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Democrats target prescription drug affordability, access

Oct. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats in the New Hampshire Senate are working on a package of bills aimed at making prescription drugs more affordable and accessible. Lawmakers say the measures will allow the importation of low-cost medications from Canada and will expand drug pricing transparency. Other bills...

Louisiana medical marijuana grower holding a job fair

Oct. 19, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of Louisiana's state-sanctioned medical marijuana growers is looking for workers. Southern University announced that its agricultural center will be holding a job fair for its medical marijuana operation at an event Monday evening. The school is looking for growing technicians,...

Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Oct. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Superintendent Eddie...

Editorials from around New England

Oct. 18, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Some tragedies easily averted Republican-American Oct. 16 Monday, a year-old girl in Tampa, Fla., became the 48th child to die this year in the United States as a result of being left in a hot car. While the public clamors for protection from lesser dangers,...

Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada

Oct. 18, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. In September, the Food and Drug Administration...

Pelosi moves on drug prices despite falling-out with Trump

Oct. 17, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated the...

Pot legalization plan would subsidize patients, pay police

Oct. 16, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies. A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a...

Oklahoma lawyer pleads guilty over bogus threatening emails

Oct. 16, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former top lawyer for the Oklahoma State Department of Health has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts over sending bogus threatening emails to herself. Julia Ezell was pretending to be the target of an angry marijuana advocate. She pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor...

The Latest: Bush-DeGeneres friendship prompts final question

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The final question at the fourth Democratic presidential debate challenged candidates to share examples of surprising friendships they've had and how it's affected them. The question on Tuesday...

Higher 3Q profit, improved outlook for Johnson & Johnson

Oct. 15, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter profit jumped 23%, beating Wall Street forecasts, thanks to higher sales of its key medicines for cancer and immune disorders and an acquisition-related charge a year earlier. The world's biggest maker of health care products also raised its...