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AP Health Issues

Alcohol-control veteran named to lead state marijuana agency

Alcohol enforcement veteran tapped to lead new state agency that will oversee medical marijuana licensing
Published: 02/05/16

New Mexico lawmakers look to curb opioid addiction

With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic
Published: 02/05/16

Lawsuit by soldier's widow tests Tennessee's malpractice law

A federal court case brought by a military widow whose husband committed suicide is testing Tennessee's strict medical malpractice statute after a judge said the state's laws led to "seemingly unfair results" for the soldier's family
Published: 02/04/16
Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

A smirking Martin Shkreli has taken the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing when asked about his jacking up of drug prices
Published: 02/04/16

Drug price transparency bill fails, set for further study

Legislation to make drug makers reveal how much they spend marketing high-priced drugs appears dead before the Virginia General Assembly
Published: 02/04/16
Lawmakers anxious to hear from Shkreli, but he's taking 5th

Lawmakers anxious to hear from Shkreli, but he's taking 5th

US. lawmakers are anxious to hear from Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old pharmaceutical chief, about his 5,000 percent price hike for a life-saving drug
Published: 02/04/16

Senators visit Cincinnati to hear medical marijuana opinions

Two state senators are stopping in Cincinnati as part of an effort to gather public opinions about medical marijuana
Published: 02/04/16

Governor signs emergency amendment to medical marijuana law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed an emergency bill that eliminates a March 1 deadline local governments faced to ban or regulate medical marijuana cultivation
Published: 02/04/16

Secretary of state rejects medical marijuana ballot measure

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says her office has rejected a ballot measure to allow people with serious medical conditions to use marijuana
Published: 02/04/16

Facebook shuts down medical marijuana pages in New Jersey

Facebook has shut down the business pages of three New Jersey medical marijuana dispensaries
Published: 02/04/16