- Illinois panel again urges medical marijuana expansion Updated: May-02-16 5:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois advisory board is once again recommending that Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration add new health conditions to a list of what can be treated legally with medical marijuana.
- Chronic insomnia? Docs urged to try behavior therapy first Updated: May-02-16 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Tossing and turning night after night? Don't automatically reach for the pill bottle. New guidelines say the first choice to treat chronic insomnia should be cognitive behavioral therapy - a way to condition your body to slumber again.
- Colorado pot-in-schools bill nearing governor's desk Updated: May-02-16 4:44 pm
DENVER - Colorado schools would be required to allow medical marijuana use under a bill nearing its final vote in the state Legislature.
- Lawmakers approve 'step therapy' and welfare reform bill Updated: May-02-16 12:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators approved a health and public welfare bill Monday that would reduce prescription drug costs within the state's Medicaid program and make changes to eligibility for public assistance.
- Reckitt Benckiser Korea apologizes for deadly sterilizers Updated: May-02-16 5:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea - British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser apologized Monday for selling deadly disinfectants that killed or injured hundreds of people, five years after the government ordered the company to remove the products from shelves for health risks.
- DEA, local law enforcement taking back prescription drugs Updated: Apr-30-16 11:01 am
SEATTLE - The DEA is working with local law enforcement agencies to collect unused, unwanted and expired prescription medicines on Saturday.
- DC police join in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Updated: Apr-30-16 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - Police in Washington are participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
- Vermont to collect unused, expired prescription drugs Updated: Apr-30-16 8:23 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermonters are encouraged to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
- Bill allowing medical marijuana for kids clears Senate Updated: Apr-29-16 11:52 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that that would allow minors with certain debilitating conditions to use Connecticut's medical marijuana program has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
- The Latest: Hawaii advances bills on hot classrooms, ferries Updated: Apr-29-16 11:04 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on the Hawaii Legislature negotiating dozens of bills before a deadline (all times local):
- Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but excludes actor Updated: Apr-29-16 9:57 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries - but not one owned by Woody Harrelson.
- First drug for delusions in Parkinson's patients approved Updated: Apr-29-16 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder.
- New Hampshire's first medical marijuana dispensary to open Updated: Apr-29-16 5:34 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open after receiving its registration certificate.
- Valeant files overdue financial report, ending debt default Updated: Apr-29-16 4:36 pm
Valeant Pharmaceuticals resolved its default on some of its $30 billion in debt by finally filing its long-overdue U.S. financial report for 2015 on Friday. The badly tarnished Canadian drugmaker also announced a slate of mostly new nominees for elections to its board in June.
- 5 indicted in Phoenix for marijuana growing scheme Updated: Apr-29-16 5:52 am
PHOENIX - Five people are accused of falsely gaining medical marijuana grower status to illegally sell cannabis in Phoenix.
- Attorney general's office participating in Drug Take-Back Updated: Apr-29-16 5:49 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday with a dropoff site at the state Capitol.
- Residents of Iraq's IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege Updated: Apr-29-16 3:55 am
BAGHDAD - Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family - usually a stew made of locally grown leafy green vegetables or rice with a small portion of flat bread.
- UK company fined for misleading Australians over painkillers Updated: Apr-29-16 12:12 am
SYDNEY - An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling that the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller.
- DEA to collect unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday Updated: Apr-28-16 10:47 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana residents who have prescription drugs they no longer want or need can get rid of them on Saturday.
- Investigators look at overdose in Prince death Updated: Apr-28-16 10:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
- State police posts collecting expired, unused prescriptions Updated: Apr-28-16 8:59 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State Police posts statewide are serving as drop-off points for expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs.
- Hawaii looks to allow psychologists to prescribe drugs Updated: Apr-28-16 8:42 pm
HONOLULU - State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services.
- Amgen posts 1Q sales, profit jumps, raises profit forecasts Updated: Apr-28-16 8:16 pm
Amgen beat and then raised profit expectations after surging sales of its medicines, tight cost controls and other factors lifted the biologic drugmaker's first-quarter profit by 17 percent.
- Gilead 1Q profit tumbles on slower hepatitis C drug sales Updated: Apr-28-16 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Gilead Science Inc.'s earnings tumbled more than 17 percent in the first quarter as steeper discounts and rebates on its blockbuster hepatitis C drugs cut into sales.
- Bristol-Myers 1Q sales jump but costs keep its profit flat Updated: Apr-28-16 7:00 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. trounced Wall Street's first-quarter profit expectations as soaring sales of key new medicines offset higher expenses and a big hit from generic competition. Those factors left the drugmaker with a nearly flat profit despite revenue jumping 9 percent, a sales trend that bodes well for the future, and Bristol-Myers hiked its profit forecast significantly.