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1 hr ago | Sunherald.com

Juneau regulates electronic cigarettes

Being able to take a couple puffs of his e-cigarette inside the bars kept him out of the lineup of smokers outside downtown bars - and away from temptation, he said.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Law, Libraries, Food and Drug Administration, Lung Cancer

2 hrs ago | The Marion Star

Experts say brain damage, not weakness, leads to repeated drug use

An addict craves drugs the way most people crave food, water and sex. That's because the parts of the brain that remind you to eat, drink and repopulate the species are the same portions that drugs attack.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Law, Marion, OH

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Examiner.com

Pot researcher fired: AZ pot researcher sacked, what's the agenda behind firing?

Arizona University Professor Susan Sisley joins HuffPost Live to talk about why she was fired over her medical marijuana research.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Arizona, Arizona Government, Marijuana, University of Arizona, Law

North County Public Radio

Prosecutors: Northern NY hospital to pay $750,000

Federal prosecutors say a hospital in northern New York has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations that it submitted 1,900 improper Medicare claims.

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Related Topix: Law, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Carthage, NY

WFAA-TV Dallas

Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Obamacare: Little-known provision allows Californians stuck in bad plans to switch

Furious after discovering that their longtime doctors weren't part of their new Anthem Blue Cross plans under the federal health care law, many Bay Area residents didn't just get mad.

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Related Topix: California, Law, Health Insurance, Health, Santa Monica, CA

New Hampshire Public Radio -

How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam

The fraud scheme began to unravel last fall, with the discovery of a misdirected stack of bogus prescriptions and a suspicious spike in Medicare drug spending tied to a doctor in Key Biscayne, Fla.

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Related Topix: Law, Miami, FL, us Travel, Travel

Logan Banner

Former Logan Circuit Clerk pleas guilty

Former Logan County Circuit Clerk Alvis Porter faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty today to failing to collect, account for, and pay over federal employment taxes.

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Related Topix: Prison, Logan County, WV, Law, Holden, WV, Criminal Defense Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Vermont lawmakers approve health care rules

But work will continue to examine possible scenarios that might play out for Vermonters from the rules.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Law

WIS-TV Columbia

House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Law, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

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.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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.

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

Patch.com

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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)

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

WMDT

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Law, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

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