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Georgia woman sues town for banning sale of sex toys without a doctor’s prescription

A Georgia woman has sued her town over an ordinance requiring a doctor’s prescription to buy a sex toy. Melissa Davenport, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, told WFTV-TV that sexual devices saved her 24-year marriage. “The nerve pathways interfered (with) going to my intimate areas, to the point where I…

HHS keeps age restrictions for morning-after pill

WASHINGTON — US regulators rejected Wednesday a drug company’s request to make emergency contraception available over the counter to consumers of all ages instead of by prescription. US Food and Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg sent a letter to reporters explaining she supports the move to allow the morning-after pill…

North Carolina cops push for access to drug prescription records

Proposal turns ‘sufferers into suspects,’ critics say The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is pushing the state to open up drug prescription records to police in search of painkiller abusers, a move that has raised alarms among privacy advocates. The Charlotte News & Observer reports that sheriffs made their proposal to…

FDA looks to curb abuse of cough medicine

FDA considers restricting ingredient in Robitussin and other cough medicines to curb abuse Federal health regulators are weighing restrictions on Robitussin, NyQuil and other cough suppressants to curb cases of abuse that send thousands of people to the hospital each year. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday posted its…

Health bill’s ‘gonna fill your donut hole,’ Fallon croons

The host of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” channeled his inner-Pendergrass Monday night in order to croon about the health care reform bill passed by Democrats last week. A NBC News anchor known for his self-deprecating wit also joined the band to pay tribute to the “big, effin’ deal.” “Aside…

Medical studies show cannabis effective for treating pain, spasms

With the results of a medical study summarized by a new report delivered to the California state legislature, the California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) claims it has established scientific proof that inhaled cannabis holds medical value at or above the level of conventional prescription medicines used for a…

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