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Connecticut state Sen. Matthew Lesser, D-Middletown, announces new legislation that would cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin and diabetes supplies at $100 a month during a news conference at the Legislative Office Building Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. Lesser was joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, residents with diabetes and their families who described how they struggle financially to cover the cost of the life-saving drug. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

Bipartisan bill would cap insulin costs in Connecticut

Feb. 13, 2020 4:46 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers on Thursday announced bipartisan support for new legislation that would place limits on out-of-pocket costs for insulin-dependent diabetics, many of whom have seen the price of the life-saving drug skyrocket in recent years. A group of Democrats and Republicans...

Kentucky state Rep. Danny Bentley (center) presents a bill to a House committee on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky. His bill would cap the out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians to purchase insulin.  (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

House panel approves bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

Feb. 13, 2020 4:12 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to protect people with diabetes from being overwhelmed by high drug costs, a House committee approved a bill Thursday to cap out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians relying on insulin. The measure cleared the House Health and Family Services Committee without opposition and...

Georgia city sues alleging 'unconscionable' drug cost

Feb. 10, 2020 4:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia city is suing a pharmaceutical company over a medication it says went from $40 to over $39,000 for a single vial, costing local taxpayers more than $2 million to cover one patient. Mallinckrodt ARD LLC broke the law to keep the price of the drug Acthar artificially high, the city...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hypes 'comeback,' impeachment acquittal

Feb. 10, 2020 12:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the world is witnessing a great American economic revival that he brought on by reversing course from the Obama years. Yet the economy is not so different from the robust one he inherited and disparages at every turn. Trump's State of the Union speech came...

In this Jan. 31, 2020, photo, Ann Lovell carries her box of prescriptions after returning to Salt Lake City International Airport following her visit to Tijuana, Mexico. Lovell travels every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis with tickets paid for by the state of Utah's public insurer. Lovell is one of about 10 state workers participating in a year-old program to lower prescription drug costs by having public employees buy their medication in Mexico at a steep discount compared to U.S. prices. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

Feb. 9, 2020 10:57 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ann Lovell had never owned a passport before last year. Now, the 62-year-old teacher is a frequent flier, traveling every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis — with tickets paid for by the state of Utah’s public insurer. Lovell is...

State Senate considers bills to cut prescription drug costs

Feb. 9, 2020 10:04 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Senate is considering a package of bills aimed at addressing the rising cost of prescription drugs. Eight bills were introduced this month. They aim to provide a way to import cheaper drugs from Canada, ensure more market transparency, raise consumer awareness about...

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, as Vice President Mike Pence ad House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., listen. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and the state of disunion

Feb. 8, 2020 8:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the world is witnessing a great American economic revival that he brought on by reversing course from the Obama years. Yet the economy is not so different from the robust one he inherited and disparages at every turn. Trump's State of the Union speech came...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, John Davis, then executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, answers lawmakers questions at a hearing at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Special agents from the office of State Auditor, have arrested Davis, and several others in connection with a multi-million dollar embezzlement scheme. The indictments include a range of violations involving fraud and embezzlement. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Auditor: More than $4M stolen from Mississippi welfare funds

Feb. 6, 2020 7:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state auditor said Thursday that investigators believe at least $4 million in federal welfare money was stolen by the former head of the state welfare agency and others in the nation's poorest state. At least $48,000 of that paid for a luxury drug rehabilitation program...

Wyoming school district discusses plan to arm educators

Feb. 6, 2020 2:50 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in a Wyoming school district have held the first of three public meetings about a proposal to arm educators at six rural campuses. The regulations would allow educators to conceal carry handguns at Recluse, Little Powder, 4J, Rozet, Rawhide and Conestoga elementary schools,...

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, as Vice President Mike Pence ad House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., listen. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's exaggerated 'great American comeback'

Feb. 5, 2020 1:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "great American comeback” President Donald Trump claimed in his State of the Union speech drew on falsehoods about U.S. energy supremacy, health care and the economy as well as distortions about his predecessor's record. In arguing, in essence, that he has made America great...