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Dentist sentenced for improperly prescribing opioid pills

Jul. 23, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane dentist who originally faced years in federal prison has been sentenced to 15 months of home confinement and three years of probation. The Spokesman-Review reports U.S. District Court Judge Lonny Suko on Monday sentenced Dr. James Stein-Sheridan Shelby. Federal investigators...

Judge orders improvements at county jail in Georgia

Jul. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered officials in a metro Atlanta county to improve conditions at a local jail where women with mental health problems say they are subject to prolonged solitary confinement. Judge William Ray issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday requiring Fulton County Sheriff...

FDA warns top marijuana company for making CBD health claims

Jul. 23, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

U.S. regulators have issued a warning to a leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it has warned Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved drugs. The agency says Curaleaf's claims could lead people...

Georgia abortion law foes seek to keep it from taking effect

Jul. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions on Tuesday asked a judge to keep it from taking effect while their legal challenge plays out. The law is set to become enforceable Jan. 1. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive...

Marijuana firm challenges Utah's medical pot growing picks

Jul. 23, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's decision to award a smaller number of medical marijuana grower licenses than the amount allowed by law is being challenged by a rejected applicant claiming the state granted a license to unqualified cultivators and could create a cannabis shortage that forces patients to buy on...

Report shows Hawaii infant died from antihistamine overdose

Jul. 23, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A toxicology test indicates a Hawaii infant who died in the care of a babysitter had nearly double the concentration of an antihistamine in her blood as what is usually lethal for babies. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that a Honolulu medical examiner determined 7-month-old...

Russian boxer, 28, dies after suffering brain injury in ring

Jul. 23, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, two days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered a brain swelling in Friday's light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill,...

Idaho attorney general sues several opioid makers

Jul. 23, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has filed another lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, contending they deliberately deceived the public about the dangers of opioid prescriptions in order to generate big profits. The lawsuit, filed in Boise's U.S. District Court on...

Senators unveil compromise to reduce drug costs for seniors

Jul. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior senators — a Republican and a Democrat — unveiled compromise legislation Tuesday to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients, while saving money for federal and state health care programs serving seniors and low-income people. Iowa...

Court tosses Utah law that blocked malpractice lawsuits

Jul. 23, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has struck down part of a law that allowed a state panel to block malpractice lawsuits from reaching the courtroom. The court ruled last week that it is unconstitutional for the panel under the state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to make...