Policy

A young woman smokes marijuana.
Without data, scientists aren’t sure whether to give marijuana the green light.
The idea behind an opioid tax is to punish pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic.
Recent spikes in opioid overdoses have also taken place in suburban and rural areas
ew York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried.
The Manhattan Democrat has been pushing a bill over a quarter century.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announces his administration will expand current city health care programs for every New York City resident.
It’s an effort to get the uninsured to take advantage of existing programs.
Besides single-payer health care, several other health care issues are expected to be at the top of the agenda.
From codifying Roe v. Wade to legalizing recreational marijuana.
Democrats are coming out of the woodwork to back the New York Health Act.
Officials at City & State's Health and Wellness summit discussed issues including lead poisoning, legalized marijuana and Lyme disease.
From single-payer to marijuana, top senators on the health committee discuss their top priorities.
doctor shortage
The city's struggling public hospitals have a partnership with a controversial med school in the Caribbean.
A medical marijuana cultivator sorts through the male and female plants.
The two markets would likely coexist, but with inconsistencies.
CVS pharmacy
The approved deal is at the center of a debate over the role of corporations in providing health care.
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