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  • Drug company objects to new Massachusetts rules

    By Associated Press

    A San Diego company that makes the new prescription painkiller Zohydro says it is disappointed with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to impose new restrictions on the drug after a federal judge said his attempt to ban it outright was unconstitutional. Published April 23, 2014

  • Kansas joining compact against federal health law

    By JOHN HANNA - Associated Press

    Kansas is joining a proposed compact with other states that hope to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul, and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday rejected criticism that the move will jeopardize seniors' benefits. Published April 23, 2014

  • AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

    By Associated Press

    Washington state at 5 p.m. Published April 23, 2014

  • News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT

    By Associated Press

    A Republican running to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he is backing out of the race so voters can line up behind a single challenger. Published April 23, 2014

  • Senate renews effort to legalize medical marijuana

    By KOURTNEY LIEPELT - Associated Press

    A renewed effort to legalize the use of a form of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy won bipartisan support Wednesday in the Iowa Senate. Published April 23, 2014

  • House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy

    By Associated Press

    The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments. Published April 22, 2014

  • Oklahoma gov. inks bill restricting abortion drugs

    By Associated Press

    Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, despite objections from opponents who say it will force more women to have surgical abortions. Published April 22, 2014

  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    By LINDSEY TANNER - Associated Press

    Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests. Published April 21, 2014

  • Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    By MIKE STOBBE - Associated Press

    A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Published April 18, 2014

  • Heineman to sign Nebraska autism coverage bill

    By Associated Press

    Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he plans to sign a bill that would require some health insurers to offer coverage for autism screenings and therapy. Published April 18, 2014

  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    By MIKE STOBBE - Associated Press

    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Published April 17, 2014

  • Missouri Senate endorses drug program renewal

    By Associated Press

    The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors. Published April 16, 2014

  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

    By JOHN HANNA - Associated Press

    Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited mandate. Published April 16, 2014

  • More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

    By SUE MANNING - Associated Press

    A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs. Published April 16, 2014

  • House OKs notification for ending fluoridation

    By Associated Press

    Public water systems could be required to notify Missouri customers before eliminating fluoride from drinking water. Published April 16, 2014

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