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Groups backing medical marijuana will delay petition effort

Nebraska groups that support allowing medical marijuana use have decided to delay a petition drive to put the question on the ballot
Published: 05/22/16

Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs

Cancer patients and survivors are lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally
Published: 05/22/16
Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs

Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs

Cancer patients and survivors are lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally
Published: 05/21/16
Medical marijuana growers in Jackson County fly under radar

Medical marijuana growers in Jackson County fly under radar

Only a handful of medical marijuana growers have applied for Jackson County permits to keep growing on rural residential land _ even though growers without permits face fines of up to $10,000 and orders to remove their plants
Published: 05/21/16
Robbery victim fights against violence from wheelchair

Robbery victim fights against violence from wheelchair

Kevin Neary says he likes a fast pace, but his pace has admittedly slowed since November 2011 when he was shot and paralyzed from the shoulders down during an attempted robbery outside his Philadelphia apartment.
Published: 05/21/16
Congress warming to idea of medical marijuana for veterans

Congress warming to idea of medical marijuana for veterans

Congress is showing an increasing willingness to let VA doctors talk to veterans about medical marijuana in states where it's legal, although final approval is far from certain
Published: 05/20/16

Children's health insurance program to begin in September

Low-income Arizona families in need of affordable health insurance for their children can begin receiving coverage in September under a new plan offering relief for the working poor
Published: 05/20/16

Brattleboro Memorial now in compliance after violations

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital officials say they are now in compliance after the Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection found that the facility violated federal regulations
Published: 05/20/16

Rhode Island Senate backs marijuana as PTSD treatment

The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would approve the use of marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder
Published: 05/19/16

Jury returns $20 million verdict in medical malpractice case

A jury in northeast Alabama has returned a $20 million verdict against a local rehab hospital
Published: 05/19/16