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Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study

Sep. 18, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego's Center for...

Judge blocks shutdown of nearly 100 marijuana businesses

Sep. 14, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has halted plans by state regulators that would have shuttered nearly 100 medical marijuana businesses as part of a newly approved set of licensing rules . Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello granted an injunction Thursday that was requested by a lawyer for a...

Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

Sep. 12, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on...

Regulators approve testing labs, moving 1st pot sales closer

Aug. 23, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first retail marijuana stores in the eastern United States moved a major step closer to opening on Thursday when Massachusetts regulators approved licenses for two independent testing labs. The state's voter-approved recreational marijuana law requires all cannabis products be tested for...

Vote on labs could move Massachusetts closer to pot sales

Aug. 21, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts marijuana regulators have scheduled a vote on the licensing of two independent testing labs, which if approved could move the state closer to its first recreational pot sales. License applications from CDX Analytics, of Salem, and MCR Labs, of Framingham, are on the agenda for...

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Aug. 17, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. Women take their temperatures and track their menstrual cycle on the app, which uses an algorithm to determine...

US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

Aug. 16, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag. The new version from Teva Pharmaceuticals is the first that will be interchangeable with the original penlike injector...

3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

Aug. 15, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize. The recipients of the annual Albany Medical Center...

Pot regulators could approve first testing labs this month

Aug. 9, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State marijuana regulators could approve independent testing laboratories later this month, clearing what's been a key roadblock to opening up the first retail pot shops in Massachusetts. The executive director of the Cannabis Control Commission, Shawn Collins, told commissioners on Thursday...