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Pfizer, Allergan’s merger includes tax avoidance

Pfizer, Allergan’s merger includes tax avoidance

$160 billion merger would create the world’s largest drugmaker with high-profile products.

November 23, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
$160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry

$160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry

The Pfizer flag flies in front of world headquarters, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in New York. Pfizer and Allergan will join in a $160 billion deal to create the world's largest drugmaker. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

November 23, 2015 2:43 pmLoading…

Failed Ohio pot legalization effort vows to regroup

Failed Ohio pot legalization effort vows to regroup

November 18, 2015 3:48 pmLoading…

Illinois' 1st week medical marijuana sales: $211K

Illinois' 1st week medical marijuana sales: $211K

November 13, 2015 1:53 pmLoading…

1 in 7 medical marijuana patients aren't repeat customers

1 in 7 medical marijuana patients aren't repeat customers

November 02, 2015 3:05 pmLoading…

Ohio could see over 1,100 pot retailers under ballot issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans could buy marijuana, pot-infused candies and other related products from potentially 1,100-plus retail stores around the state if voters approve a legalization measure on Tuesday's ballots.

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New Mexico sees increase in medical marijuana patients

New Mexico sees increase in medical marijuana patients

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Health Secretary Retta Ward says New Mexico has seen a significant jump in the number of patients participating in the state's medical marijuana program over the past year.

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Police: University student sold drugs to pay for books

FLAGSTAFF — Police at Northern Arizona University are investigating a student who they suspect of selling cocaine on campus.

October 23, 2015 4:32 pmLoading…

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.

October 07, 2015 12:23 pmLoading…
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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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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Appeals court upholds injunction halting health mandate

ST. LOUIS — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care law unjustly burdens religiously affiliated employers by forcing them to help provide insurance coverage for certain contraceptives, even though they can opt out of directly paying for it.

September 17, 2015 4:42 pmLoading…

Ohio proposal seeks to drug test certain welfare applicants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio would screen and test welfare applicants for drugs under a bill expected to be introduced in the legislature.

August 04, 2015 11:05 pmLoading…

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.

July 31, 2015 1:12 pmLoading…

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.

July 23, 2015 12:12 pmLoading…

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…

Iowa woman donates kidney to her husband of 50 years

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — After 50 years of marriage, an Iowa woman found the perfect gift for her husband: one of her kidneys.

July 05, 2015 12:51 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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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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