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Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage

STOCKHOLM — Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came — ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoax, but then the caller started speaking Swedish.

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Illinois panel OKs marijuana for pain, other conditions

COUNTRYSIDE, Ill. — An advisory board voted Wednesday to add chronic pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis and three other pain conditions to the list of illnesses that can be treated by marijuana in Illinois.

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New Mexico OKs medical marijuana farm near Roswell

New Mexico OKs medical marijuana farm near Roswell

ROSWELL, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health has approved several applications to grow medical marijuana in the state, including a hotly debated proposed farm near Roswell.

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Bill to let patients get STD meds for partners clears panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio Senate committee has cleared a bill that seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases by allowing doctors to prescribe medication to their patients' partners without first examining them.

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Medical marijuana company offers discount on month supply

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Amid criticism of high prices for medical marijuana, one of Minnesota's manufacturers on Monday announced a discount for patients buying a month's supply of medicine.

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State police posts collecting expired, unused prescriptions

State police posts collecting expired, unused prescriptions

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State Police posts across the state are serving as collection points for expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs as part of an effort to curb prescription drug abuse, officials said.

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Michigan panel recommends allowing marijuana for autism

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan would become the first state to allow medical marijuana for children with severe autism if a senior official follows the recommendation made Friday by an advisory panel.

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Price hike adds to sticker shock for medical marijuana

ST. PAUL, Minn. — One of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers has raised its prices substantially after less than a month in business, adding to a cost that many patients are already struggling to cover.

July 30, 2015 3:29 pmLoading…

Arrest affidavit offers look into case against Kansas mom

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — An arrest affidavit for a west Kansas woman accused of endangering her 11-year-old son by keeping marijuana around the house says the boy was able to draw a picture of the vaporizer she used to turn pot into cannabis oil.

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Marijuana exec puts up Illinois tornado victims at hotel

CHICAGO — People who lost their homes when a tornado roared through their central Illinois town last week received help from a new neighbor: the top executive of a medical marijuana-growing company.

July 19, 2015 12:13 pmLoading…

Sex-addiction treatment center catches on fire again

SPANSIH FORK, Utah — The Utah County Sheriff's Office is investigating after firefighters responded to a report of a building engulfed in flames for the second time.

July 07, 2015 2:02 pmLoading…

Missouri changes insurance requirements for eating disorders (copy)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri is set to be the first state in the nation to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover, a move advocates say will ensure families have access to care for not just the physical aspect but also the underlying mental issues.

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12-year-old girl undergoes surgeries following shark attack

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A 12-year-old girl who was one of two people injured in separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town has begun a series of surgeries as part of her recovery.

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Ex-firefighter sues over drug tied to compulsive gambling

ANDERSON, Ind.— A former Indianapolis firefighter has sued two drug companies, saying they failed to act on reports that a medication she was prescribed for restless leg syndrome causes compulsive behaviors such as gambling.

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Doctor accused of operating on wrong part of patient's brain

ST. LOUIS — A lawsuit filed against a St. Louis-area neurosurgeon accuses him of operating on wrong part of a patient's brain, causing permanent injuries.

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Marijuana cash is problem for Illinois tax collection

CHICAGO — The state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial services company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates receiving for taxes and fees from the new medical marijuana industry.

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Iowa court allows remote dispensing of abortion pill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down a restriction that would have prevented doctors from administering abortion-inducing pills remotely via video teleconferencing, saying it would have placed an undue burden on a woman's right to get an abortion.

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SD Indian tribe to begin selling recreational pot by Jan. 1

FLANDREAU, S.D. — An Indian tribe in eastern South Dakota plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes by Jan. 1, becoming the first tribe in the state to legalize the sale of cannabis across its whole territory.

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Iowa medical marijuana prompts parents to consider moving

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The Legislature's failure to expand Iowa's medical marijuana law has some parents of sick children looking to Minnesota.

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Indiana woman sues over township over urine sample rule

INDIANAPOLIS — A southwestern Indiana woman is suing a township trustee's office, alleging that she was denied government assistance because her disabilities prevented her from providing a required urine sample for a drug screening test.

June 12, 2015 1:09 pmLoading…

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