US proposes reclassifying marijuana as low-risk drug

US President Joe Biden's administration formally proposed on Thursday reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug, a historic shift that would bring federal policy more in line with public opinion.


Canada unveils framework for universal drug plan

Canada on Thursday unveiled a framework for a universal drug plan that, once fully implemented, would mark the biggest expansion of its publicly funded health care system in decades.

Medical economics

Researcher investigates race and public assistance policy opinions

Despite the personal and societal costs, many people who are eligible for public assistance programs like Medicaid never enroll. The reasons behind decisions to not enroll in public assistance programs are personal and vary ...


Q&A: How can we tame the gun violence epidemic?

Thomas O'Rourke, a professor emeritus of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, spoke with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about how previous efforts to institute public ...

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