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Medical marijuana sold at dispensaries is not FDA-approved. The agency hasn’t vouched for its safety or efficacy or determined the proper dosage. It doesn’t inspect the facilities where the goods are produced, and it doesn’t assess quality control.

Marijuana has grown more potent and dangerous as legalization has made it more widely available, and though marijuana-related medical emergencies have landed hundreds of thousands of people in the hospital, consumer protections are spotty and have failed to keep up. Read more»

La marihuana medicinal que se vende en los dispensarios no está aprobada por la FDA. La agencia no ha garantizado su seguridad o eficacia ni ha determinado la dosis adecuada. No inspecciona las instalaciones donde se producen los bienes y no evalúa el control de calidad.

La marihuana se ha vuelto más potente y peligrosa, y aunque las emergencias médicas relacionadas con la marihuana han llevado a cientos de miles de personas al hospital, las protecciones al consumidor son irregulares y no se han mantenido al día. Read more»

Three conservative judges with a history of rulings restricting abortion access signaled they will side with a group of doctors challenging the approval of an abortion drug. Read more»

Though public opposition to approving over-the-counter use of Opill has been limited to a small group of conservative Christian anti-abortion groups, the anti-abortion voice has been loud when it comes to birth control access in the U.S.

Health experts unanimously voted for the FDA to immediately approve the contraceptive drug norgestrel - sold as Opill and approved by the FDA decades ago for prescription-only use - for over the counter sales, the first time a birth control pill would be available without a prescription. Read more»

The only alternative to medication abortion, which makes up roughly half of all abortions across the country, are surgical abortions which are more invasive and less accessible, and the states worry crippling access even further will harm both women and the health care system.

As legal battles continue over the FDA approval of abortion drug mifepristone, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief that urged the court to preserve access to the medication. Read more»

U.S. Customs officials advised Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Re-entry officials to send drugs used for executions in small lots through specific airports where they were less likely to be detected to avoid import restrictions.

Modern execution methods are designed as much to increase the comfort of the witnesses as to ease the pain of the person actually being killed, but a search for viable execution drugs caused problems for Arizona and other states looking to execute prisoners. Read more»

Medication abortion stands as one of the last options for people seeking reproductive health care in areas where new restrictions have followed the Supreme Court’s decision to end the federal right to abortions.

The Supreme Court on Friday stopped new restrictions on mifepristone from going into effect and limiting access to the procedure nationwide, a pause on lower court rulings restricting the use of the popular abortion pill that will stay in place while the appeal proceeds. Read more»

Los oponentes del aborto celebraron el año pasado cuando la Corte Suprema revocó el derecho al aborto, casi 50 años después de haber sido reconocido.

Los proveedores de atención médica de Arizona confían en que podrán continuar brindando abortos seguros, incluso cuando los tribunales se enredan por una orden que podría detener la distribución de un medicamento clave para el aborto. Read more»

Drug companies claim revoking mifepristone’s approval would have broad consequences for other drugs on the market.

The Supreme Court intervened Friday to ensure that medication abortion remains available to the public without restrictions while a legal battle plays out in the lower courts. Read more»

The Department of Justice appeal to the Supreme Court would seek to continue to allow mail delivery and the 10-week limit for pregnancies while the lawsuit goes on.

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it will ask the Supreme Court on an emergency basis to keep access to the abortion medication mifepristone exactly as it is now, amid the appeals process in a much-watched case out of Texas. Read more»

The Republican lawmakers were among the dozens of organizations, both supporting and opposing abortion rights, that have filed briefs with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans this week.

A group of 69 congressional Republicans is backing a federal judge’s ruling that would overturn the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s two-decade-old approval of the abortion pill mifepristone. Read more»

A late-night ruling out of the Fifth Circuit allows the popular abortion pill mifepristone to stay on shelves nationwide but under limited circumstances after the appeals court handed the government a partial stay of the order that would have halted the FDA's approval of mifepristone. Read more»

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs opinion last June overturned the constitutional right to an abortion that stood for nearly half a century

Democratic attorneys general from 23 states - including Arizona - and the District of Columbia weighed in with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, supporting access to the abortion medication mifepristone. Read more»

Political leaders emphasized the risk that other drugs could be affected in future cases by the Texas decision.

U.S. Senate Democratic leaders vowed to defend reproductive rights and abortion access Saturday, less than a day after a federal judge in Texas ruled the federal government needs to pull the abortion pill off the market within a week. Read more»

La FDA está considerando una propuesta para facilitar la donación de sangre y plasma por parte de hombres que tienen relaciones sexuales con hombres.

El fiscal general de Arizona, Kris Mayes, se unió a otros 21 fiscales generales estatales para apoyar una propuesta de la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos que facilitaría a las personas LGBTQ la donación de sangre y plasma. Read more»

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