- In medical marijuana states, 'pot doctors' push boundaries Updated: Nov-28-15 2:38 pm
CHICAGO - The green-typeface slogan "WE'ED like to be your doctor!" -unmistakably weed-friendly - has attracted hundreds of medical marijuana patients in less than a year to Dr. Bodo Schneider's clinics in southern Illinois and suburban Chicago.
- 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.
- 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.
- Federal grand jury indicts Beckley doctor on drug charges Updated: Nov-24-15 5:47 pm
BECKLEY, West Virginia - A federal grand jury has indicted a Beckley pain clinic doctor whose office was raided by authorities earlier this month.
- 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.
- FDA approves Bristol-Myers drug for new use in kidney cancer Updated: Nov-23-15 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators have expanded approval of a cancer drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat an advanced form of kidney cancer.
- 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.
- New drug to fight respiratory virus in infants Updated: Nov-22-15 3:17 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital will begin testing what researchers consider to be a promising new medicine on babies infected with a respiratory virus that's the leading cause of the hospitalization of infants nationwide.
- 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.
- New $710-a-day drug saves lives but strains state budgets Updated: Nov-22-15 10:21 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag - about $710 per patient per day.
- Experts foresee big premium increases for Medicare drug plan Updated: Nov-22-15 9:52 am
WASHINGTON - With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.
- FDA approves Takeda drug for blood cancer multiple myeloma Updated: Nov-20-15 4:56 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a third drug to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.
- Court: No immunity for medical marijuana users under DUI law Updated: Nov-20-15 4:28 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday that medical marijuana cardholders don't have immunity from prosecution under a state DUI law that prohibits drivers from having in their bodies any amount of marijuana or its chemical compound that causes impairment.
- Springfield bank gets contract to process marijuana taxes Updated: Nov-20-15 3:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A Springfield bank will process Illinois sales taxes from cash medical marijuana purchases after submitting the only bid for the contract.
- Obama administration sets stage for a debate on drug costs Updated: Nov-20-15 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration set the stage Friday for a national debate on the rising cost of prescription drugs, a pressing issue for voters but one that's unlikely to see quick solutions under a lame-duck president facing an opposition Congress.