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Klobuchar denounces sharp price hikes for EpiPen injectors

Klobuchar denounces sharp price hikes for EpiPen injectors

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has criticized the sharp price hikes for EpiPens, the emergency drug injectors for severe allergic reactions, saying it's outrageous that the manufacturer is making money off the backs of kids and adults who have few alternatives
Published: 08/25/16

Violence has taken years off of life expectancy in Syria

The ongoing violence in Syria has taken years off of people's life expectancy, according to a new analysis published in the journal Lancet
Published: 08/24/16

Group asks Arkansas court to block medical marijuana measure

A group opposed to efforts to legalize medical marijuana has asked Arkansas' highest court to block one of the legalization proposals on the November ballot
Published: 08/24/16

Anti-pot initiative sponsor gives up Montana ballot effort

The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana's medical marijuana law said Wednesday he won't appeal a judge's refusal to place the measure on November's ballot
Published: 08/24/16

Physicians Health Plan to stop offering individual coverage

Another health insurance company says it's leaving the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Indiana for 2017, reducing competition and forcing more than 6,000 customers to switch to other coverage
Published: 08/24/16

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
Published: 08/24/16

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
Published: 08/24/16
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
Published: 08/23/16

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