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Sununu vetoes bill to dispense ivermectin by standing order

Jun. 24, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday vetoed a bill that would have permitted pharmacists to dispense a parasite drug to treat COVID-19 by means of a standing order without a prescription. Some Americans have been turning to ivermectin to treat the virus, a...

New York Racing Association suspends trainer Bob Baffert for one year for repeated medication violations

Jun. 23, 2022 18:06 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Racing Association suspends trainer Bob Baffert for one year for repeated medication violations.

Newly created medical marijuana panel holds first meeting

Jun. 20, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A newly appointed medical marijuana advisory team formed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear met for the first time on Monday. The agenda for the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting included an overview of the panel's responsibilities and a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 17, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Research shows medication abortions...

2 Oklahoma attorneys charged in medical marijuana scheme

Jun. 16, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma attorneys were charged Thursday in an alleged medical marijuana scheme that allowed out-of-state growers to skirt the state's law requiring marijuana businesses to be at least 75% owned by state residents. Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. June 14, 2022. Editorial: Conduct an independent review of New York’s COVID-19 response As New York officials prepare to put together a report on the state’s COVID-19 response, a coalition of good-government groups is urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 15, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. June 14, 2022. Editorial: LCSD playing with fire in its proposed medical marijuana policy From the moment the Mississippi Legislature passed a law to create a medical marijuana program in January, it was inevitable that litigation would follow. ...

Trans kids' treatment can start younger, new guidelines say

Jun. 15, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

A leading transgender health association has lowered its recommended minimum age for starting gender transition treatment, including sex hormones and surgeries. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health said hormones could be started at age 14, two years earlier than...

Brazil court approves home grown cannabis for medical use

Jun. 14, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A top court in Brazil on Tuesday authorized three patients to grow cannabis for medical treatment, a decision that is likely to be applied nationwide in similar cases. A five-judge panel of the country’s Superior Court of Justice unanimously agreed that...

Judge lifts major obstacle for Nebraska medical pot campaign

Jun. 14, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge in Nebraska removed a major obstacle for activists who want to legalize medical marijuana via a ballot campaign, ruling that petition circulators no longer have to gather signatures from at least 5% of voters in 38 or more counties. U.S. District...