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Arkansas medical marijuana sales set to begin in mid-May

Apr. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for the state's first dispensaries. Department of Finance and Administration Spokesman Scott Hardin...

FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug

Apr. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK'd naloxone spray from Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals. Naloxone has been sold as a nasal spray in the U.S. since 2016 under the brand name Narcan....

Correction: Importing Prescription Drugs story

Apr. 12, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a story April 11 about importing prescription drugs to Florida, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Democratic state Rep. Al Jacquet is from Tallahassee. He is from Lantana. A corrected version of the story is below: Florida House passes bill on Canadian drug imports...

Wisconsin favors legalizing cannabis, but hurdles remain

Apr. 7, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gary Storck has been here before. For decades, Storck, a longtime medical marijuana advocate from Madison, has been pushing the state Legislature to legalize his medicine. Storck suffers from glaucoma. He uses cannabis to slow progression of the disease, which is gradually robbing him...

CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?

Apr. 2, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will hold a public hearing May 31 to gather more information on the science,...

Financial pressure mounts to fix Boeing's troubled jetliner

Mar. 30, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

Boeing is facing mounting pressure to roll out a software update on its best-selling plane in time for airlines to use the jets during the peak summer travel season. Company engineers and test pilots are working to fix anti-stall technology on the Boeing 737 Max that is suspected to have played a role in two...

FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression

Mar. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth. The agency on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics' Zulresso, an IV drug given over 2 ½ days. Sage said Zulresso will cost $34,000 without insurance, plus...

House panel backs giving Florida access to foreign drugs

Mar. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could gain access to cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and other foreign countries under legislation approved by a state House committee Monday amid concern it could open the door to subpar and even dangerous medications. The bill that cleared the House...

FDA approves 1st immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer

Mar. 8, 2019 6:28 PM EST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first immunotherapy drug for breast cancer. Swiss drugmaker Roche's Tecentriq was OK'd Friday for treating advanced triple-negative breast cancer, which accounts for about 15 percent of cases. It's to be given with chemotherapy, the standard treatment. Mount...

Alaska moves closer to onsite marijuana use in certain areas

Mar. 6, 2019 7:49 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has moved closer to becoming the first in the country with statewide rules allowing onsite use of marijuana at specially authorized stores. A memo from the state's Department of Law said it found no legal problems with the rules approved by marijuana regulators in December that...