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California May Let Non-Physicians Perform Abortions

Bill on governor's desk makes them less restrictive

(Newser) - While states like Texas and North Carolina move to make abortion ever more restrictive, California seems to be headed in the opposite direction. State lawmakers recently passed a bill that would allow early abortions to be performed by non-physicians, like nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physicians' assistants, the LA Times... More »

Calif. Medical Association Backs Legalizing Pot

Physicians want pot brought into the light

(Newser) - The California Medical Association has thrown down the marijuana gauntlet by officially supporting the legalization of pot. The move comes just a week after the feds warned several medical marijuana dispensaries in the state to close up . Organization members want pot legalized and regulated so the drug can be more... More »

SF Votes Today on Tobacco Sales Ban

May be nation's first city to shut down drugstore sales

(Newser) - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors votes today on whether to ban the sale of cigarettes at the city's pharmacies. City and state legislatures across America—as well as giant pharmacy chains like CVS and Wal-Mart—are carefully watching the outcome of what could be a harbinger of things to come,... More »

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