• Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says nobody knew health care could be so complicated. Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans. And they face mounting pressure to pass legislation annulling the health care law even as it becomes less...

  • Drugmakers pledge restraint, but prices will still soar

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several big drugmakers are trying to quell the ongoing furor over high drug prices by revealing more information about their pricing and even pledging to keep a lid on increases. No one should expect to be paying less for medicine anytime soon, experts say, though...

  • Trump warns health care system will "implode" unless fixed

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor. Trump said at a White House meeting with dozens of governors...

  • Doctors warn against teen pot use amid looser marijuana laws

    LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer
    Updated: 40 min ago

    CHICAGO — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think it's OK for their kids, but "we would rather not mess around with the developing brain,"...

  • New Mexico tribe puts up land for $160M medicinal greenhouse

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On a patch of tribal land in western New Mexico, a Delaware-based company plans to build a $160 million state-of-the-art greenhouse for researching and growing medicinal plants, including marijuana. Bright Green Group of Companies is partnering with Acoma...

  • LeBron still slowed by strep throat, questionable vs. Bucks

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James continues to recover from strep throat and is questionable for Cleveland's game against Milwaukee on Monday night. The superstar didn't play in Saturday's loss to Chicago. James, who is having another MVP-caliber season, has missed four games. He...

  • Colorado pharmacists to prescribe women birth control

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado pharmacists will soon be able to start prescribing oral contraceptives under a 2016 state law. The Denver Post reported Monday that the law allows women to get birth control pills or patches over the counter without a prescription from their doctor. Pharmacies are...

  • Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage. The Affordable Care...

  • Insider Q&A: Allergan CEO on impact of limiting price hikes

    Yesterday

    As drugmakers pushed back against rising criticism over sky-high U.S. prescription drug prices, one pharmaceutical company went public with a pledge. Brent Saunders, CEO of Botox maker Allergan PLC, last September announced a new "social contract" under which the company would limit...

  • Jason Day withdraws from World Golf Championship in Mexico

    Yesterday

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jason Day has withdrawn from the Mexico Championship because of an infection in both ears and the flu. The World Golf Championship, to be held in Mexico City this week for the first time and featuring the highest altitude for a PGA Tour event, was poised...

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