Health Issues

Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

Sep 25, 2018

Thai police have handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana to be used for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication

AP investigation: Drug prices going up despite Trump promise

Sep 24, 2018

President Donald Trump has made reducing drug prices a key promise, but an Associated Press analysis of brand-name prescription drug prices shows it's mostly been business as usual for drugmakers since he took office.

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

Sep 22, 2018

The hurricane is over, now what do I do? Insurance experts weigh in

Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Sep 21, 2018

Consumer groups say Medicare discounts for seniors with high prescription bills threatened in opioids bill

Surgeon denies negligence in removing woman's healthy kidney

Sep 19, 2018

A South Dakota surgeon denies he breached the standard of care when he removed an Iowa woman's healthy kidney instead of her adrenal gland

Flu shots: A pinch in the arm, but not always in your wallet

Sep 19, 2018

It's flu shot season, but the pinch of a shot doesn't have to also hurt your wallet

Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study

Sep 18, 2018

Congress is considering whether to increase the amount of marijuana grown in the U.S. for research. But in the meantime, scientists at the University of California San Diego have received rare federal permissions to import the drug.

Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions

Sep 18, 2018

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies

Legal pot business owner sentenced for federal tax crimes

Sep 17, 2018

A part-owner and operator of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon has been sentenced to seven years in prison, marking what a prosecutor called the county's first federal sentencing of a legal pot business owner for tax crimes

Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

Sep 17, 2018

Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge residents to vote against an insurgent ballot measure that would legalize it

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