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Michigan halts sale of marijuana vape products, orders tests

Nov. 22, 2019 2:07 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has temporarily halted the sale of marijuana products intended for vaping so that they can be tested for a compound linked to lung illnesses. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued the emergency rules Friday. They prohibit licensed medical and recreational marijuana...

Milan hospital displays X-rays of women attacked by men

Nov. 22, 2019 1:27 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — A Milan hospital is exhibiting X-rays of women attacked by men to highlight what one doctor calls the “daily horror” of violence against women. The San Carlo Hospital mounted the exhibit in its atrium to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against...

Number of new HIV diagnoses in NYC falls below 2,000

Nov. 22, 2019 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City has fallen below 2,000 for the first time since the city started keeping records in 2001. According to 2018 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 1,917 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in...

Federal addiction treatment dollars off-limits for marijuana

Nov. 22, 2019 11:43 AM EST

The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana. The move is aimed at states that allow marijuana for medical uses, particularly those letting patients with opioid addiction use pot as a treatment, said Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, whose federal...

Botched surgery lawsuits settled in South Dakota

Nov. 22, 2019 8:05 AM EST

ARMOUR, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge has signed off on the settlement of three dozen lawsuits accusing a doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries and botching many of them, leaving patients maimed or dead. Judge Bruce Anderson on Thursday in Douglas County dismissed the 36 lawsuits against Dr. Allen...

Petition seeks medical marijuana for ailing household pets

Nov. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will consider whether to extend its medical cannabis program to help dogs with epilepsy and people with attention deficit disorder. Five new petitions submitted to the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board seek new qualifying medical conditions for patients in the state’s...

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

Nov. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the most commonly...

Lottery will determine state’s 6 new medical pot licenses

Nov. 21, 2019 2:41 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s medical marijuana regulators have unveiled how they plan to issue licenses for six new dispensaries in the state and new rules that would not allow the new operations to grow their own cannabis at first. The regulations released Thursday say the new licenses...

Company released risky emissions, regulators say

Nov. 21, 2019 12:33 PM EST

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A factory in Livingston County has been ordered to stop emitting a chemical linked to cancer. The county health department says tests revealed high levels of trichloroethylene, or TCE, in the air near Diamond Chrome Plating in Howell. The levels are high enough to be considered a...

Delaware teams with Google to help fight the opioid crisis

Nov. 21, 2019 10:59 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The state of Delaware has teamed up with Google to help people seeking treatment for opioid addiction. The News Journal reported Thursday that words related to the opioid crisis are searched for in Delaware more than in any other state. But the top set of results won’t lead...