- Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue Updated: May-23-15 7:28 am
WASHINGTON - A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.
- Hearing set on adding autism to medical marijuana list Updated: May-23-15 4:05 am
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The state is taking public comment on a request to add autism to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
- Man burned in blast making hash oil sues butane businesses Updated: May-22-15 6:52 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon medical marijuana patient who was badly burned in an explosion while he was legally using butane as a solvent to make hash oil is suing the makers and sellers of the fuel.
- Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses Updated: May-22-15 6:50 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly.
- Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature Updated: May-22-15 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.
- Dentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit Updated: May-22-15 6:17 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry.
- Attorney general studying possible medical marijuana plan Updated: May-22-15 5:03 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday he's studying the plausibility of a tightly crafted medical marijuana proposal, as much broader initiatives head toward Ohio voters.
- Gov. Kasich rescinds union rights for Ohio care workers Updated: May-22-15 4:16 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday rescinded a pair of directives issued by his predecessor that allowed independent home health care and child care workers under contract with the state to unionize, arguing the key union benefit of health insurance coverage is now widely available elsewhere.
- Police arrest 2nd suspect in dispensary office robbery Updated: May-22-15 10:32 am
PHOENIX - Authorities say they've arrested a second suspect in the armed robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary's corporate office in Phoenix.
- Medical marijuana supporters hopeful for 2016 ballot measure Updated: May-22-15 10:11 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming's medical marijuana supporters believe they're only a few steps away from getting the issue on the November 2016 ballot.
- CEO of Parsons clinic, wife charged with insurance fraud Updated: May-22-15 4:06 am
PARSONS, Tennessee - Authorities say the CEO of a Parsons clinic and his wife have been charged with insurance fraud related to a state health care coverage program for children.
- Lawmakers approve extension in medical marijuana program Updated: May-21-15 5:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' medical marijuana program would be extended by two or more years under legislation heading to Gov. Bruce Rauner.
- Senators owner, donor doing well after liver transplant Updated: May-21-15 5:48 pm
TORONTO - Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is recovering well after his liver transplant. All his donor wants in return is for the team to win the Stanley Cup.
- Pa. family awarded $6 million in medical malpractice suit Updated: May-21-15 4:59 pm
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania family is receiving more than $6 million in a medical malpractice case stemming from the death of a 2-year-old who was treated and sent home by Harrisburg Hospital.
- Nebraska senators pass cannabis study for seizure sufferers Updated: May-21-15 4:51 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska residents suffering from intractable seizures could have one more treatment option under a medical cannabis study headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk.
- Supreme Court: Medical malpractice caps aren't retroactive Updated: May-21-15 11:38 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A 2003 law capping medical malpractice lawsuit awards at $500,000 can't be applied retroactively.
- MBTA rejects Natick school's medical marijuana industry ads Updated: May-21-15 7:07 am
BOSTON - The MBTA has rejected ads from a school that teaches people how to cultivate medical marijuana.
- Florida hospital commission meeting echoes Scott's agenda Updated: May-20-15 6:56 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott's hospital commission held its first meeting Wednesday, overwhelmed by mounds of data but intent on determining whether hospitals that receive tax money are being managed efficiently.
- Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured Updated: May-20-15 5:55 pm
Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research.
- Medical board may reinstate physician's license Updated: May-20-15 5:41 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A southwestern Montana doctor who lost his license for excessive prescription of pain medication has agreed to acknowledge some wrongdoing in order to practice medicine again, the Department of Labor and Industry said.
- Arpaio: 500 pot plants seized in illegal growing operation Updated: May-20-15 1:39 pm
PHOENIX - Authorities say 500 marijuana plants were found in an illegal growing operation run out of a storage building in south Phoenix.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: May-20-15 1:13 pm
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- Jury awards Minot woman $7.65M in medical malpractice suit Updated: May-20-15 1:53 am
MINOT, Maine - A Minot woman has been awarded $7.65 million in damages after a jury ruled that a Lewiston hospital technician failed to identify her cervical cancer.
- Student back in school, with gym teacher who gave her kidney Updated: May-19-15 10:47 pm
DETROIT - An 18-year-old returned to her Detroit high school Tuesday with a new kidney, donated by her gym teacher.
- Board approves adding deductibles to employee health plans Updated: May-19-15 6:21 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's insurance board voted Tuesday to add deductibles and increase out-of-pocket payments in state employees' health care plans in a move designed to save an estimated $85 million over the next two years.