- Court details rules for immunity in medical marijuana cases Updated: Jul-28-15 7:13 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court says judges should follow a four-part test before trial to determine whether defendants in cases involving medical marijuana are immune from prosecution.
- Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing Updated: Jul-27-15 9:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The cost of private individual health plans on California's state-run market will increase about 4 percent for the second straight year, evidence the strategy of forcing insurers to compete is controlling costs, program officials said Monday.
- Israel's Teva buys Allergan generic drug company for $40.5B Updated: Jul-27-15 8:16 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Monday it is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan PLC's generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli analysts called the largest-ever acquisition by an Israeli company.
- More Minnesotans have health coverage but suits keep rising Updated: Jul-26-15 4:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The number of Minnesotans who have health insurance is rising but so is the number of state residents struggling to pay their medical bills.
- FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients Updated: Jul-24-15 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.
- Bristol-Myers wins approval for 1st hepatitis C type 3 drug Updated: Jul-24-15 6:02 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - An experimental drug for one of the hardest-to-treat types of hepatitis C has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, adding to the surge of new options - all much more effective but extremely costly - for patients with the liver-destroying virus.
- Man sentenced in widely-watched medical marijuana case Updated: Jul-24-15 5:31 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The only member of the so-called "Kettle Falls Five" marijuana-growing family to plead guilty has received a 16-month sentence, but will remain out of custody pending an appeal.
- Police: DEA joining probe in Santa Fe pot dispensary blast Updated: Jul-24-15 5:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is joining an investigation into an explosion and fire at a Santa Fe medical marijuana dispensary that injured two people, police said Friday.
- Oregon TV anchor fired after testing positive for marijuana Updated: Jul-24-15 4:52 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.
- Lack of inspector could delay medical marijuana in Las Vegas Updated: Jul-24-15 4:46 pm
LAS VEGAS - Dozens of medical marijuana businesses in Las Vegas may be forced to delay their openings while the state tries to fill regulatory positions designed to ensure dispensaries are complying with the law.
- Mega-health deals bloom in July, Anthem bids $48B for Cigna Updated: Jul-24-15 2:02 pm
NEW YORK - Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.
- Arrest affidavit offers look into case against Kansas mom Updated: Jul-23-15 5:31 pm
GARDEN CITY, Kansas - An arrest affidavit for a west Kansas woman accused of endangering her 11-year-old son by keeping marijuana around the house states the boy was able to draw a picture of the vaporizer she used to turn pot into cannabis oil.
- Advent of medical marijuana has Arizona courts at odds Updated: Jul-23-15 5:17 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona courts appear at odds over the possible impact of legalized medical marijuana on the ability of police to conduct searches prompted solely by officers smelling the drug.
- Iowa, federal rules differ over marijuana oil extract Updated: Jul-23-15 3:40 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - A Dubuque mother whose state cannabis card allows her to give oil extracted from marijuana to her epileptic son said she administers it in the parking lot of the boy's care center because the facility doesn't allow the treatment inside.
- Drug company agrees to pay for filling invalid prescriptions Updated: Jul-23-15 1:35 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The U.S. attorney in Louisville says an Internet drug company has agreed to forfeit $450,000 from the illegal sale of prescription drugs as part of a guilty plea.
- Number of marijuana patients in RI doubles since 2013 Updated: Jul-23-15 7:46 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state Department of Health reports the number of patients enrolled in the state's medical marijuana program has more than doubled since 2013.
- Coalition to give voice to medical marijuana patients Updated: Jul-23-15 4:16 am
CHICAGO - More than a dozen groups have formed a statewide coalition to make sure patients can get access to medical marijuana under Illinois' new pilot program.
- On-demand doctor apps bring Uber approach to medicine Updated: Jul-22-15 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON - It was 8 o'clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache.
- Medical dispensary files lawsuit over Medford pot sale ban Updated: Jul-22-15 1:41 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - Medford's ban on pot sales is facing a lawsuit from a medical marijuana dispensary.
- Health exchange concerned about coverage gap for 1,300 Updated: Jul-22-15 11:53 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's health insurance exchange is trying to limit any coverage gaps for the approximately 1,300 people who will no longer be eligible for Medicaid starting September 1, exchange officials said Wednesday.
- Wyoming begins offering hemp registration cards Updated: Jul-22-15 5:07 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming epilepsy patients can now apply for hemp extract registration cards through the Wyoming Department of Health.
- Court ruling clears way for Novartis' low-cost biotech drug Updated: Jul-21-15 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has ruled that Novartis can begin selling its lower-cost copy of an Amgen Inc. drug in September, rejecting a bid to further delay the launch of the knock-off biotech medication.
- Europe approves Amgen's first-in-class cholesterol drug Updated: Jul-21-15 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON - Amgen on Tuesday received European approval for its first-of-a-kind cholesterol drug that lowers levels of the artery-clogging substance more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.
- Cost of insurance forcing many in Detroit to 'drive dirty' Updated: Jul-20-15 2:05 pm
DETROIT - Like most Americans, the drivers of Detroit are required to carry auto insurance whenever they get behind the wheel, but many law-abiding residents can't afford the Motor City's highest-in-the-nation auto premiums, which top $5,000 a year in some neighborhoods.
- Legal marijuana competes with hash-oil black market Updated: Jul-20-15 1:09 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Amy Zimmerman's left calf was covered in second-degree burns after a Memorial Day campfire accident. To help heal the burns, she applied a medicinal salve made with hash oil.