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Arizona clinic has workaround for abortion pill ban

Oct. 03, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix abortion clinic has come up with a way for patients who can end their pregnancy using a pill to get the medication quickly without running afoul of a resurrected Arizona law that bans most abortions. Under the arrangement that began Monday, patients will...

NIH to fund unproven ALS drugs under patient-backed law

Oct. 01, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When patients with a deadly diagnosis and few treatment options have tried to get unapproved, experimental drugs, they have long faced a dilemma: Who will pay? Responsibility for funding so-called compassionate use has always fallen to drugmakers, though many are...

Medical marijuana committee reports support in Kentucky

Sep. 30, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An advisory committee set up this year by Gov. Andy Beshear reported that many Kentucky adults favor legalizing medical marijuana, Beshear's office said Friday. The Democratic governor formed the Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee after a bill to legalize...

ALS drug wins FDA approval despite questionable data

Sep. 29, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A much-debated drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease won U.S. approval Thursday, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines. The Food and Drug Administration...

OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatened

Sep. 28, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Medical Center confirmed Wednesday it is planning to stop offering some gender-affirming medical treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding earmarked for the University Hospitals Authority. ...

Progressive Democrats frustrated with 2022 primary losses

Sep. 28, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than two months until the midterm elections, progressive Democrats are facing a test of their power. Their party is heading into the final stretch of the campaign with a robust set of legislative accomplishments that include long-term progressive...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 26, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

Detroit News. September 24, 2022. Editorial: Congress, leave abortion to the states Sen. Lindsay Graham’s proposal for a nationwide ban on abortions is not just a political disaster for Republicans, it’s bad policy for the nation. The South Carolina...

Louisiana marijuana permit receives high-profile applicants

Sep. 23, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Tulane University, former NFL player Steve Gleason, the Louisiana Democratic Party chair and a former superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department are among those vying for Louisiana's coveted tenth medical marijuana pharmacy license. In total, 28...

Recreational marijuana measure OK’d for Arkansas ballot

Sep. 22, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said voters can decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, overturning a state panel's decision to block the measure from the November ballot. Justices granted a request by Responsible Growth Arkansas, the...

Georgia board picks 2 companies to sell medical marijuana

Sep. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia board overseeing the state’s efforts to get patients access to medical marijuana has approved production licenses for two companies, a step to getting patients access to medication after a seven-year wait. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission...