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Legal medical marijuana on deck as Ohio lawmakers near break

A proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio squeaked through a critical Senate panel Wednesday over the opposition of some Republicans and Democrats
Updated: 6 hours ago

Maine senator proposes fees on prescription opioids

A U.S. senator from Maine is co-sponsoring a bill that would impose a fee on prescription opioids to help pay for programs that would alleviate the country's opioid epidemic
Updated: 8 hours ago

Medical marijuana legalization edges closer to law in Ohio

A proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio has squeaked through a critical Senate panel over opposition of both Republicans and Democrats
Updated: 12 hours ago

Wisconsin first-grader receives kidney from teacher

An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl has received a life-changing gift from a special donor: a teacher at her school
Published: 05/24/16

The Latest: Wisconsin 1st-grader gets kidney from teacher

An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl has received a life-changing gift from a teacher at her school
Published: 05/24/16

NY bill would broaden contraception insurance coverage

Advocates are calling for the passage of a bill that would provide insurance coverage for all FDA approved contraceptive drugs and products in New York
Published: 05/24/16

Pharmacy board out as sole medical pot regulator in Ohio

A legislative proposal to regulate medical marijuana through Ohio's pharmacy board is being scrapped over concerns the rare setup nationally might have created an undue burden on the state
Published: 05/24/16

1 of 3 deaths in EU avoidable if optimal care was available

The European Union's statistical agency says that one out of three deaths in the 28-nation bloc was avoidable if optimal health care were available
Published: 05/24/16

Agency would get cut of medical marijuana sales under bill

Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have agreed to give the agriculture department up to 7 percent of the revenue from sales of medical marijuana, to pay for agency costs of regulating the drug
Published: 05/23/16

Law mandates coverage for vasectomies, other birth control

Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles
Published: 05/23/16