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50 min ago | CBS Local

Gov. Patrick Signs Compounding Pharmacy Oversight Bill

Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of the pharmacies.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Law, Framingham, MA

4 hrs ago |

Corbett signs budget, reduces Legislature's funds

He cut $7.2 million in earmarks and other spending items picked by lawmakers, noting that the proposal sent to him last week increased the General Assembly's own $320 million budget by 2 percent and included $5 million for parking.


Related Topix: Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett, US News, Education Etc.

9 hrs ago |

Is Sugar a 'Poison'? FDA Seeks Warning Labels

By Melinda Carstensen Public health advocates are fighting for more transparency of added sugars in foods, but some high-profile lobbyists are trying to thwart those efforts.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Law, Life, Food, Nutrition, UC San Francisco

13 hrs ago | KBOI-AM Boise

Amid Border Crisis, President Obama Urges Congress to Pass Immigration Bills

Emerging from a meeting on the border crisis with one of his harshest critics, President Obama said he and Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, don't have a major disagreement about how to handle the problem, the challenge is Congress.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Daily News Journal

'Bleak picture' for mentally ill: 80% are jobless

Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Law

WABC-AM New York

Doctors Call: End Warning on Antidepressants or Risk Suicides

Mental health experts are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to remove its most severe label -- the so-called "black box warning" -- on all categories of antidepressants because it has been "highly correlated" with a more than 33 percent jump in suicide attempts over the last decade as doctors and patients who could benefit from the drugs ... (more)


Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration, Entertainment, Drama, Television


Republicans Announce Special Session On Medicaid

Virginia Republican legislative leaders are scheduling a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose.


Related Topix: Law, Virginia Government, Virginia

Bellingham Herald

Tennessee accused of failing to follow health law

According to the letter dated June 27, of seven critical success factors required of states, Tennessee had met only one.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health

Merced Sun-Star

1 year later, no new abortion rules in N. Carolina

Broadly speaking, the law requires that clinics be regulated in the same way as outpatient surgical centers.


Related Topix: Abortion, Law, North Carolina Government, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Women's Health, Health

Arkansas Online

Care law funding UAMS spots

Funding made available under the 2010 federal health care law is supporting six family-medicine residency positions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, including two residents who started their training on July 1, UAMS officials said this week.


Related Topix: Law, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

Judge to mull bid to postpone Arizona execution

A judge is scheduled to consider a request Wednesday to postpone the July 23 execution of an Arizona death row inmate until officials reveal details about the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.


Related Topix: Law, Prison, Death Penalty

KUOW-FM Seattle

Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

HIV/AIDS drugs like AZT are lifesavers for many people. But insurers' policies on paying for the drugs vary widely.


Related Topix: Law

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Times

GOP field crowded for 6th Congressional District

If it's summer in the South, you might feel a bit cranky. As in hand-cranked ice cream, that is.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Baton Rouge, LA, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Law

Brandon Sun

Senate Democrats promise legislation to try to override Supreme Court ruling on contraception

Senate Democrats say they will advance legislation to override the Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing some companies with religious objections to avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care law.


Related Topix: Law

The Washington Post

Fact Check: Grimes releases first negative TV ad

Shaky claims about Medicare were common in the 2012 campaign, from President Barack Obama on down.


Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Evening Sun

Federal judge stirs controversy with blog post

A federal judge in Nebraska is again drawing attention because of his personal blog, this time for using an obscene reference to suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court should not have heard the Hobby Lobby case.


Related Topix: Law, Blog News, US Supreme Court, US News

The Town Talk

Doctor accused of selling false hope to families

The 6-year-old boy had been fighting an inoperable brain tumor for 10 months. When his mother, Niasia Cotto, found him in his bed, unresponsive and unable to open his eyes, "we knew there was nothing else that we could do," she said.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Law, Food and Drug Administration

CBS Local

Medical Marijuana Advocates Push For Vote In Pennsylvania

About two dozen mothers, grandmothers, nurses and small children are in the Pennsylvania Capitol to ask state senators to advance medical marijuana legislation.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Creative Loafing

First Drip (7/8/14): The South reeling from Supreme Court's election-law changes, more

Medical examiners have confirmed that the remains of a woman found last week in southwest Charlotte are those of missing school teacher Bianca Tanner .


Related Topix: Law, US Supreme Court, US News

KTVB Boise

Lawsuit filed against N. Idaho sprout producer

A lawsuit has been filed against Evergreen Sprouts, who was linked to an E. coli outbreak, by a woman who got sick.


Related Topix: Law