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Stories with subject: Medication
  • Judge hears arguments over 2011 marijuana law 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:24 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - The medical marijuana industry continues its efforts to overturn restrictions in a 2011 law that sought to rein in the number of providers and users in Montana.

  • Missouri Senate endorses drug program renewal 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:52 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors.

  • RI law enforcement seek medical marijuana fixes 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:28 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's attorney general and others in a working group are urging state lawmakers to make some fixes to the state's marijuana program.

  • St. Louis Co. police, DEA seek unused drugs 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:04 am
  • CLAYTON, Missouri - St. Louis County police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking residents of the county to turn in unused prescription drugs.

  • Ind. residents can drop off unwanted medications 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:50 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana residents will be able to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs at state police posts and other locations on April 26.

  • Prescription drug take-back event set for Tulsa 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:22 am
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa residents are being urged to drop off their unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs at a take-back event set later this month at locations throughout the city.

  • FDA approves injectable diabetes drug from Glaxo 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:53 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a new injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline plc for adults with Type 2 diabetes.

  • J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:35 pm
  • A turnaround in Johnson & Johnson's prescription medicine business fueled by new drugs, combined with reduced production and administration expenses, lifted first-quarter profit by 8 percent.

  • Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:04 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, and more than 40 others are considering bans, according to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties.

  • 25% of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:58 pm
  • DENVER - A University of Colorado analysis found that more than 25 percent of Colorado's foster children in 2012 were prescribed psychotropic drugs and that about half of the children who were taking antipsychotics drugs were for "off-label" reasons not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

  • Ala. doctors explain high Medicare reimbursements 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:31 pm
  • HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Medicare reimbursed several Alabama doctors more than $4 million in 2012, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week.

  • Columbia groups to study pot cultivation measure 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:11 am
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - A Columbia advisory panel researching a proposed ordinance that would decriminalize cultivation of small amounts of marijuana has agreed to work with the city's Board of Health on the issue before making a recommendation to the City Council this summer.

  • Medical marijuana trade show comes to Bangor 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:17 am
  • PORTLAND, Maine - The largest medical marijuana trade show in New England begins in Bangor on April 19.

  • Groups take back prescription drugs in Maine 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:57 pm
  • BELFAST, Maine - Maine is participating in a national day to collect unused prescription medication including commonly abused narcotic painkillers.

  • Corvallis dispensary gets green light from state 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:55 pm
  • CORVALLIS, Oregon - The Oregon Health Authority says a second Corvallis medical marijuana dispensary has been approved.

  • Okla. medical marijuana backers seek public vote 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:20 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - An initiative petition that would permit the sale and cultivation of medical marijuana has been filed with the Oklahoma secretary of state's office.

  • Ga teacher: Marijuana in home was medicine 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:10 pm
  • ATHENS, Georgia - An Athens middle school teacher facing drug charges says he was growing marijuana in his home for medicinal purposes.

  • Medical marijuana inching to legalization in NY 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:28 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - New York is inching toward legalizing some form of medical marijuana as support grows in the state Legislature and is likely to become one of a handful of issues taken up when lawmakers return later this month.

  • Beshear signs cannabis oil bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:20 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky farmers can grow hemp, and now Kentucky doctors can use it for medicine.

  • Vermont Senate advances Lyme disease bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:07 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Doctors and other health professionals would be immune from professional conduct charges if they pursued a hotly debated course of treatment for Lyme disease under a bill given preliminary approval Thursday by the Vermont Senate.

  • Senate panel's medical pot hearing to be continued 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:26 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Medical marijuana has not yet been snuffed out in Minnesota.

  • Medical marijuana bill may surface in Senate 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:04 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal says he will sponsor a bill legalizing the sale of medical marijuana in Iowa, reviving an issue once thought dead this year.

  • Georgia governor backs medical marijuana trials 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:52 pm
  • ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state and Georgia Regents University will work to help children with seizure disorders get access to a form of medical marijuana.

  • Maine Medicaid rules reduce narcotic prescriptions 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:34 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's severe restrictions on opioid painkillers for Medicaid patients, requiring many to instead seek alternative pain management treatment for the past year, have sharply reduced the number of people obtaining highly addictive medications blamed for drug abuse and deaths around the nation.

  • Health chief takes Illinois TB patient to court 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:32 pm
  • CHICAGO - A central Illinois health official wants a judge to order an uncooperative patient with infectious tuberculosis to stay in his home and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet to prevent the spread of disease.