GAO: Less than half of school districts test water for lead

Less than half of school districts test for lead in the drinking water, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 4:57 pm CDT
Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 8:20 pm CDT

States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 1:12 pm CDT

Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

Massachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation.

Monday, July 16th 2018, 11:09 am CDT
FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

US regulators approve 1st treatment for smallpox in case the long-gone disease is used in terror attack.

Friday, July 13th 2018, 4:39 pm CDT
US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's a personal reason for his focus on the opioid epidemic: His son almost died from taking fentanyl-laced cocaine.

Monday, July 16th 2018, 5:08 pm CDT

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

FDA wants to make it easier for some prescription drugs to be sold over the counter.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 9:18 am CDT
New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

New remedies for sleep apnea are vying for a place in the bedrooms of millions of people craving a good night's rest.

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 6:49 am CDT

Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. With five past defenders of the ACA still on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 12:26 pm CDT

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho over new abortion reporting requirements.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 4:02 pm CDT

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

Office space sharing company WeWork says it will no longer serve red or white meat at company events and also won't allow employees to charge meat to the company.

Saturday, July 14th 2018, 10:45 am CDT

FDA warns of fake gov't warning letters sent to consumers

FDA warns of fake letters sent to consumers who tried to buy drugs online or by phone; may be part of a scam to get money.

Friday, July 13th 2018, 9:25 am CDT

Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

Nurses seeking higher wages at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike.

Saturday, July 14th 2018, 9:25 am CDT

Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment

Oklahoma's Medicaid program is the nation's first to be approved to experiment with a new way of paying for prescription drugs that supporters say could save taxpayer dollars and provide patients with the most effective drugs.

Friday, July 13th 2018, 12:00 pm CDT
FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages

FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages

US Food and Drug Administration forming task force to find ways to prevent medication shortages.

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 1:21 pm CDT
Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law

Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law

An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 10:26 am CDT

Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakers

A report released by a group of Senate Democrats says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was in frequent contact with top officials of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of the lawyer's $1.2 million consulting deal with the company.

Friday, July 13th 2018, 11:14 am CDT
Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

The agency overseeing Oregon's legal medical marijuana industry admits it has not effectively provided oversight of growers and others, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted into the highly profitable black market.

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 8:56 pm CDT

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

Officials in conservative states such as Oklahoma are balking at voter-approved efforts to legalize medical marijuana.

Friday, July 13th 2018, 10:45 am CDT
Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has raised the possibility that a conservative majority could weaken or overturn the nationwide right to abortion.

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 2:05 pm CDT