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AP Health Issues

Kansas reports record low infant mortality rate in 2015

Kansas is reporting that its infant mortality rate decreased in 2015 to the state's lowest annual figure ever
Updated: 9 hours ago

Idaho lawmakers consider options on health care coverage

Anti-Medicaid expansion advocates are warning Idaho lawmakers that expanding the federal health care program designed to cover the poor will end up costing the state millions and do little to drive down medical fees
Updated: 9 hours ago

New nursing home standards preserve patients' right to sue

The Obama administration is issuing new nursing home standards that reverse a longstanding industry practice and preserve the rights of patients to sue in court over cases of abuse or neglect
Updated: 10 hours ago

Arkansas governor: medical pot would hurt state's businesses

Arkansas' governor and lieutenant governor say legalizing medical marijuana would hurt the state's efforts to attract businesses, saying two proposals on the November ballot would prevent companies from being able to enforce drug-free workplaces
Updated: 10 hours ago

Spending soars on medication at New Mexico state agencies

Spending on prescription medication by New Mexico state agencies is rising quickly as insurance coverage expands under Medicaid and demands for specialty drugs are met for everyone from prison inmates to retired state workers
Updated: 12 hours ago

Judge: Private prison not negligent in inmate's death

A magistrate judge has concluded that a private prison in Shelby is not to blame for the death of a medical marijuana provider who was incarcerated there
Published: 09/28/16
Senators ask Justice Department to investigate EpiPen maker

Senators ask Justice Department to investigate EpiPen maker

Senators are asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen as a generic drug and qualified for lower rebate payments to states
Published: 09/28/16

New Hampshire pushes to clear medical marijuana card backlog

Some medical marijuana patients in New Hampshire are waiting more than 40 days before they receive authorization to use cannabis dispensaries
Published: 09/28/16

Marijuana measures on the ballot in 9 states on Nov. 8

A rundown of the proposals to expand legal access to marijuana that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot in nine states, including California, Arizona, Maine and Massachusetts
Published: 09/28/16
9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

Millions of Americans in nine states will have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana
Published: 09/28/16