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3 hrs ago | FoodNavigator

Former FDA commissioner: Nutrition Facts overhaul doesn't go far enough

Professor Kessler: 'To the harried shopper hoping to make some healthy choices, this label would offer a quick way of identifying high-calorie, obesity-inducing food' FDA proposals to overhaul the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels are " strong" and "likely to make an important contribution", says former FDA commissioner David Kessler, M.D. " But ... (more)

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Related Topix: Law, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, UC San Francisco, Fruits

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

State officials: 75K in Hawaii have no health care

Officials said at a joint House committee briefing that roughly 75,000 people in Hawaii don't have health insurance, down from well over 100,000 last year.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Law, World News, Japan, Medicaid

Tri-cityherald.com

Judge: FDA can't use tobacco panel menthol report

While the FDA has since conducted an independent review on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, Monday's ruling could hinder the agency's ability to defend any future regulations.

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Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration

KHOU-TV Houston

Judge: FDA can't use tobacco panel menthol report

The Food and Drug Administration can't use an advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its members had conflicts of interest, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration

Regina Leader Post

Sudden death of Ohio teen highlights popularity, dangers of unregulated caffeine powder

This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows Keystone High School wrestler Logan Stiner, top, during a match in Sheffield Village, Ohio.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Law, Food and Drug Administration, University of Toledo

KHOU-TV Houston

Prosecutors: Hospital chief committed fraud

Federal prosecutors say in court records that hospitals operated by a Dallas businessman improperly billed Medicare 80 percent of the time and continued the fraudulent billing even after being warned by government auditors.

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Related Topix: Law

EDGE

FRC Not Happy Over Obama's Pro-LGBT Executive Order

Today, President Obama issued an Executive Order mandating that all federal contractors and subcontractors grant special treatment to the politically-charged categories of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in the workplace.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Law

WNEM-TV Saginaw

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Law, Employment / Labor Law

News Observer

Rift in Raleigh could stall N.C. budget

Tension between Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and GOP Senate leaders, particularly President Pro Tem Phil Berger, has colored a session that lawmakers hoped to adjourn by July 4. GOP senators say McCrory, more than previous governors, has injected himself into the budget battle, further complicating controversies over teacher pay and Medicaid ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Raleigh, NC, Law, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

WHAS11

GOP seeks jolt to Senate race against Dem Franken

Minnesota Republicans have suffered 13 defeats in 14 statewide races over the last decade, often after nominating staunchly conservative candidates.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Law

KVAL-TV Eugene

Lane Co. sees Eugene's sick leave law as 'a much larger issue'

Lane County Commissioners and city councilors are at odds over a proposed law that would make it mandatory for Eugene's employees to accrue sick leave.

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Related Topix: Law, Eugene, OR, Lane County, OR

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Medical Daily

Hospitals In States That Opted Out Of ACA Medicaid Expansion Face Money Problems

The two dozen states opting-out of the federal expansion of Medicaid face financial problems as health care systems and health plans see two different Americas: one with Obamacare and one without.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, Washington DC

Wall Street Journal

Can You Really Afford a New Child?

Expecting a child this summer? Most births in the U.S. occur in August, with July a close second.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, Autism, Mortgage, Personal Finance

NewsTarget.com

Irrefutable proof that Big Pharma is a criminal racket: Bribery,...

Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a "criminal racket" over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Law

Lexington Herald-Leader

National Guard support program caught in debate

Created in 2007, the Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program has been widely praised for helping nearly 3,000 individuals with suicide prevention, mental health care, employment and housing.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Law, Small Business, Personal Finance, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

News Observer

NC lottery director says there is room for growth

It saw 67 percent increase in per capita sales in its first six years, while sales hit $1.8 billion in the 2014 fiscal year ending in June.

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Related Topix: Lottery, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Law, Beverly Perdue, US Governors

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily World

Iowa puts $5 million into autism program

All the 8-year-old knew was that a woman had turned her face away when he started chattering at her about a toy train set.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Law

The Washington Post

Virginia's GOP hurts the poor and the budget by refusing Medicaid expansion

THE 200TH day of 2014 happened to fall this weekend. Depending on which figures you prefer, that means Virginia's refusal to opt into expanded Medicaid since Jan. 1 has cost the state at least $693 million in federal funding.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, Virginia, Virginia Government, Opinion

WHAS11

Long-time inmate hopes for parole after 54 years

Kentucky's longest-serving prison inmate has two black-and-white photographs hanging on his nursing room wall at the Kentucky State Reformatory showing the world's biggest movie star the last time he was free.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Kentucky State Reformatory, Law, Louisville, KY

MyFoxAtlanta

I-Team: Doctor guilty of Medicaid Fraud

Six years after the I-Team first raised questions about Dr. Nathaniel Johnson's medical practices, the noted OB/GYN and cosmetic surgeon pled guilty to Medicaid Fraud and aiding the unlicensed practice of medicine.

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Related Topix: Law, Criminal Defense Law

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