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Swimmer recovering after being bitten by shark off Texas

CRYSTAL BEACH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 42-year-old man has been bitten by a shark while swimming off Texas and he's being treated for numerous puncture wounds to his right leg. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office says the man was bitten...

 
 By Paul Monies    Regional    August 9, 2018

Medical marijuana will be a cash-only market, with hassles for all

Oklahoma’s adoption of medical marijuana will be green in more ways than one: Retail dispensaries, processors, growing operations and tax agencies will have to work within a cash-only industry. With marijuana still illegal at the federal level,...

 

Group submits signatures for Oklahoma recreational marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma has submitted signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote after saying it may not have enough. The pro-marijuana group Green the Vote submitted the...

 

Oklahoma Pharmacy Board names Gourley interim director

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy has named Dorothy Gourley of Ardmore as the agency's interim executive director. The board appointed Gourley to the post on Wednesday, two weeks after firing previous director Chelsea Church....

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    August 8, 2018

Critics: Okla. Medicaid work requirement threatens coverage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Critics of a proposal to impose work requirements on some Oklahoma Medicaid recipients said Tuesday that the plan is designed to reduce the state's Medicaid rolls at the expense of health care services for some of its poorest...

 

Woman whose car went into Kansas River to get mental check

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman charged with intentionally driving into the Kansas River, killing one of her children and injuring another, will undergo a mental evaluation. An attorney for 26-year-old Scharron Dingledine, of Columbia, Missouri,...

 

Officials warn of hepatitis A exposure in northeast Arkansas

PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) — Health officials say anyone who ate at a northeast Arkansas Little Caesar's Pizza should get a hepatitis A vaccination after an employee tested positive for the disease. The Arkansas Department of Health said Tuesday that...

 

Medical Cannabis -- What Does it Mean for Texas?

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Cannabis Science announces its entrance into the Austin area, but who are they? What are they doing in Texas and why are they trying to educate the people of Texas in the Medicinal Cannabis...

 

Oklahoma governor signs revised medical marijuana guidelines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a revised set of emergency rules governing the use of medical marijuana in Oklahoma less than a week after they were approved by the state Board of Health. Fallin signed the regulations into law on...

 

Audit: Oklahoma Veterans Affairs has poor leadership

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state audit has found that Oklahoma's Department of Veterans Affairs has poor leadership. The department's three-year audit was released Wednesday, The Oklahoman reported . Auditors spoke with more than 250 past and current...

 

2 deaths in Wichita might be carbon monoxide poisoning

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say the deaths of two people appear to be related to carbon monoxide poisoning. Emergency crews found two people dead early Thursday in south Wichita. Officer Charley Davidson says police believe the two deaths...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 3, 2018

Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A U.S. judge determined Friday that a lawsuit the state of Oklahoma filed against the makers of opioids does not "necessarily rise" to a federal issue. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City...

 

Colorado's first human case of West Nile Virus this year

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A northeast Colorado resident has been hospitalized with the most serious form of the West Nile Virus. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment says it is the first human case of the virus this year in...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    August 2, 2018

Oklahoma health board approved new medical marijuana rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials on Wednesday adopted new guidelines for the use of medical marijuana in the state after earlier rules hastily adopted last month came under harsh criticism from the attorney general and medical...

 

USDA issues alert about salads, wraps due to parasite worry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have issued a public health alert about more than two dozen beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products as a precaution due to possible parasite contamination. The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and...

 

Kansas man remains hospitalized after stun gun used on him

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 36-year-old Kansas man remains hospitalized with a head injury he suffered three weeks ago when a Joplin police officer used a stun gun on him. Police say James Wary, of Pittsburg, Kansas, was recently moved to a transitional...

 

St. Louis opioid treatment program to expand statewide

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis-area pilot program that's treated more than 2,000 opioid overdose victims is expanding statewide. Missouri health officials are looking to implement Engaging Patients in Care Coordination, or EPICC, across the...

 

Colorado medical marijuana companies in patent dispute

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado cannabis company is suing another firm in the state for patent infringement of its cannabinoid medical product formula. United Cannabis Corp. of Golden filed the lawsuit in Denver U.S. District Court on Monday against Pure...

 

DHS announces child care subsidy rate increase

OKLAHOMA CITY – After years of budget cuts that forced stagnant rates, reductions and a freeze to child care subsidies for working families, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) received money from the state legislature to increase...

 

Windsor doctor joining direct primary care movement

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Dr. Emily Anderson-Elder carefully considered her patient's symptoms: - Frustration over limited time spent with patients. - Inordinate amounts of time inputting required data. - Side effects including high levels of stress. T...

 

Oklahoma recreational marijuana measure hits signature goal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A group working to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma says it's gathered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. Green the Vote announced Sunday that's collected more than 132,000 signatures for its ballot measure...

 

Missouri county becomes latest to sue over opioid epidemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri county that includes Kansas City is the latest municipality to sue opioid makers, distributors and pharmacies over what it calls the "worst man-made epidemic in modern medical history." Jackson County alleges...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 27, 2018

Oklahoma health department revised medical marijuana rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials released new proposed medical marijuana rules on Friday that remove some of the most criticized provisions, including a ban on the sale of smokable pot and a requirement that female patients get a preg...

 

CDC: backyard chickens are spreading salmonella to people

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — If you're really loving your backyard chickens and all those fresh eggs, you might be giving your flock a little bit of extra attention — and some snuggles and kisses. Well, you had better stop, the Centers for Disease...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 26, 2018

Oklahoma pharmacy board fires director amid probe into texts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy fired its executive director Wednesday after state investigators confirmed she is the target of a bribery probe involving text messages exchanged with a top lawyer involved in writing the state's...

 

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