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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

AP Health Issues

Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana

Australian lawmakers have committed to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs
Updated: 5 hours ago

House panel OKs bill restoring children's health insurance

A bill to provide health insurance for thousands of Arizona children cleared a hurdle Tuesday as lawmakers unanimously passed a measure to lift a freeze on a program covering low-income kids
Updated: 8 hours ago

Kansas Senate advances bill to decrease Medicaid drug costs

A bill designed to cut Kansas' costs in providing prescription drugs for poor and disabled residents has received first-round approval in the state Senate on a voice vote
Updated: 10 hours ago

Some Republicans announce support for medical marijuana bill

Some Republican House lawmakers are supporting legislation that would create a system for manufacturing, distributing and possessing some forms of medical marijuana in Iowa, though it's unclear how much support the bill will get from party leaders
Updated: 10 hours ago

FDA panel backs lower-cost version of J&J's top-selling drug

Drug experts endorse cheaper version of Remicade from Celltrion, opening door to cost-saving competition for J&J's blockbuster treatment for several inflammatory diseases
Updated: 10 hours ago

UAW adds to unfair labor practices allegations at Volkswagen

The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers' union on a range of issues despite a union victory at the plant in December
Updated: 10 hours ago
VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates

VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates

Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions _ heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia
Published: 02/09/16
Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

New research says guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations
Published: 02/09/16

Olson enters race for Minnesota House

DFL'er Liz Olson is the first candidate to enter the race for the Minnesota House District 7B seat
Published: 02/09/16
CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook

CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook

CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped it meet Wall Street's earnings expectations
Published: 02/09/16