- Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications Updated: May-04-16 4:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.
- The Latest: Senate approves energy siting bill Updated: May-04-16 4:53 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Latest on Vermont Legislature (all times local):
- Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR Updated: May-04-16 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.
- FDA advisers reconsider training for painkiller prescribers Updated: May-04-16 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers are discussing changes to government programs that were intended to improve the safety of painkillers like OxyContin, but which experts say have had an unclear impact.
- The Latest: Doctors say face transplant not in jeopardy. Updated: May-04-16 3:27 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Latest on Charla Nash's transplant (all times local):
- Manchester opens firehouse doors to drug addicts Updated: May-04-16 3:14 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's biggest city is opening its firehouse doors to drug addicts in a program that allows them to seek treatment in an effort to avert overdoses.
- Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor Updated: May-04-16 2:48 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The day before Prince died, his representatives reached out to a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment to arrange a meeting, a Minneapolis lawyer for the doctor said Wednesday.
- Rob Reiner, son explore a dark time in 'Being Charlie' Updated: May-04-16 1:16 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - "I maybe didn't handle it the best way," said Rob Reiner of his son's struggles with drugs.
- Medical pot ad limits await governor's pen in Colorado Updated: May-04-16 1:09 pm
DENVER - An expanded limit on marijuana advertising awaits the governor's signature in Colorado.
- Oakland expands medical marijuana dispensaries in the city Updated: May-04-16 10:19 am
OAKLAND, California - City leaders have unanimously approved a new law expanding the number of medical marijuana operating in the city of Oakland.
- Prince's death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic Updated: May-04-16 9:56 am
NEW YORK - On the front lines of America's fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose.
- Germany to allow medical cannabis consumption in some cases Updated: May-04-16 6:53 am
BERLIN - Germany's Cabinet has approved a bill that will allow patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication.
- Ireland Army Hospital limiting new surgeries starting June 1 Updated: May-04-16 5:19 am
FORT KNOX, Kentucky - Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox says it will begin limiting new surgery cases starting next month.
- The Latest: Hawaii OKs bills on mental health, prison, guns Updated: May-03-16 11:06 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on the Hawaii Legislature passing dozens of bills ahead of a legislative deadline (all times local):
- Pregnant Connecticut woman diagnosed with Zika virus Updated: May-03-16 5:16 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Connecticut woman who traveled to Central America and became pregnant while there has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, the state Department of Public Health announced Tuesday.
- Jimmy Carter's cancer treatment inspires new Georgia law Updated: May-03-16 4:16 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia's governor has signed a bill inspired by former President Jimmy Carter's cancer treatment.
- Attorney: Prosecutors dropping marijuana dispensary case Updated: May-03-16 4:07 pm
OAKLAND, California - Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop a nearly four-year effort to seize the property of a California medical marijuana dispensary billed as the nation's largest, the dispensary's attorney said Tuesday.
- Illinois retail medical marijuana sales top $2M in April Updated: May-03-16 3:58 pm
CHICAGO - The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.2 million in retail sales during April, the largest one-month figure yet.
- Medical marijuana expansion effort edges ahead in House Updated: May-03-16 2:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A year after lawmakers created the framework for a medical marijuana program in Louisiana, medicinal-grade pot hasn't reached the hands of a single patient amid regulatory hurdles built into the law.
- Idaho women sue doctor, claim they got counterfeit implants Updated: May-03-16 1:38 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Four women have sued an Idaho doctor who they claim gave them counterfeit breast implants and knock-off Botox without their knowledge during procedures.
- Pfizer tops Street 1Q forecasts on higher sales, lower taxes Updated: May-03-16 1:23 pm
Pfizer easily beat Wall Street expectations as the biggest U.S. drugmaker's first-quarter net income jumped 27 percent due to higher sales, lower taxes and one-time gains. The company raised its 2016 financial forecasts, citing the strong quarter and an improved business outlook, sending shares up more than 3 percent.
- CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy Updated: May-03-16 1:16 pm
NEW YORK - Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.
- Doctor at jail temporarily barred from practicing medicine Updated: May-03-16 10:53 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - A doctor at a New Hampshire jail has been temporarily barred from practicing medicine at the facility following claims that he failed to provide inmates with adequate medical care.
- New Mexico state senator undergoing cancer treatment Updated: May-03-16 9:10 am
HOBBS, New Mexico - A southeastern New Mexico state senator says he is undergoing cancer treatments in Houston and is expected to start recovery soon.
- Fighting opioid addiction with marijuana moving forward Updated: May-03-16 12:09 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal to use marijuana to battle opioid addiction is being processed by the Department of Health and Human Services.