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Trump camp: Stop using his name in medical marijuana effort

Oct. 20, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign is telling a Mississippi group to stop saying that Trump supports a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Mississippians for Compassionate Care is a group promoting Initiative 65. It paid for a letter signed by several...

First Kansas City-area medical marijuana dispensary opens

Oct. 19, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Kansas City area drew a good-sized crowd when it opened Monday, despite having limited supplies or varieties for customers. Dozens of people lined up before Fresh Green opened in Lee's Summit. The owners, Rob and Bianca Sullivan, plan...

National Drug Take-Back Day events are this weekend

Oct. 19, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this weekend, and events are scheduled to collect unwanted medications. Kentucky has taken more than 163,000 pounds of unwanted prescription medications at drug take-back events and locations during the last nine years, the Kentucky Office...

Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open

Oct. 18, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's first licensed marijuana dispensaries opened this weekend in the St. Louis area with long lines. The two dispensaries run by N'Bliss opened Saturday in Ellisville and Manchester. Another dispensary is expected to open Monday in the Kansas City area nearly two years after...

Virginia's 1st medical cannabis processor opens in Bristol

Oct. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Virginia's first medical cannabis processor has officially opened to patients. Dharma Pharmaceuticals held a grand opening Saturday morning in Bristol. It's one of four pharmaceutical processors approved in the state to produce medical marijuana, TV station WCYB reported. Lisa Smith...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 file photo, Health care workers look on during a flyover at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. One of Utah's largest hospitals had no beds left Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in its regular intensive-care unit as the governor declared the state's weeks long spike in coronavirus cases

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

Oct. 16, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 35,770 since the pandemic began. New rules to limit gatherings to five people or less, reduce hotel capacities and impose a 10 p.m. closing time for...

A bottle containing the drug Remdesivir is held by a health worker at the Institute of Infectology of Kenezy Gyula Teaching Hospital of the University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020. A large study led by the World Health Organization released on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, suggests that the antiviral drug did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that made the medicine a standard of care in the United States and many other countries. The results do not negate the previous ones, and the WHO study was not as rigorous as the earlier one led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. But they add to concerns about how much value the pricey drug gives because none of the studies have found it can improve survival. (Zsolt Czegledi/MTI via AP)

WHO study finds remdesivir didn't help COVID-19 patients

Oct. 16, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that made the medicine a standard of care in the United States and many other countries. The results announced Friday do...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pitt-Greenville Airport, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's election-eve drug discounts for seniors get snagged

Oct. 16, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to mail millions of seniors a $200 prescription savings card has hit legal and budget roadblocks, making it unlikely the government can carry it out before Election Day. Democratic lawmakers have raised questions about whether the administration has...

FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 photo shows tablets of ibuprofen in New York. On Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration said that pregnant women should avoid a group of common pain relievers including Advil and Aleve for the last four months of pregnancy, expanding the warning from three months. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

FDA extends pregnancy warning for common pain relievers

Oct. 15, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women should avoid a group of common pain relievers including Advil and Aleve for the last four months of pregnancy, federal health officials said Thursday, expanding the warning from three months. The Food and Drug Administration said the fever-and-pain-reducing drugs can cause...

This image provided by Regeneron on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, shows a vial of the company's Inmazeb medication. On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved the drug for treating Ebola in both adults and children. (Regeneron via AP)

US regulators approve 1st treatment for Ebola virus

Oct. 14, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

U.S. regulators Wednesday approved the first drug for the treatment of Ebola. The Food and Drug Administration OK'd the drug developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for treating adults and children with the Zaire Ebola virus strain, the most deadly of six known types. It typically kills 60% to 90% of patients. ...