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2 hrs ago | News Max
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.
4 hrs ago | Medical Daily
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.
9 hrs ago | Bay View
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 .
12 hrs ago | ABC News
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.
16 hrs ago | Press-Telegram
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.
16 hrs ago | Washington Times
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.
16 hrs ago | Press-Telegram
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:16 pm
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