California’s health insurers trotted out a heart-healthy character with an ulterior motive — taking a dig at drugmakers.
The center, driven by California’s legalization of marijuana, will study the medical, social and economic impacts of making pot widely accessible. Two top concerns: investigating marijuana as a potential substitute for opioids and providing the nascent cannabis industry with signposts for responsible behavior.
More than 1,000 San Joaquin Valley residents descended on Sacramento Thursday, calling on lawmakers to tackle the region’s bad air, chronic diseases and other health challenges.
The state nurses union struck a defiant tone at a Capitol rally and hearing, promising to continue their in-your-face tactics until the legislature passes a bill to create universal health coverage in California.
At a panel discussion this week in Sacramento, patients, caregivers and others shared their perspectives on how Alzheimer’s disease affects women, who account for two-thirds of those living with the condition.