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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

Virginia health care: Pay by the month, get unlimited visits

Supporters of an emerging subscription-based medical care are hoping Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn't veto legislation designed to clarify that the practice is legal and does not need to be regulated like insurance
Published: 05/19/16
Edwards signs medical marijuana expansion bill into law

Edwards signs medical marijuana expansion bill into law

Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill to kick-start and expand Louisiana's medical marijuana program, which has been slow to begin because of regulatory hurdles
Published: 05/19/16

UN: Life expectancy worldwide has increased by 5 years

The World Health Organization says people have gained about five years of life expectancy in the last 15 years, the fastest increase since the 1960s, in a report issued Thursday
Published: 05/19/16

Study: West Virginia had greatest drop in uninsured

Federal data shows West Virginia had the greatest percentage drop among the states over a two-year period for adults without health insurance
Published: 05/19/16

Plan calls for improving oral health in Michigan by 2020

State officials and others are backing a plan to boost the number of dentists in Michigan and encourage their collaboration with other health care providers to give residents better access to dental care
Published: 05/19/16
Colombia battles world's biggest drugmaker over cancer drug

Colombia battles world's biggest drugmaker over cancer drug

Colombia's government is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices on a popular cancer drug or see its monopoly on production of the medicine broken and competition thrown open to generic rivals
Published: 05/18/16

North Carolina editorial roundup

Summary of recent North Carolina newspaper editorials
Published: 05/18/16

California city approves controversial pot marijuana rules

Oakland's new medical marijuana rules include an equity program that is drawing debate
Published: 05/18/16

West Virginia official aims to lower prescription drug abuse

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey plans to purchase incinerators for the disposal of unwanted and expired prescription medication in a state that leads the nation in the rate of overdose deaths
Published: 05/17/16