- Lawmakers OK bill to avoid health care pricing ballot fight Updated: May-26-16 8:00 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a bill aimed at avoiding a battle over a health care pricing ballot question.
- Mississippi high court won't reconsider drug-pricing case Updated: May-26-16 7:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court is standing by its decision to uphold a $30 million judgment for the state in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit.
- Phoenix VA hospital blocks medical marijuana presentation Updated: May-26-16 3:24 pm
PHOENIX - A doctor is upset after the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix blocked her from giving a lecture about marijuana's effect on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
- New York makes it easier to sign up to be an organ donor Updated: May-26-16 2:41 pm
ALBANY, New York - A new law in New York state aims to make it easier to sign up to be an organ or tissue donor.
- Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor Updated: May-25-16 11:11 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure.
- Medical marijuana OK'd by Ohio lawmakers in pre-break flurry Updated: May-25-16 11:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio lawmakers sent a medical marijuana legalization bill to the governor Wednesday on divided votes, in action capping a final flurry of activity ahead of their summer break.
- The Latest: Bill on voting hours heads to Ohio governor Updated: May-25-16 11:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on legislative activity at the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers seek to wrap up work before their summer break (all times local):
- Maine senator proposes fees on prescription opioids Updated: May-25-16 2:20 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A U.S. senator from Maine is co-sponsoring a bill that would impose a fee on prescription opioids to help pay for programs that would alleviate the country's opioid epidemic.
- Wisconsin first-grader receives kidney from teacher Updated: May-24-16 6:22 pm
MILWAUKEE - An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl received a life-changing gift Tuesday from a special donor: a teacher at her school.
- The Latest: Wisconsin 1st-grader gets kidney from teacher Updated: May-24-16 6:15 pm
MILWAUKEE - The Latest on an 8-year-old Wisconsin girl receiving a kidney from her teacher (all times local):
- NY bill would broaden contraception insurance coverage Updated: May-24-16 4:53 pm
ALBANY, New York - Advocates, lawmakers, and physicians are calling for the passage of a bill that would provide insurance coverage for all FDA approved contraceptive drugs and products in New York.
- 1 of 3 deaths in EU avoidable if optimal care was available Updated: May-24-16 10:45 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's statistical agency says that one out of three deaths in the 28-nation bloc would be avoidable if optimal health care was available.
- Agency would get cut of medical marijuana sales under bill Updated: May-23-16 6:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have agreed to give the agriculture department up to 7 percent of the revenue from sales of medical marijuana, to pay for agency costs of regulating the drug.
- Law mandates coverage for vasectomies, other birth control Updated: May-23-16 5:47 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles under a bill Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law Monday.
- Butte police investigate theft from medical marijuana shop Updated: May-23-16 4:33 pm
BUTTE, Montana - Law enforcement officers say two male suspects cut a hole in the roof of a building housing a medical marijuana dispensary and stole about $12,000 worth of marijuana plants.
- The cost of an overdose in Massachusetts Updated: May-23-16 10:14 am
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts - It all starts with a $20 to $30 purchase.
- Groups backing medical marijuana will delay petition effort Updated: May-22-16 5:11 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska groups pushing for approval of medical marijuana in the state have decided to delay a petition drive to put the question on the ballot because of the time and expense required.
- Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs Updated: May-21-16 10:15 am
LANSING, Michigan - Cancer patients and survivors are lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally.
- Medical marijuana growers in Jackson County fly under radar Updated: May-21-16 3:02 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - Only a handful of medical marijuana growers have applied for Jackson County permits to keep growing on rural residential land - even though growers without permits face fines of up to $10,000 and orders to remove their plants.
- Congress warming to idea of medical marijuana for veterans Updated: May-20-16 6:50 pm
DENVER - Congress is showing an increased willingness to let VA doctors talk to veterans about medical marijuana in states where it's legal, although final approval is far from certain.
- Brattleboro Memorial now in compliance after violations Updated: May-20-16 3:17 am
BRATTLEBORO, Vermont - Brattleboro Memorial Hospital officials say they are now in compliance after the Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection found that the facility violated federal regulations.
- Rhode Island Senate backs marijuana as PTSD treatment Updated: May-19-16 5:36 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would approve the use of marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Jury returns $20 million verdict in medical malpractice case Updated: May-19-16 5:27 pm
GADSDEN, Alabama - A jury in northeast Alabama has returned a $20 million verdict against a local rehab hospital.
- Virginia health care: Pay by the month, get unlimited visits Updated: May-19-16 4:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - In January, Dr. Maura McLaughlin started a new type of primary care practice in central Virginia. Instead of getting payments from insurance companies for each appointment, her patients pay her directly, and get unlimited visits for a fixed monthly fee.
- Study: West Virginia had greatest drop in uninsured Updated: May-19-16 1:07 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Federal data shows West Virginia had the greatest percentage drop among the states over a two-year period for adults without health insurance.