- Pot shops to sell recreational edibles, extracts in June Updated: May-05-16 1:05 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Recreational marijuana users will be able to purchase more than just flowers next month.
- Defense: Forcing doctor to take medicine violates his rights Updated: May-05-16 12:24 pm
- Merck beats 1Q profit views with tight cost controls Updated: May-05-16 11:43 am
Merck posted an 18 percent jump in first-quarter income, beating Wall Street expectations, as reduced spending on marketing, administration and research easily offset lower medicine sales outside the U.S.
- Concerns remain as Minnesota's medical marijuana sites grow Updated: May-05-16 11:17 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota is expected to have eight medical marijuana clinics open this summer, but some observers are wondering whether there's enough patient demand.
- Beijing tightens hospital oversight following man's death Updated: May-05-16 8:24 am
BEIJING - China's government health care regulator on Thursday ordered hospitals not to outsource medical services or promote false advertising amid a public outcry over the death of a young man who received expensive but ineffective treatments for a rare form of cancer.
- Illinois eagle hit by gunshot might fly again after surgery Updated: May-05-16 6:41 am
URBANA, Illinois - A bald eagle injured by a gunshot will undergo surgery that a University of Illinois veterinary intern says may restore its ability to fly.
- Highlights of what passed, failed in legislative session Updated: May-05-16 12:18 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Despite Wednesday's adjournment deadline, Connecticut legislators planned to return, possibly early next week, to vote on a new budget for fiscal year 2017, budget-related bills and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's criminal justice bill.
- 2nd medical marijuana dispensary opening in New Hampshire Updated: May-05-16 12:16 am
DOVER, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's second medical marijuana dispensary is opening, in Dover.
- Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist Updated: May-05-16 12:12 am
MILL VALLEY, California - The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain.
- Lawmakers vote to allow coverage of 3-D mammograms Updated: May-04-16 10:47 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers have passed legislation that attempts to encourage 3-D breast screening.
- Pot legalization backers kick off California campaign Updated: May-04-16 9:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November ballot.
- Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor Updated: May-04-16 9:16 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them. But privately, the superstar was in crisis, seeking help from a prominent addiction expert that ultimately came too late.
- Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR Updated: May-04-16 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON - Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.
- Panel: Painkiller training should be required for physicians Updated: May-04-16 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, according to federal health experts, though they acknowledge the challenge of putting such a mandate in place.
- The Latest: Rough treatment of Gov. Snyder draws sympathy Updated: May-04-16 6:47 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on developments in Flint, Michigan, where drinking water is tainted with lead (all times local):
- Gov. Bentley signs medical marijuana oil bill into law Updated: May-04-16 6:20 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed legislation into law to allow medical marijuana oil in the state.
- Oklahoma governor signs autism insurance measure, 6 others Updated: May-04-16 6:13 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed seven pieces of legislation into law, including a bill that requires health insurers to cover the treatment of children with autism.
- Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications Updated: May-04-16 4:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.
- The Latest: Senate approves energy siting bill Updated: May-04-16 4:53 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Latest on Vermont Legislature (all times local):
- The Latest: Doctors say face transplant not in jeopardy. Updated: May-04-16 3:27 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Latest on Charla Nash's transplant (all times local):
- Manchester opens firehouse doors to drug addicts Updated: May-04-16 3:14 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's biggest city is opening its firehouse doors to drug addicts in a program that allows them to seek treatment in an effort to avert overdoses.
- Rob Reiner, son explore a dark time in 'Being Charlie' Updated: May-04-16 1:16 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - "I maybe didn't handle it the best way," said Rob Reiner of his son's struggles with drugs.
- Medical pot ad limits await governor's pen in Colorado Updated: May-04-16 1:09 pm
DENVER - An expanded limit on marijuana advertising awaits the governor's signature in Colorado.
- Oakland expands medical marijuana dispensaries in the city Updated: May-04-16 10:19 am
OAKLAND, California - City leaders have unanimously approved a new law expanding the number of medical marijuana operating in the city of Oakland.
- Prince's death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic Updated: May-04-16 9:56 am
NEW YORK - On the front lines of America's fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose.