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AP Health Issues

New nursing home standards preserve patients' right to sue

The Obama administration is issuing new nursing home standards that reverse a longstanding industry practice and preserve the rights of patients to sue in court over cases of abuse or neglect
Published: 09/28/16

Arkansas governor: medical pot would hurt state's businesses

Arkansas' governor and lieutenant governor say legalizing medical marijuana would hurt the state's efforts to attract businesses, saying two proposals on the November ballot would prevent companies from being able to enforce drug-free workplaces
Published: 09/28/16

Spending soars on medication at New Mexico state agencies

Spending on prescription medication by New Mexico state agencies is rising quickly as insurance coverage expands under Medicaid and demands for specialty drugs are met for everyone from prison inmates to retired state workers
Published: 09/28/16

Judge: Private prison not negligent in inmate's death

A magistrate judge has concluded that a private prison in Shelby is not to blame for the death of a medical marijuana provider who was incarcerated there
Published: 09/28/16
Senators ask Justice Department to investigate EpiPen maker

Senators ask Justice Department to investigate EpiPen maker

Senators are asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen as a generic drug and qualified for lower rebate payments to states
Published: 09/28/16

New Hampshire pushes to clear medical marijuana card backlog

Some medical marijuana patients in New Hampshire are waiting more than 40 days before they receive authorization to use cannabis dispensaries
Published: 09/28/16

Marijuana measures on the ballot in 9 states on Nov. 8

A rundown of the proposals to expand legal access to marijuana that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot in nine states, including California, Arizona, Maine and Massachusetts
Published: 09/28/16
9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

Millions of Americans in nine states will have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana
Published: 09/28/16

Retired judge: Most Arkansas medical pot signatures valid

A retired Arkansas judge appointed by the state Supreme Court to review a medical marijuana initiative's petitions as part of a lawsuit said Tuesday that more than enough valid signatures were submitted for the proposal
Published: 09/27/16

Medical pot applicant plans to sue over lack of diversity

An applicant for a license to grow medical marijuana in Maryland plans to sue a state commission for allegedly failing to consider racial diversity when the panel named the top 15 finalists
Published: 09/27/16