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AP Health Issues

Astoria man sues hospital for $9 million for negligence

An Astoria man has filed a $9 million medical malpractice lawsuit against a city hospital alleging a radiologist was negligent and missed signs of a stroke
Published: 03/22/17

Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users' data

Lawmakers in the Oregon Senate have approved a bill that would shield thousands of recreational pot customers from having their names, birthdates, driver's license numbers or any other identifying information exposed
Published: 03/21/17

Medical marijuana backers say rules on use are overreach

Backers of a successful North Dakota citizen initiative that allows marijuana to be used as medicine are contesting new rules crafted by the Legislature to oversee its use
Published: 03/21/17

Texas Senate approves bill to curb 'wrongful birth' lawsuits

The Texas Senate has given final approval to a so-called "wrongful birth" bill seeking to prevent parents from suing doctors for malpractice after their child is born with severe disabilities
Published: 03/21/17

Tennessee bill sponsor: Medical marijuana dead this session

A Tennessee lawmaker says his bill that would legalize medical marijuana is dead for this year's legislative session
Published: 03/21/17
Changes to GOP health proposal affect older adults, Medicaid

Changes to GOP health proposal affect older adults, Medicaid

Republican leaders hope the latest changes to their health care bill will win enough votes to drive the legislation through the House on a party line vote
Published: 03/21/17

Baker: GOP health bill could cost state $1.5B by 2022

Gov. Charlie Baker says the health care bill before the U.S. House could cost the state at least $1.5 billion in annual federal payments within five years
Published: 03/21/17

Arizona lawmaker honors kidney donors, urges more donations

An Arizona lawmaker is urging people to come forward as kidney donors to help save the lives of more than 2,000 people statewide who need transplants
Published: 03/21/17

Nevada Republican seeks continued care for incurably ill

A Republican state legislator introduced a bill Monday intended to ensure Nevadans with chronic conditions such as his own experience no gaps in treatment
Published: 03/21/17

Proposed ban on marijuana edibles fails in Arkansas House

The Arkansas House has voted against a bill to ban marijuana edibles in the state
Published: 03/21/17