Health Issues

Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

Apr 16, 2018

Overdoses are increasing organ donations and new study offers reassurance that they can be an appropriate option for some transplant candidates

AP investigation: Doctors keep licenses despite sex abuse

Apr 15, 2018

An Associated Press investigation finds that even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving.

California bill would create health care price controls

Apr 10, 2018

California's government would set prices for health care services under a measure in the state Assembly

Guam medical pot program at standstill without a testing lab

Apr 6, 2018

A Guam official says no one has applied for a license to set up an independent testing laboratory nearly two months after Gov. Eddie Calvo signed into law a bill implementing the rules for a medical marijuana program

Bank pulls out of Illinois medical marijuana industry

Apr 3, 2018

Illinois medical marijuana companies may have to deal in cash after the main bank serving them decided to pull out of the industry

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Apr 2, 2018

New studies suggest that legalizing marijuana might help the fight against opioid addiction and fatal overdoses

Medical ethics: UK uses data from doctors to find migrants

Apr 1, 2018

To track down refugees in Britain who may have broken immigration rules, the government is turning to a new and controversial source of information: doctors

Mexico to probe capos' complaints on junk food price hikes

Mar 29, 2018

Some of Mexico's most notorious drug capos irked by a price hike on junk food inside federal prisons have found an ally in the country's consumer protection agency

Benefits of lobbying evident for small drugmaker

Mar 24, 2018

A provision tucked into the massive congressional budget bill will benefit a small pharmaceutical company in Washington state

Lobbying pays off for small drugmaker in budget bill

Mar 23, 2018

A provision tucked into the massive congressional budget bill will benefit a small pharmaceutical company in Washington state

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