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2 hrs ago | News Max

Dissolving Heart Stent Leads to Less Angina

Abbott's Absorb dissolving heart stent proved as safe and effective one year after being placed in a diseased artery as the company's market-leading Xience drug coated metal stent with a significantly lower rate of chest pain, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Sunday. Absorb works in the same way as traditional heart stents, propping open arteries that have been cleared of blockages to restore normal blood flow.


Related Topix: Law, Medicine

4 hrs ago | Medical Daily

A Missouri Lawmaker's Attempt To Restrict Daughters' Birth...

A Missouri lawmaker renews his case to personalize health care coverage in order to deny birth control access to his daughters. One lawmaker is trying to manipulate and custom design the Affordable Care Act in order to cut off his three daughter's access to birth control.


Related Topix: Law, US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

9 hrs ago | Bay View

Mary Burke Has No Position on Controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international trade agreement between exclusive countries and until recent documents have emerged , has been drown in secrecy. Behind closed doors, the TPP makes decisions that could affect the cost of medication in America , copyright infringement laws, cause job loss and even implement net neutrality .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Law

12 hrs ago | ABC News

Hurdles for Obama Health Law in 2nd Sign-up Season

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Potential complications await consumers as... View Full Caption FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.


Related Topix: Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Tax

16 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke.


Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration, Apiculture, Science, University of New Hampshire, University of Minnesota

16 hrs ago | Washington Times

Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.


Related Topix: Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax

16 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

Mass. school at center of treatment controversy

The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the skin shock devices used by the center.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health

18 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 PST

From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation.


Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Scientific Blogging

FDA Panels: Conflict Of Interest Vs. Competent Advice

Since I would have to pay to actually get access to the full article, in my retired state I relied on the abstract and on a very useful The author, Genevieve Pham-Kanter, analyzed the voting patterns of almost 400 FDA advisory committee members between 1997 and 2011. This involved almost 16,000 votes in almost 400 different advisory committee meetings.


Related Topix: Law

The Orlando Sentinel

Crist exploring Medicaid expansion to cover uninsured Floridians

Florida governor candidate Charlie Crist makes a speech while he opens an office on Sistrunk Blvd, Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Michael Laughlin, South Florida Sun Sentinel Florida governor candidate Charlie Crist makes a speech while he opens an office on Sistrunk Blvd, Wednesday, August 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Law, Florida, MO, Medicaid, Health, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Medicine, Nursing

The Wichita Eagle

Seniors should be concerned about state taking over Medicare

Some GOP state lawmakers are upset that the Johnson County Commission on Aging plans to publish an article critical of the state's plan to assume control of Medicare. Tough.


Related Topix: Law, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Opinion

Business Journal

Businessman Claude Verbal heading to prison for fraud that fueled 'diamond-encrusted shopping spree'

Businessman Claude Verbal, who operated tax preparation and mental health service businesses in the Triad and around the state, was sentenced this week to nearly 12 years in prison on fraud charges. After pleading guilty to defrauding customers of his tax preparation business and Medicaid behavioral health provider offices around the Triad and the state, businessman Claude Arthur Verbal II is heading to prison and has been ordered to pay $6.4 million in restitution.


Related Topix: Law, Federal Prisons, Prison, Tax

St. Petersburg Times

PolitiFact: Medicare, that favorite campaign attack line

In Iowa and Virginia, Republicans have accused Democrats of cutting Medicare to pay for Obamacare. In Florida, a Republican was slammed for ending the Medicare "guarantee."


Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Health, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Republican, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama

Daily Kos

Arizona's GOP Vice-Chair: I'd Sterilize Poor Women On Medicaid; Test For Drugs, Alcohol

Former Arizona state senator, now Vice-Chair of the GOP in the state, and author of Arizona's SB1070 Russell Pearce says if he were in charge of Medicaid he would make sterilization mandatory for poor, unemployed women, and subject their homes to government inspections. We've just become toooooo much like a socialist/communist country! Just look at California! Why, in Berkeley, they are given poor people medical marijuana.


Related Topix: Law, Drugs, Marijuana

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Herald

Health law's calculator lets employers offer substandard insurance

A flaw in the federal calculator for certifying that insurance meets the health law's toughest standard is leading dozens of large employers to offer plans that lack basic benefits such as hospitalization coverage, according to brokers and consultants. The calculator appears to allow companies enrolling workers for 2015 to offer inexpensive, substandard medical insurance while avoiding the Affordable Care Act's penalties, consumer advocates say.


Related Topix: Law

Contrave approved by FDA to fight obesity despite numerous health warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Contrave to help manage chronic obesity in adults with a body mass index of more than 27, provided that they also suffer from weight-related health issues such as Tupe2 diabestes, high cholesterol and/or hypertension . Contrave is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in an extended-release formulation.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Law, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Hypertension, Depression


Official: Moda won't extend some Alaska policies

One of the two health insurers that are part of the federally run online marketplace in Alaska won't allow people to keep policies that are out of compliance with President Barack Obama 's signature health care law past this year, a state official said. Lori Wing-Heier , director of Alaska's Division of Insurance, said her best guess is that the decision by Moda Health would affect about 800 policies.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Law, Science / Technology

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Federal Judge Strikes Down Ohio 'False' Speech Law, Rules for Susan B. Anthony List

In its unanimous June 2014 ruling in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus , the U.S. Supreme Court held that the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List had every right to mount a First Amendment challenge to an Ohio law which criminalizes "false" political speech.


Related Topix: Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, US Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Clarence Thomas

West Australian

Insight - As Big Tobacco takes up e-cigarettes, investors look ahead

As electronic cigarettes flew off shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, investors flocked to a business some hope will be the future for tobacco. Now sales growth is slowing from a 2011 peak and private funds are more cautious about the smokeless devices, making it harder for independent e-cigarette firms to raise capital and hitting their share prices.


Related Topix: Law, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Smoking, Health

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell leaves after speaking at the Justice Department's Health Care Fraud Training Conference at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.


Related Topix: Law, Criminal Defense Law, Prison, US News, ATF