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  1. How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco TiesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WGBH

    The food industry regularly turns to a small group of scientists - including several with ties to Big Tobacco - to determine whether additives they're adding to food products are safe. And these relationships often allow food companies to avoid a rigorous pre-market government safety review, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of A 1958 law allows companies seeking to market new ingredients to avoid an extensive safety review led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration if they can establish that their additives are "generally recognized as safe," or GRAS.

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  2. Pfizer wins first U.S. trial over Zoloft birth-defect riskRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Reuters

    Pfizer Inc scored a key victory Friday when it was cleared of liability in the first U.S. trial involving claims that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects in children born to women who take the drug while pregnant. Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claimed that Pfizer failed to warn that using Zoloft during pregnancy could cause birth defects and sought damages after her son was born with a rare, serious congenital heart problem.

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  3. $4 billion in health care for poor Texans at risk as doubts rise about Medicaid agreementRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Chron

    Texas stands to lose some $4 billion in annual funding to care for the poor unless it can convince federal authorities to renew a Medicaid waiver due to expire in September 2016. But federal officials signaled last week they may no longer be willing to pay for uncompensated care for people who could be covered by expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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  4. E-Cig Use Triples Among Middle, High School StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | CSP

    Current electronic cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products in the latest Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report . Findings from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey show that current e-cigarette use among high school students increased from 4.5% in 2013 to 13.4% in 2014, rising from approximately 660,000 to two million students.

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  5. Medicaid Expansion 1 Vote Away From Gov.'s SignatureRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | KFBB

    Senators have endorsed a House amendment to a bill expanding Medicaid eligibility to about 70,000 low-income Montanans, putting it one vote away from the governor's signature. Senators gave initial approval by a vote of 29-21 on Friday.

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  6. Fund to help Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder raises prospect of Republican presidential bidRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    People close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have formed a fund allowing him to travel the country to more aggressively tell of the state's rebound under his watch, raising the prospect of a potential Republican presidential bid. A spokesman for the governor told The Associated Press on Friday that a 501 group, Making Government Accountable, was established within the past month.

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  7. $25 billion Colorado budget heads to governor's deskRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    A $25 billion Colorado budget with taxpayer refunds and more funding for education is headed to the governor's desk after state lawmakers gave final approval to the spending plan Friday. "No one pretends that this year's budget was perfect.

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  8. Dover Doctor Indicted for Overbilling Medicare Faces New ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Patch.com

    A doctor in Dover who specializes in pain management faces charges in a third party indictment handed down yesterday for the overfilling of the Medicare Program. According to a release by United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Fathalla Mashali, 60, of Dover, was charged with 27 counts of heath care fraud, one count of mail fraud conspiracy, and 16 counts of money laundering in connection with billing the Medicare Program for services that he did not provide to his Medicare patients between October 2010 and March 2013.

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  9. Rep. Corrine Brown criticizes Gov. Rick Scott's health care lawsuit threatRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday he will take legal action against the federal government on the grounds that he believes Florida is being illegally coerced into expanding Medicaid by threats of a reduction in the Low Income Pool program. Scott's office did not give details about what this means: whether he planned to file a lawsuit, where and when.

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  10. Capitol copter, church giving and abortion funds: LettersRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    Doug Hughes is an American hero. In an incredible act of civil disobedience, he risked his life to draw attention to the frustration many Americans feel about campaign finance reform and the Citizens United decision.

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  11. David Vitter wants to subpoena D.C. exchange; Move ratchets up Obamacare fightRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Republican Sen. David Vitter will ask his Senate committee next week to authorize a subpoena against the D.C. health exchange, turning up the heat in his lengthy quest to find out who allowed Congress to use the city's small-business Obamacare portal. A draft agenda circulated Friday says the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship will vote whether to force D.C. Health Link to produce unredacted pages from Congress ' application to use the exchange, or "SHOP," that the District set up for its small businesses.

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  12. Legal and Regulatory Landscape for Mobile Health TechnologiesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | JD Supra

    Mobile health technologies continue to expand in application and implementation. Over the past decade, the breadth of these technologies has grown from the creation of healthcare-directed websites to implanted medical devices that constantly transmit and receive information .

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  13. Youth e-cigarette data prompts new calls to speed regulationRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Reuters

    Public health advocates are stepping up pressure on the U.S. government to quickly regulate and restrict access to e-cigarettes after new data showed use of the products tripled among high school and middle school children last year. The figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday raised concern among health officials who fear e-cigarettes will create a new generation of nicotine addicts who may eventually smoke conventional cigarettes.

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  14. Federal Officials Warn Texas: Expand Medicaid or Risk Hospital FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    The federal government is holding state leaders' feet to the fire, hoping to get Texas to expand its Medicaid program to provide health insurance to more low-income Texans. Federal officials called the state's health agency this week to say that Texas' reluctance to expand Medicaid - a key tenet of President Obama's signature health law - will play into whether his administration extends a waiver that helps the state's hospitals cover uninsured patients.

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  15. Mentally ill man Michael Spell sentenced to 100 years prison for murderRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Michael Buble the sexist beast: Star hit by fan backlash for Instagram 'body-shaming' woman in tight shorts he saw in Miami Mentally ill Colorado man, 25, sentenced to 100 years prison for brutal and random murder of beloved teacher, who he abducted as she went for a morning jog Sherry Arnold, a 44-year-old math teacher from Sidney, Montana, was on a morning jog on January 7, 2012, when she was abducted Michael Keith Spell, 25, of parachute, Colorado, confessed at the time to pulling her into a car while his friend, Lester Van Walters Jr, strangled her A mentally disabled Colorado man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday for the murder of a Montana teacher whose death highlighted the downsides of an oil boom that's sweeping across the remote Northern Plains, bringing thousands of newcomers to the area.

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  16. Man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher in oil boom townRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    A mentally disabled Colorado man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday for the murder of a Montana teacher whose death highlighted the downsides of an oil boom that's sweeping across the remote Northern Plains. Michael Keith Spell, 25, of Parachute, Colorado, was sentenced following a hearing before state District Judge Richard Simonton in Sidney.

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  17. These doctors are trying to turn the tide against 'quack' Dr. OzRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Physicians are finally speaking out against Dr. Mehmet Oz and the "quack treatments and cures" he promotes to the huge audience of his television show. Members of the public are being misled and endangered, which makes Dr. Oz's presence on the faculty of a prestigious medical institution unacceptable.

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  18. First Circuit Decision Strengthens Preemption Defense in Name-Brand Pharmaceutical LitigationRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | JD Supra

    On February 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs' state-law consumer protection claims against a name-brand pharmaceutical manufacturer, concluding they were impliedly preempted by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq. . See Marcus v.

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  19. Carlton Palms, state settle after girl's death, other complaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    The state agency responsible for protecting Florida's most severely disabled children and adults has settled a legal case with the Carlton Palms Educational Center filed after a 14-year-old autistic girl died at the Lake County residential facility from what an investigator termed "medical neglect." The settlement, approved last month by an administrative law judge, imposed a $10,000 fine against Carlton Palms and allows the center to admit new residents for the first time since September.

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  20. UPDATE 1-Pfizer wins first U.S. trial over Zoloft birth-defect riskRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Reuters

    Pfizer Inc was cleared of liability on Friday in the first lawsuit to go to trial of more than 1,000 filed across the United States alleging that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects, a company spokeswoman said. Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claimed that Pfizer failed to warn that using Zoloft during pregnancy could cause birth defects, and sought damages after her son was born with heart problems, according to her lawsuit.

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