Latest Medication News

Missouri grants licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries

Jan. 24, 2020 3:50 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri health officials on Friday posted the list of recipients of the first 192 licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, bringing the state closer to joining the many others that allow at least some form of marijuana use. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior...

Privacy firm finds unsecured cannabis patient information

Jan. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An internet privacy firm says it was able to access private personal information of more than 30,000 medical marijuana patients, recreational pot customers or dispensary employees in several states. The privacy firm was searching for unsecured data online and says the database has now been...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., speaks during a news conference in Tahlequah, Okla. The Cherokee Nation is creating a work group to study the burgeoning hemp and cannabis industries in Oklahoma. It hopes to have a report by the end of May 2020.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Largest US tribal nation studies growing marijuana industry

Jan. 23, 2020 5:56 PM EST

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation plans to create a working group to study how the tribe might get involved in the burgeoning hemp and cannabis industries. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. appointed the seven-member committee on Wednesday and asked the group to develop its...

Text of Democratic response to SC State of the State address

Jan. 22, 2020 7:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The text of Democratic House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford's response to the 2020 governor's State of the State address as prepared. ___ Good evening, my name is Todd Rutherford. I represent the people of House District 74 in Richland County and I serve as the House Democratic...

FILE - This June 7, 2018, file photo shows Lloyd Barrus, left, alongside his defense attorneys Craig Shannon, right, and Greg Jackson, not pictured, appearing before Judge Kathy Seeley in the Lewis and Clark County Courthouse in Helena, Mont., for a status hearing regarding charges stemming from the killing of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore in 2017. Barrus who was charged for his alleged role in the shooting death of Mason can be forcibly medicated after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)

Montana Supreme Court: Suspect can be forcibly medicated

Jan. 22, 2020 6:23 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy can be forcibly medicated after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Lloyd Barrus, 63, is charged with accountability to deliberate homicide in the 2017 shooting death of...

Former Baltimore lawmaker pleads guilty to bribery, fraud

Jan. 22, 2020 6:05 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland state lawmaker and leading advocate of marijuana legalization pleaded guilty Wednesday to bribery and fraud charges after being accused of accepting more than $33,000 in exchange for granting various legislative favors, including work relevant to the pot industry. Cheryl...

Quinncy Parke, 17, testifies to the South Dakota House State Affairs committee against a bill that would make it illegal for doctors to give gender-change treatment to children under 16, during a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Pierre, S.D. The South Dakota House committee passed a bill that would allow for the prosecution of physicians who help children under age 16 to change their gender. The bill would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for medical providers in the state to perform surgeries, administer puberty-blocking medication or hormone therapy drugs to minors to change their gender. Nurses and other non-licensed medical practitioners would be exempt from prosecution. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

House to weigh banning gender-change treatments for minors

Jan. 22, 2020 4:23 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow for the prosecution of physicians who help children under age 16 to change their gender. The bill would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for medical providers in the state to perform surgeries, administer...

This Oct. 21, 2019, photo shows Johnson's Baby Aloe & Vitamin E Powder in Salt Lake City. Johnson & Johnson reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Johnson & Johnson posts higher sales, big 4Q profit jump

Jan. 22, 2020 10:46 AM EST

Higher prescription drug sales and lower legal costs drove Johnson & Johnson's fourth-quarter profit 32% higher. The world's biggest maker of health care products on Wednesday reported net income of $4.01 billion, or $1.50 per share. That's up from $3.04 billion, or $1.12, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings...

NMSU professor gets grant for antibiotic-resistance research

Jan. 22, 2020 12:23 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A researcher at New Mexico State University has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health for her work on antibiotic resistance. The university announced Tuesday that professor Paola Mera will use the five-year grant for equipment and manpower that will be...

New Hampshire considers importing Canadian drugs

Jan. 21, 2020 4:22 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A proposal to import prescription drugs from Canada to New Hampshire attracted bipartisan support at the Statehouse on Tuesday, winning praise from both the Democrat sponsoring the bill and the Republican he wants to replace in the corner office. Sen. Dan Feltes, D-Concord, told the...