By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed shops.
It might not clear up more than a decade of confusion that resulted from the state's medical
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials have tracked down 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in the nation's growing meningitis outbreak, warning Thursday that patients will need to
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Craigslist ad was placed by a self-described "friendly NYU student." It offered "pain and anxiety relief." Just in case there was any confusion, it signed off with, "(asterisk)(asterisk)perc roxy(asterisk)(asterisk)" and a smiley face.
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Craigslist ad offered black-market Percocet pills for sale but warned potential customers: "No LE please." Meaning: No law enforcement.
Like that made a difference.
The 40-year-old man accused of placing the ad was among 21 people arrested in an
By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest gained an unusual ally Wednesday in its fight to stop federal prosecutors from shutting it down: the city government.
The city of Oakland filed a federal
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - The chemist at the center of a Massachusetts drug-testing lab scandal refused to testify Wednesday in a drug case against a Boston man who once spent 15 years in prison for the slaying of a 12-year-old girl he says he did not commit.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities have determined that a suspicious package at one of the buildings of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was not dangerous.
The CDC said in a statement shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday that CDC and DeKalb County authorities had secured the package and
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a Food and Drug Administration requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Days after taking his wife off life support, George Cary got a phone call that confirmed his suspicions: Her meningitis-related death was linked to tainted steroid injections at a Michigan clinic that had regularly treated her back pain.
The doctor on
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips.
The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and