updated: Feb-09-16 6:36 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill designed to cut Kansas' costs in providing prescription drugs for poor and disabled residents has received first-round approval in the state Senate.
- Some Republicans announce support for medical marijuana bill Updated: Feb-09-16 6:02 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Some Republican House lawmakers announced their support Tuesday for new legislation that would create a system for manufacturing, distributing and possessing some forms of medical marijuana in Iowa, though it's unclear what type of backing the bill will get from party leaders.
- FDA panel backs lower-cost version of J&J's top-selling drug Updated: Feb-09-16 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers on Tuesday endorsed a lower-cost version of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster Remicade, a pricey biotech medicine used to treat a number of inflammatory diseases.
- UAW adds to unfair labor practices allegations at Volkswagen Updated: Feb-09-16 5:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers union on a range of issues from vending machine prices to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs despite a union victory at the plant in December.
- Olson enters race for Minnesota House Updated: Feb-09-16 11:49 am
DULUTH, Minnesota - DFL'er Liz Olson is the first candidate to enter the race for the Minnesota House District 7B seat.
- CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook Updated: Feb-09-16 11:47 am
Acquisitions helped CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit climb 13 percent, and leaders of the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager said Tuesday that they expect to reap more gains from their deal making later this year.