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Maine moves closer to importation of medicine from Canada

Feb. 18, 2020 5:13 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A committee of the Maine Legislature moved the state closer to wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada with a vote on Tuesday. The committee unanimously approved rules from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Democratic Senate President Troy Jackson of...

State Senate considers bills to cut prescription drug costs

Feb. 9, 2020 10:04 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Senate is considering a package of bills aimed at addressing the rising cost of prescription drugs. Eight bills were introduced this month. They aim to provide a way to import cheaper drugs from Canada, ensure more market transparency, raise consumer awareness about...

New Mexico looks beyond US borders for savings on medicine

Feb. 4, 2020 4:52 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Senate endorsed a bill Tuesday that might allow the state to pursue imports of prescription drugs from Canada on a wholesale basis in search of cost savings. Several states including Florida are looking for pathways to import prescription medicine while adhering to U.S....

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, center, announces a lawsuit against the McKesson Corporation and Cardinal Health, Inc., two leading distributors of narcotic opioids, for their alleged role in the opioid crisis, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in the Attorney's General's office. in Helena, Mont. Flanking Fox is Jon Bennion, right, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and Mark Mattioli, Consumer Protection Chief, left. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)

Montana sues drug distributors over opioid shipments

Feb. 3, 2020 7:55 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has filed a lawsuit against the two leading drug distributors in the state, saying they failed to monitor and report excessive opioid shipments to Montana pharmacies, worsening the opioid epidemic. Attorney General Tim Fox announced Monday the state was suing McKesson...

This Nov. 25, 1991, photo shows Michael Wright, CEO of Supervalu. Wright, a former University of Minnesota football star who led grocery wholesaler Supervalu Inc. for 20 years, has died. He was 81. Wright died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at his home in Wayzata of complications from pneumonia, Wright's son, Adam Wright, told the Star Tribune. (Marlin Levison/Star Tribune via AP)

Ex-Gopher star, Supervalu CEO Michael Wright dies at 81

Jan. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Wright, a former University of Minnesota football star who led grocery wholesaler Supervalu Inc. for 20 years, has died. He was 81. Wright died Monday at his home in Wayzata of complications from pneumonia, Wright's son, Adam Wright, told the Star Tribune. A Minneapolis native,...

Supreme Court: Alcohol distribution law unconstitutional

Jan. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a law requiring the top 25 brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers is unconstitutional. The 5-4 ruling means alcohol manufacturers can designate a single wholesaler in the state to distribute...

Judge ends halt to police seizures of cash-paying games

Jan. 21, 2020 3:34 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday lifted a month-old halt to police seizures of a prominent brand of cash-paying video machines while the courts consider whether the devices are legal under state law. Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler denied the request to continue an injunction...

Winemakers wary of impending tariffs

Jan. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Most years, January is a month of glory for the wine industry — celebrating the harvest and holiday sales of the previous year and gearing up for the next season. But for U.S. winemakers, January 2020 is a time of panic as the industry girds itself for the Trump...

In this photo from Jan. 10, 2020, a Pennsylvania Skill games storefront is open in Monaca, Pa. A hearing is scheduled before the state's Commonwealth Court for Jan. 15, 2020, on whether Pennsylvania law prohibits the machines as unlicensed slot machines, even if a player's success is supposedly based on skill, rather than chance. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Fight over cash-paying video games hits crucial stretch

Jan. 11, 2020 12:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal that the office is fighting to outlaw, like thousands of other devices like it around the state. In an unfolding court battle, the...

New Nevada laws restrict guns and vapes, tax e-cigarettes

Jan. 2, 2020 12:02 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — New laws that went into effect Wednesday in Nevada ban the use of vaping products and electronic cigarettes in most public places, and levy a new 30% wholesale tax on e-cigarettes. Other new laws include an omnibus gun measure that bans bump stocks, creates laws to take guns away...