With South African AIDS orphans aging, prolonged and tailored help is needed

SAfrican AIDS orphans aging

PRETORIA, South Africa — When the Mohau children’s home opened in 1997, orphans with AIDS died every other day. But these days, not one child has been lost in seven years — and as they age with the help of drugs they face the teen complexities of dating and sex.

Medical marijuana advocates say California legalization initiative fails to protect patients

Medical pot advocates oppose Calif. legalization

Police worry medical marijuana programs will lead to confusion, confrontation

NM police: We need info about licensed medical pot

Growing requirement for Colorado marijuana sellers takes effect

Colo. pot sellers face new growing requirement

LA countersues after city clerk finds only 41 medical pot dispensaries comply with new rules

LA countersues over new medical marijuana rules

LA officials say only 41 medical marijuana dispensaries can stay in business under ordinance

LA says only 41 pot dispensaries can stay open

In South Africa, doctors and activists worry about impact of strike on AIDS patients

AIDS patients hurt by South African strike

Montana health officials say loophole allows out-of-state residents to get medical marijuana

Out-of-state residents can get medical pot cards

In DC, no such thing as too poor for medical pot; City is first to give discounts to the needy

In DC, no such thing as too poor for medical pot

Case involving SKorea’s most famous acupuncturist highlights clash over traditional medicine

Growing debate in SKorea over traditional medicine

Military treats mentally distressed soldiers at combat site rather than returning them to US

Military keeps distressed soldiers at combat site

New guidance from VA will allow medical marijuana use at VA clinics in states where it’s legal

Medical marijuana to be OK in some VA clinics

WHO: People on AIDS drugs climbs to 5.2 million after 1.2 million increase in 2009

Former US President Bill Clinton

New Mexico experiences pot shortage under tight medical marijuana rules

Looking for medical marijuana in NM? Get in line

Mich. man using medical marijuana to treat brain tumor symptoms sues after firing from Walmart

Medical marijuana user sues over Walmart firing

World Health Organization creates data base for global use of medicines for children

WHO creates data base on use of child medicines

Montana gov. says voters didn’t envision today’s medical marijuana issues, advocates changes

Montana gov. agrees change needed in marijuana law

Ritter signs medical marijuana regulations; law allows cities and counties to ban dispensaries

Ritter signs medical marijuana regulations

LA tallying how many pot clinics remain open in violation of new city ordinance

Deadline arrives for closure of LA pot shops

Judge denies last-minute attempt to stop shutdown of LA pot dispensaries

Judge denies bid to stop closure of LA pot shops

FDA enlists doctors to crack down on pharmaceutical sales pitches that violate rules

FDA urges docs to report misleading drug ads

Firebomb thrown into medical marijuana business on day of important vote

Firebomb thrown at marijuana business in Montana

Colo. Senate OKs medical marijuana regulations with changes; bill returns to House for vote

Colo. Senate OKs state pot dispensary regulations

DC Council passes medical marijuana legislation, sends bill to mayor before Congress reviews

DC passes medical marijuana, bill goes to mayor

LA begins laborious task of closing hundreds of pot dispensaries

LA begins process of closing hundreds of pot shops

Puff on this: AP-CNBC Poll finds most Americans don’t want legalized pot, support medical use

AP-CNBC Poll: Most in US against legalizing pot

Oregon Supreme Court: Workers can be fired for using medical marijuana

Court: Ore. medical marijuana can lead to firing

FDA cites spas for marketing unapproved Lipodissolve injections to nonsurgically dissolve fat

FDA cracking down on fat-melting injections

Even in states where it’s legal, Veterans Affairs doctors can’t prescribe medical marijuana

VA doctors prohibited from prescribing medical pot

San Jose City Council members vote to draft ordinance regulating medical marijuana collectives

San Jose votes to pursue medical pot regulations

LA pot dispensary law target of signature drive for referendum opposing limit on locations

Referendum would challenge LA pot dispensary law

Medical marijuana lawyer wants DEA agents disciplined over raid in Colorado’s Highlands Ranch

Medical pot lawyer files complaint on Colo. raid

UN cuts off free medicine to Haitian hospitals it says have been charging

UN: some Haitian hospitals are charging patients

Study: Poor quality malaria-fighting drugs litter Africa, raising fears of resistance

Bad malaria pills in Africa raise resistance fears

Pentagon military treatment facilities to offer emergency contraception at locations worldwide

Pentagon to offer emergency contraception abroad

LA mayor signs medical marijuana law to close and regulate hundreds of pot shops

LA mayor signs medical marijuana shop law

LOS ANGELES — The mayor of Los Angeles has signed an ordinance that will close hundreds of medical marijuana shops and banish the rest to industrial areas.

Denver medical marijuana lab says it was raided by DEA, ordered to turn over customer records

Medical marijuana lab says it was raided by DEA

Many Colo. pot dispensaries say they welcome regulation if it heads off LA-style crackdown

Colo. pot dispensaries welcome state regulation

LA City Council OKs ordinance that will close most pot clinics, curb so-called ‘Green Rush’

LA City Council OKs plan to close most pot clinics

New medical marijuana ordinance would shutter many dispensaries across Los Angeles

LA City Council set to approve pot ordinance

Calif. Supreme Court strikes down Legislature’s attempt to set medical pot limits

Calif. high court strikes down medical pot limits

LA City Council gives first OK to law that would close most medical marijuana dispensaries

LA City Council moves to close pot dispensaries

Los Angeles City Council poised to vote on medical marijuana ordinance

LA council set to vote on marijuana ordinance

Tenn. lawmaker applauded by pot smokers for advocating legalization of medical marijuana

Tenn. lawmaker applauded by pro-pot activists

NJ Legislature approves bill to make state 14th with medical marijuana; governor supports it

NJ Legislature approves medical marijuana bill

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