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AP Health Issues

Claim: Doctor refused to remove IUD for religious reasons

A Chicago woman claims a doctor for a Catholic health system refused to remove a dislodged intrauterine device that was causing pain because of religious restrictions on contraceptives
Updated: 3 hours ago

Counting complete on signatures for medical marijuana plan

Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge's office has finished counting the signatures on a petition drive to put a proposal to legalize medical marijuana before voters
Updated: 5 hours ago
How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

Sky-high price hikes for an emergency allergy medicine are making drugmaker Mylan the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug costs
Updated: 7 hours ago

Number of medical marijuana patients increasing

New state data aimed at helping newly licensed marijuana dispensaries determine where to set up shop shows the Big Island has nearly twice as many medical marijuana patients as Oahu
Published: 08/23/16

Hundreds apply for new Arizona pot dispensary licenses

State officials say they received hundreds of applications for approximately 30 new licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries
Published: 08/23/16

Ohio regulators get $1.8M for medical marijuana program

Two agencies that will regulate Ohio's forthcoming medical marijuana program are getting the $1.8 million they sought from the state to start that work
Published: 08/23/16
A pot of money: Oregon collects $25.5M in marijuana taxes

A pot of money: Oregon collects $25.5M in marijuana taxes

The Oregon Department of Revenue says the state has processed $25.5 million in tax payments from recreational marijuana since January
Published: 08/22/16

Cal State system pushing students to graduate in 4 years

The California State University system has seen some improvement in graduation rates in recent years but it's still low - 11 percent of 2011 freshman got a degree in four years, while 57 percent of those who started in 2009 graduated in six years
Published: 08/22/16
Valeant, attempting to normalize operations, names new CFO

Valeant, attempting to normalize operations, names new CFO

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is replacing Robert Rosiello as chief financial officer as the embattled pharmaceutical company attempts to normalize operations amid a host of ongoing investigations and class action suits
Published: 08/22/16

NY attorney general settles with insurer to provide coverage

New York's attorney general has reached a settlement requiring a Buffalo-based insurer to pay plan members for thousands of improperly denied claims for outpatient psychotherapy and about 125 claims for nutritional counseling for eating disorders
Published: 08/22/16