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Federal government announces $80M for critical drug initiative in Alberta

Federal government announces $80M for critical drug initiative in Alberta

EDMONTON — The federal government has announced more than $80 million over five years toward the Canadian Critical Drug Initiative in Edmonton.
Tuberculosis outbreak declared in Pond Inlet, Nunavut

Tuberculosis outbreak declared in Pond Inlet, Nunavut

POND INLET, Nunavut — The Nunavut Department of Health has declared a tuberculosis outbreak in Pond Inlet. The territory's chief public health officer says there are currently five active cases and 22 latent cases of TB in the hamlet.
Cannabis 'price war' could cause 'significant' damage to industry: HEXO CEO

Cannabis 'price war' could cause 'significant' damage to industry: HEXO CEO

Hexo Corp.'s chief executive says he's seen a "price war" take shape over the last five months that could cause "significant" damage to Canada's cannabis industry. "No one wins in a price war," Charlie Bowman told analysts on a Friday call.
California bill to protect doctors who mail abortion pills

California bill to protect doctors who mail abortion pills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors in California who mail abortion pills to people in other states would be protected from prosecution under a new bill announced Friday in the state Legislature.
Burundi officials detect polio outbreak linked to vaccine

Burundi officials detect polio outbreak linked to vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Health officials in Burundi have declared an outbreak of polio linked to the vaccine, the first time the paralytic disease has been detected in the East African country for more than three decades.
Flight attack raises questions about security, mental health

Flight attack raises questions about security, mental health

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — The music was blaring on a February afternoon when Francisco Torres stopped by a Massachusetts barbershop, proclaiming he was half-angel, half-devil.
Kentucky Senate passes bill to legalize medical marijuana

Kentucky Senate passes bill to legalize medical marijuana

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate voted Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state, delivering a breakthrough endorsement after years of resisting access to cannabis for people suffering from a series of debilitating illnesses.
Kansas push for medical marijuana appears done for this year

Kansas push for medical marijuana appears done for this year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators aren't likely to legalize marijuana for medical uses this year following a vote Thursday.
Yukon First Nation declares state of emergency over opioids 'terrorizing' community

Yukon First Nation declares state of emergency over opioids 'terrorizing' community

MAYO, YUKON — A small Yukon First Nation says it's dealing with an "opioid emergency" that is terrorizing citizens and families with violence, crime, overdoses and death.
Kentucky lawmakers pass ban on youth gender-affirming care

Kentucky lawmakers pass ban on youth gender-affirming care

FRANKFORT, Ky.