Trial in Florida’s opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens | health and fitness

Trial in Florida's opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens |  health and fitness

By CURT ANDERSON – Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A trial opened on Monday in Florida’s opioid epidemic lawsuit against pharmacy chain Walgreens, which accuses state officials of prioritizing profits over health by improperly dispensing millions of powerful painkillers, causing tens of thousands of deaths . The trial in Pasco County, north of … Read more

Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus | health

Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus |  health

By BRIAN WITTE – Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers ended their term late Monday by passing legislation to strengthen cybersecurity in a year marked by a budget surplus, upgrades to parks, infrastructure, schools and information technology systems, and tax breaks enabled . In a year of huge surpluses, largely due to federal … Read more

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing | health and fitness

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing |  health and fitness

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — A Republican-authored bill legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin will have its first public hearing next week, in a bid to meet a goal of supporters and to be the latest sign of progress for those supporting the laws of the state want to relax. The bill will not go into effect … Read more

Committee thwarts end-of-life bill using parliamentary tactics | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

A bill that would allow terminally ill Connecticut adults to apply for drugs to help them die was suddenly derailed by unusual parliamentary procedure during a committee vote on Monday. Proponents had expressed optimism that this would finally be the year when, after about a decade of emotional debates, the law would be voted through … Read more

Trial in Florida’s opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The trial opened Monday in Florida’s opioid epidemic lawsuit against the Walgreens pharmacy chain, which accuses state officials of prioritizing profits over health by improperly dispensing millions of powerful painkillers, causing tens of thousands of deaths caused. The trial in Pasco County, north of Tampa, comes after other defendants in … Read more

Transgender treatment ban challenged by Alabama lawsuit | health

Transgender treatment ban challenged by Alabama lawsuit |  health

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two families of transgender teenagers and two doctors sued the state of Alabama on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans teens under the age of 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to induce their Gender to … Read more

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic | health

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic |  health and fitness

By LOLITA C. BALDOR – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 patient experienced shortness of breath. The Army nurse knew she had to act quickly. It was the peak of this year’s Omicron surge, and an Army medical team was helping at a Michigan hospital. Normal patient beds were full. Likewise the intensive care. … Read more

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic | health

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic |  health and fitness

By LOLITA C. BALDOR – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 patient experienced shortness of breath. The Army nurse knew she had to act quickly. It was the peak of this year’s Omicron surge, and an Army medical team was helping at a Michigan hospital. Normal patient beds were full. Likewise the intensive care. … Read more

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic | health and fitness

After COVID mission ends, Pentagon plans next pandemic |  health and fitness

By LOLITA C. BALDOR – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 patient experienced shortness of breath. The Army nurse knew she had to act quickly. It was the peak of this year’s Omicron surge, and an Army medical team was helping at a Michigan hospital. Normal patient beds were full. Likewise the intensive care. … Read more