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AP Exclusive: Medicare safeguard overwhelmed by pricey drugs

AP Exclusive: Medicare safeguard overwhelmed by pricey drugs

New government numbers show that a financial safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for pharmaceutical companies to get billions of dollars for pricey drugs at taxpayer expense
Published: 07/24/16
Legislature aware part of Ohio pot law legally questionable

Legislature aware part of Ohio pot law legally questionable

A key lawmaker says apparently unconstitutional portions of Ohio's medical marijuana law, which set aside a piece of the state's future pot business for minorities, were left in the bill during legislative debate to secure needed votes
Published: 07/24/16

What are the top 20 priciest Medicare prescription drugs?

A look at the top 20 priciest Medicare prescription drugs
Published: 07/24/16

First home delivery of medical marijuana made in Florida

The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery
Published: 07/24/16

'Low-cost' health insurance plan can carry high-risk costs

Some consumers are finding low-cost health insurance plans to be anything but
Published: 07/23/16

Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance
Published: 07/23/16
Illinois ordered to rethink medical marijuana for migraines

Illinois ordered to rethink medical marijuana for migraines

A judge has ordered Illinois health officials to reconsider their decision not to include migraine headaches on the list of conditions that qualify for use of medical marijuana in the state
Published: 07/22/16

Lawmaker says he should have revealed ties to pot industry

A Maryland lawmaker says he wished he had been more transparent about his business connection to the cannabis industry prior to championing the legalization of medical marijuana in the state
Published: 07/22/16
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

Federal regulators are suing to stop two major health insurance mergers because they say the deals will increase health care costs for Americans and lower the quality of care they get
Published: 07/21/16

Law firms fighting over split of $4.2M from malpractice win

A massive jury verdict in a medical malpractice case did not end the legal proceedings for 2 Eugene law firms
Published: 07/21/16