Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years in Michael Jackson's Death
Malpractice: Calling Dr. Conrad Murray's medical treatment of Michael Jackson "a disgrace to the medical profession," a judge sentenced Murray to four years in prison for his role in the singer's 2009 death, Harriet Ryan and Kimi Yoshino report for the Los Angeles Times. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter earlier this month. Check out Antidote blogger William Heisel's previous coverage of where Murray went wrong.
Children's Health: California state lawmakers' attempt to grab $1 billion in "First 5" tobacco tax funds earmarked for children's health and development programs was illegal and needed voters' approval, a Fresno Superior Court judge has ruled, Kevin Yamamura reports for the Fresno Bee. Lawmakers had shifted their budget strategy in the wake of lawsuits, but the ruling may prevent future grabs.
HIV/AIDS: As World AIDS Day approaches Thu., new CDC data shows that only about one in four Americans infected with HIV have the virus under control with medications, Mike Stobbe reports for the Associated Press.
Health Reform: Seven states are suing the feds over health reform with one hand, while taking health reform grants with the other, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar reports for the Associated Press. They're among 13 states sharing grants of nearly $220 million to create health insurance exchanges.
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