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Georgia governor outlines alternative plan for medical marijuana

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is working on a way to legalize medical marijuana for treatment of children with seizure disorders...

France seizes record stash of fake Viagra, pills from China

French customs said on Thursday they had seized a stash of 10 tonnes of fake aspirin and erectile dysfunction and diarrhea...

Unease grows among U.S. doctors over Indian drug quality

Some U.S. doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a...

Teva settles Medicaid false billing case tied to Chicago doctor

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle charges that it paid kickbacks to a Chicago psychiatrist...

ER visits for low blood sugar common among insulin users

Almost 100,000 people in the U.S. are sent to emergency rooms every year for low blood sugar or errors related to a common...

Georgia state lawmakers OK medical marijuana as seizure treatment

A Georgia measure that would legalize use of a liquid, non-intoxicating form of marijuana for patients with severe seizure...

U.S. Medicare chief defends proposed Part D drug benefit reforms

The Obama administration's top Medicare official on Tuesday defended proposed changes to the popular Part D drug benefits...

U.S. FDA weighs evidence on producing 'three-parent' embryos

U.S. medical advisors are weighing whether there is scientific justification for allowing human studies of a controversial...

Seizure initially suspected in RFK daughter's car crash -NY expert

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was so disoriented after sideswiping a truck in 2012 that...

Digital media could work as tool to improve health

After a desperate mother in South Wales, UK, posted a video of her baby having a seizure on Facebook, one of her friends...

Georgia bill would seek limited access to medical marijuana strain

Georgia state representative Allen Peake introduced a bill on Tuesday that would legalize a non-psychoactive strain of marijuana...

Florida Democrats may get buzz from medical marijuana

A November ballot measure to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Florida could have a decidedly political side effect....

Brain injuries like Schumacher's can destroy lives: study

People with severe head injuries like the one that left Michael Schumacher in critical condition have permanently altered...

Program may help diabetics head off low blood sugar

A six-week behavior-modification program helped people with diabetes overcome anxieties and prevent plunging blood sugar...

Daily pot tied to age of first psychotic episode

In a study of adults who experienced psychosis for the first time, having smoked marijuana daily was linked to an earlier...

New York's medical marijuana law excludes some who seek the drug

When New York moves ahead with its planned legalization of medical marijuana for the chronically ill, Missy Miller's epileptic...

Former Israeli leader Sharon's condition deteriorating: hospital

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, comatose since a 2006 stroke, slipped closer to death on Thursday after a sharp decline...

Judge Strikes Down Florida Law Mandating Drug Tests For Welfare

A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated...

Twin U.S. studies unlock mystery of how HIV causes AIDS

U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the body's immune system and cause AIDS,...

Bank of America intern died of natural causes: inquest

A 21-year-old Bank of America Merrill Lynch intern whose death prompted the bank to review working conditions for junior...

Bedroom computers, TV may add to autism sleep issues

Kids with autism and related disorders are prone to sleep disturbances but a new study finds that screen time, especially...

Many vets given psychiatric drugs without diagnosis

Nearly one-third of U.S. veterans who are given psychiatric medications by their doctors do not have a diagnosed mental health...

Kids with autism often get multiple meds at once

Many kids with autism are prescribed mood-altering drugs, sometimes several at once for long periods of time, according to...

One million fake anti-anxiety pills seized at Zurich airport

Swiss customs authorities have seized one million fake pills resembling Pfizer's anti-anxiety medicine Xanax at Zurich airport,...

U.S. court may allow suits against Guantanamo forced feeding

A U.S. appeals court showed a potential willingness on Friday to intervene in the forced feeding of Guantanamo Bay hunger...

New Jersey Governor Christie signs "pot-for-tots" bill

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill on Wednesday allowing sick children greater access to medical marijuana,...

Infant head trauma no more common in military families

Infants in military families have about the same risk of suffering head trauma from violent shaking, known as shaken baby...

Bank of America reviews long-hours culture after intern's death

Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday it was reviewing the working conditions for junior employees after the death...

Long-term nerve damage feared after Syria chemical attack

Even those who survived the suspected chemical weapons attack in Damascus - and many hundreds didn't - may have life-long...

Poor sleep tied to kids' lower academic performance

Children who have trouble sleeping tend to do worse in school than their peers who get a good night's sleep, a new study...

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