Health Issues

The Latest: Hospital groups protest cuts in Trump budget

Mar 12, 2019

Hospital groups are objecting strongly to hundreds of billions of dollars in proposed Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts in President Donald Trump's budget

In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon

Mar 11, 2019

Republican strategists see 'Medicare for All' proposals from Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers gives them opening to use health care as 2020 campaign issue

Court: Board wrong to deny workers' comp for medical pot

Mar 7, 2019

The New Hampshire Supreme Court says a labor board was wrong to determine that workers' compensation insurance can't reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana, but leaves unresolved whether an insurance company can be prosecuted for it.

Hawaii opens medical marijuana registration to visitors

Mar 6, 2019

Hawaii is allowing visitors who are qualified to receive medical marijuana elsewhere in the U.S. to register and buy it from dispensaries in the state

FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years

Mar 6, 2019

The head of the Food and Drug Administration is stepping down after nearly two years leading public health agency

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

Mar 4, 2019

Students can pursue what amounts to a marijuana major or cannabis minor as a growing number of colleges look to prepare graduates for jobs in a blossoming industry

Liberal Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana

Mar 1, 2019

Staunchly liberal Hawaii in no rush to legalize marijuana, unlike other states dominated by Democrats

Senators draw on own experiences to chastise drug companies

Feb 26, 2019

CEOs of seven major pharmaceutical companies faced a hostile grilling from senators

The Latest: Senators urge pharma CEOs to rein in lobbyists

Feb 26, 2019

Seven top pharmaceutical executives say they do not use a widely criticized tactic to stop generic drugmakers from making cheaper versions of their medicines

Many shades of meaning behind 'Medicare-for-all'

Feb 22, 2019

A primer on 'Medicare-for-all' as 2020 Democrats stake out their positions"

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