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NJ Supreme Court: Company must pay medical cannabis bills

Apr. 13, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in favor of medical cannabis patients Tuesday, voting unanimously that a construction company must pay for an injured employee’s medical cannabis bills. The decision upheld an appellate ruling from last January...

US agency says women can get abortion pill via mail

Apr. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor's office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. health officials said Tuesday in the latest reversal in an ongoing legal battle over the medication. The Food and Drug...

Missouri House backs easing access to HIV prevention drugs

Apr. 13, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill that would make it easier to obtain drugs to prevent HIV infection won easy approval in the Missouri House. The proposal, sponsored by Rep. Phil Christofanelli, a Republican from St. Peters, would allow people to go to pharmacies to...

New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

Apr. 12, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition. The governor, a...

Hernandez 2nd Rangers reliever to have Tommy John surgery

Apr. 12, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Texas Rangers right-hander Jonathan Hernandez had ligament reconstruction surgery on his right elbow Monday, just less than two weeks after fellow reliever José Leclerc had the same procedure, and their bullpen will also be without hard-throwing Matt Bush until...

Immune-boosting drug may help before lung cancer surgery

Apr. 12, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

A drug that helps the immune system fight cancer gave dramatic results when used with chemotherapy before surgery in patients with operable lung tumors, doctors report. One out of 4 patients given chemo and the Bristol Myers Squibb drug Opdivo had no signs of cancer...

Justices to hear Mississippi marijuana initiative arguments

Apr. 12, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that challenges the state initiative process and seeks to block development of a medical marijuana program. Voters in November approved Initiative 65, which requires the...

Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors

Apr. 12, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack. A dozen...

Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

Apr. 11, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abortion rights advocates say the pandemic has demonstrated the value of medical care provided...

Texas Rep. Crenshaw temporarily blinded after eye surgery

Apr. 10, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican, said Saturday that he has undergone eye surgery and will be virtually sightless for a month. Crenshaw, 37, is a Navy veteran who lost his right eye and suffered damage to his left eye in 2012 when a homemade bomb...