Extracting Innovations COO Seth Cox shows Navy veteran Hikima Nukes how to make active butter for edibles at the Grow 4 Vets cannabis giveaway at the DoubleTree Hotel Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Veterans who RSVPed for the event were given gift bags with cannabis seeds, infused candy bars and a cannabis tincture. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)

1000 veterans line up for free marijuana

The “Grow 4 Vets” giveaway in Colorado Springs aimed to bring cannabis-based treatments to veterans with service-related conditions as an alternative to pain medications.

FILE - FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg poses for a portrait before a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, in this May 30, 2014 file photo. In a letter released Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

In a letter released Wednesday, more than a dozen groups ask the Obama administration’s top health official to replace FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.

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Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper have agreed to reduce the calories in beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.