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Appeals court throws out IRS rule on Obamacare subsidies

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul. The U.S. Court of Appeals for

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved

Wawona Packing recalls fruit over listeria concerns

Wawona Packing Co is recalling fresh Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The

German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

BERLIN (AP) — Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.

Appeals court throws out IRS rule on Obamacare subsidies

Murillo reads a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaA U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit accepted one of the main legal challenges to the policy by conservatives opposed to an expansion of the federal government. The subsidies, in the form of tax credits, are available to people with annual incomes of up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level, or $94,200 for a family of four.

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.

Wawona Packing recalls fruit over listeria concerns

Wawona Packing Co is recalling fresh Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The Cutler, California, company is pulling about three dozen brand products of bulk and packaged fruit nationwide, the FDA said in a statement on Monday. Wawona shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the plant and retested. Subsequent tests have been negative, the FDA said.

German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

BERLIN (AP) — Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.

Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis

File photo of a marijuana home grower working on a marijuana flowerA German court ruled on Tuesday that some people suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivate their own cannabis "for therapeutic purposes". Five people suffering from chronic pain brought the complaint to a court in Cologne after Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) refused them permission to grow the plant at home. While the plaintiffs all had permits to buy and consume cannabis for therapeutic purposes, they wanted to cultivate their own because they could not afford to purchase the drug and their health insurance did not cover it.