Q: I can’t stay on schedule with my high blood pressure meds. My doctor keeps hounding me. Is it so bad not to take them regularly? — Gracie P., Hull, Mass. A: You can skip a rock, skip school or simply skip for exercise (see iskip.com if you don’t believe us). But skipping your meds is bad for your health. It allows your blood pressure to rebound to its previously high, potentially dangerous levels. Read More
Federal health regulators have approved Amylin Pharmaceutical's long-delayed diabetes drug Bydureon, a next-generation treatment that requires fewer injections than the company's current offering, Byetta. Read More
A judge has ruled that Montana's medical marijuana law doesn't shield providers of the drug from federal prosecution, delivering a new blow to an industry reeling from a state and federal crackdown.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy on Friday dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by 14 individuals and businesses that were among more than two dozen medical marijuana providers raided by federal agents last year across Montana. Read More
District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier will again push for the implementation of Laura’s Law, a piece of 2003 state legislation that makes it easier for authorities to force patients with mental issues to take medication quickly.
Under current rules, judges must determine whether patients are dangerous to themselves or others before undergoing involuntary psychiatric treatment. Read More