Medication

Marijuana plants named for state Rep. Stephanie Klick, are seen in a flowering room under sodium grow lights at Compassionate Cultivation, a licensed medical cannabis cultivator and dispensary, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Manchaca, Texas. Klick, a Christian conservative who is staunchly anti-legalization and didn't support expanding her law this spring, said it took her 18 months to round up enough votes in the Legislature and convince skeptics that patients weren't going to abuse a product that is set at one of the lowest doses for cannabis oil in the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 15, 2017 - 6:25 pm
MANCHACA, Texas (AP) — When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it. Texas is the last big state to allow...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016, file photo, a prescription is filled at Pucci's Pharmacy, in Sacramento, Calif. Pharmaceutical companies are suing to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice for big price increases. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America file suit Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in federal court in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 08, 2017 - 8:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pharmaceutical companies on Friday sued to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice before big price increases. The law was approved this year in response to consumer outrage over a rise in drug spending and high costs for some prescription...
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December 08, 2017 - 7:27 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Medical investigators in southern Arizona have determined that a toxic combination of prescription drugs resulted in the death of rapper Lil Peep. The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner on Friday released details from a toxicology report. The budding star, whose real...
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Donnie Anderson, co-founder and chairman of the California Minority Alliance, reacts after the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve new regulations for the marijuana industry on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
December 06, 2017 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is in line to become the nation's largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next year. The landmark vote came after a hearing in which council members characterized the rules as a work in...
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FILE - This Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 file photo shows a one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills in Sacramento, Calif. Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study released on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 06, 2017 - 5:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use. Researchers found a similar...
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FILE - This May 15, 2017, file photo, shows a CVS pharmacy sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain provide more health care and keep a key client, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
December 03, 2017 - 9:28 pm
Drugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans' health care needs with prescription drugs, clinics and insurance plans to cover those goods and services. The companies announced Sunday that CVS Health Corp. will...
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Denise Broyhill, who was among the first to buy medical marijuana at Potomac Holistics, shows tablets she had just purchased at the legally licensed dispensary, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Rockville, Md. Broyhill, of Annapolis, Md., said she hoped the medicine would produce good results in managing the pain from a neurological condition. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
December 01, 2017 - 9:37 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most liberal policies in the nation on who can qualify for the prescribed cannabis. Dozens of people stood outside a licensed...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, patient Alison Cairnes, foreground, looks at images with her doctor Shumei Kato at the University of California San Diego in San Diego. Tumor profiling that sequenced Cairnes' cancer genes helped identify a treatment that proved effective for her gastric cancer. On Thursday, Nov. 30 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved one such test by Foundation Medicine. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
December 01, 2017 - 10:39 am
U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumor and aiding efforts to match treatments to those flaws. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Foundation...
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FILE - This Oct. 19, 2009 file photo shows a neon sign at the entrance to the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors approved regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana following weeks of emotional debate over where to allow new stores. Rules approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, call for a 600-foot (180-meter) buffer zone between stores and schools, comparable to the distance required for places that sell alcohol or tobacco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
November 29, 2017 - 8:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials adopted recreational marijuana rules favored by pot advocates, but not without heated discussions over local control in a tightly packed city where neighborhoods differ wildly in politics and character. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected...
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November 29, 2017 - 5:16 pm
New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month or so, found they cut the frequency of the notoriously painful and disabling headaches. The drugs are the first preventive medicines developed...
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