Medical News

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii awarded eight licenses Friday for medical marijuana dispensaries — but not to Woody Harrelson. The actor was among nearly 60 Hawaii residents who applied in January to open the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries. Dispensary applicants were...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder. The drug from Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. is the first drug for the...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has awarded eight licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries — but not to Woody Harrelson. The actor was among nearly 60 Hawaii residents who applied in January to open the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries. The awards were announced Friday by...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The Food and Drug Administration granted the authorization Thursday to the test's developer, Quest Diagnostics, which said it would...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first commercial test for Zika virus has been granted emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The Food and Drug Administration gave the authorization Thursday to test developer Quest Diagnostics, which said it could be available to...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor is seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid coverage to inmates who face serious health challenges immediately before they're released from prison. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Friday that the state is the first in the nation to make...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's health secretary says the island has recorded its first Zika-related death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus. Ana Rius said Friday that a 70-year-old man infected with Zika died in February from a drop in blood platelets. The...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's health secretary says the island has recorded its first Zika-related death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus. Ana Rius said Friday that a 70-year-old man infected with Zika died in February from a drop in blood platelets. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents. A panel of FDA advisers meets next week to review risk-management...