- Decision looms on use of medical pot for pain Updated: Dec-01-15 3:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Health Department is set to announce whether it will expand the legal use of medical marijuana to cover people with intractable pain.
- Illinois marijuana-friendly doctor in trouble before Updated: Dec-01-15 2:46 pm
CHICAGO - A physician accused of violating Illinois' medical marijuana law could lose his license in a case critics say highlights the state's strict enforcement.
- Express Scripts offers low-cost alternative to Turing drug Updated: Dec-01-15 2:24 pm
The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a less-expensive alternative to a life-saving medicine with a list price of $750 per pill.
- Pro-marijuana group infighting slows ballot initiative Updated: Dec-01-15 2:06 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - As supporters of an initiative to get medical marijuana on the ballot continue to struggle to gain signatures, infighting is threatening to make the job even more difficult.
- Report: Drug maker was focused on profits, not patients Updated: Dec-01-15 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON - The makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that cures the liver-wasting disease, Senate investigators said Tuesday.
- UnitedHealth CEO terms ACA exchange growth a 'bad decision' Updated: Dec-01-15 12:29 pm
UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley offered a mea culpa Tuesday for his company's decision to dive deeper into the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges, a move that ultimately forced the nation's largest health insurer to cut its earnings forecast.
- Medical marijuana measure petition OK'd for circulation Updated: Nov-30-15 6:23 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved for circulation a medical marijuana ballot measure petition.
- What to know about 'BernieCare,' Sanders' health overhaul Updated: Nov-28-15 8:42 am
WASHINGTON - The most ambitious "repeal and replace" health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican.
- Chilean mom restricted access to baby for smoking marijuana Updated: Nov-27-15 3:31 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her right to see her newborn daughter because she acknowledged smoking marijuana days before she gave birth.
- No CU freshmen sought med pot housing exemption this year Updated: Nov-26-15 1:56 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - The University of Colorado in Boulder says no freshmen are using a housing exemption because they use medical marijuana.
- Study: Skin care drug prices up 401 percent since 2009 Updated: Nov-26-15 10:56 am
WASHINGTON - The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on family budgets.
- Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well Updated: Nov-26-15 8:49 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.
- Cities can buy overdose reversal drug at discounted rate Updated: Nov-25-15 6:25 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts cities and towns can begin purchasing the overdose reversal drug naloxone at a discounted rate.
- Woman with late-stage cancer to get medical marijuana card Updated: Nov-25-15 3:30 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire health officials have approved a lung cancer patient's application for an identification card that will allow her to buy medical marijuana in Maine.
- Correction: Cannabis Oil-Obstacles story Updated: Nov-25-15 2:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - In a story Nov. 22 about efforts to make cannabis oil available to treat epilepsy in Missouri, The Associated Press erroneously reported that neurosurgeons can certify patients to receive the oil. Only Neurologists can do so.
- State delays change Medicaid coverage of back pain treatment Updated: Nov-25-15 2:42 pm
BEND, Oregon - The Oregon Health Authority is delaying the rollout of changes to the state's Medicaid program that would allow patients to seek alternatives to painkillers and surgery to cope with back pain.
- NY declares victory in Alzheimer's drug antitrust lawsuit Updated: Nov-25-15 2:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general is dropping an antitrust lawsuit against a drug manufacturer after his office blocked what he alleged was an attempt to force Alzheimer's patients to switch to a newer patented drug instead of cheaper generic alternatives.
- Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money Updated: Nov-24-15 4:19 pm
CHICAGO - Two Libertarian political candidates have asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional an Illinois ban on political contributions from the state's new medical marijuana industry.
- Correction: Legal Marijuana story Updated: Nov-24-15 3:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - In a story Nov. 15 about New Jersey debating legalizing marijuana, The Associated Press reported erroneously on who must pay a $200 fee to register with the state's medical marijuana program. Patients and caregivers must pay the fee, not patients and doctors.
- Correction: Medical Marijuana story Updated: Nov-24-15 3:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - In a story March 26 about New Jersey's medical marijuana program, The Associated Press reported erroneously on who must pay a $200 fee to register with the state's medical marijuana program. Patients and caregivers must pay the fee, not patients and doctors.
- $160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry Updated: Nov-23-15 4:57 pm
A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world's biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over "inversions," in which U.S. corporations combine with companies overseas to lower their tax bill.
- Only 23 apply for New Hampshire's medical marijuana program Updated: Nov-23-15 2:08 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Department of Health and Human Services officials say only 23 New Hampshire residents have applied for the state's medical marijuana program since pre-registration opened on Nov. 2.
- La Pine's medical pot tax expected to face lawsuit Updated: Nov-23-15 12:06 pm
LA PINE, Oregon - The city of La Pine's tax on medical marijuana might be illegal.
- 19 Whatcom County businesses apply to sell medical marijuana Updated: Nov-23-15 8:16 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering applications from 19 businesses that want to sell medical marijuana in Whatcom County.
- Riverton City Council rejects legalizing medical marijuana Updated: Nov-22-15 12:49 pm
RIVERTON, Wyoming - The Riverton City Council is refusing to support the legalization of medical marijuana in Wyoming because of marijuana's effect on young people.