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1 hr ago | The Fresno Bee

Anti-Bera ad misleads on Obamacare

Crossroads GPS, the outside group affiliated with GOP strategist Karl Rove, is out with a television ad in Sacramento County, yoking freshman Democratic Rep. Ami Bera to the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Sacramento County, CA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Ami Bera, Democrat, Law, Sacramento, CA, Medicare, Health

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

FDA finalizes new hydrocodone regulations

FDA finalizes new hydrocodone regulations The Drug Enforcement Administration said prescription drugs take the lives of more than 20,000 Americans every year.

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Related Topix: Law, Drug Enforcement Administration

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Administration moves toward new rule on contraceptives

The Obama administration on Friday moved to enact new rules that help ensure contraception coverage for employees of certain companies that have religious objections to birth control.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law

How much leeway do employers and insurers have in deciding whether they'll cover contraceptives without charge and in determining which methods make the cut? People still write in regularly describing battles they're waging to get birth control coverage they're entitled to under the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Law, NuvaRing, Etonogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring (generic)

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California health exchange weighs formal opposition to Proposition 45

Susan Kennedy, former chief of staff to then-Gov. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is now on the the Covered California board.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Governors, Law

KNDO

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One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Jim Gerlach

Hudson Valley Press

New York Law Journal Chooses 2014 Rising Stars

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley congratulates Staff Attorney/Elder Law Unit, Kyle Aisling Steller, J.D./MBA, on being selected by the New York Law Journal as one of its forty two 2014 Rising Stars.

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Related Topix: Law, New York, Dutchess County, NY, Long Term Care, Health

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Alabama Live

GOP Legislature has made big changes, but are they good? Lieutenant governor candidates debate

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey and her Democratic challenger agreed Thursday that the first four years of Republican rule in the Legislature in more than a century have had a great impact.

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Related Topix: Law, Alabama Government, Alabama

ITworld

Should companies practice data retention or data destruction?

Many businesses spend a lot of time thinking about how to retain and store data, but there's another idea: Think about how to destroy your data.

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Related Topix: Law

Windsor Beacon

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations

Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers, such as Vicodin, will take effect in mid-October as the federal government elevates the opioid drug to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act.

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Related Topix: Law, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration

Jacksonville Daily News

NC adjournment approved, 2-year session ends

North Carolina's legislature finally wrapped up their two-year session Wednesday after passing a coal ash cleanup measure, but falling short on goals involving Medicaid and a budget fix with teacher assistant funds.

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Related Topix: Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Haywood County, NC, Rockingham, NC, Henderson, NC, Raleigh, NC

WTNH

Blumenthal seeks US rules on powdered caffeine

Connecticut's senior senator is headed to Southern Connecticut State University on Thursday to call on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove powdered caffeine from shelves.

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Related Topix: Southern Connecticut State University, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Health.com

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Breast Cancer, Law, Women's Health

The Wichita Eagle

US Senate hopefuls square off in 1st of 4 debates

The four South Dakota candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson sparred over the nation's new health care law, the Environmental Protection Agency and the handling of an investment-for-visa program that's come under scrutiny in a debate Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota, South Dakota Government, Law, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Daily Caller

Finally, A Democrat Runs A Pro-Obamacare Ad - But Won't Even Say The Law's Name

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor is winning plaudits from the left for a new ad that touts his support for the Affordable Care Act - but refuses to ever say the health-care law's name.

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Related Topix: Law, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Conservative Political News

Business Journal

Franciscan Hospital for Children to receive enhanced Medicaid funding despite governor veto

A patients is treated at the Franciscan Hospital for Children. Executives will put enhanced Medicaid funding towards the hospital's inpatient rehabilitative services.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology

Marysville Globe

Arlington passes smoke-free parks law

The City Council's unanimous decision to adopt a tobacco- and smoke-free law for all city parks Aug. 18 was preceded by some unorthodox testimony.

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Related Topix: Law, Criminal Defense Law, Arlington, WA, Food and Drug Administration

Medical News Today

Intervention helps smokers quit following hospital stay

Among hospitalized adult smokers who wanted to quit, a postdischarge intervention that included automated telephone calls and free medication resulted in higher sustained smoking cessation rates at six months than standard postdischarge advice to use smoking cessation medication and counseling, according to a study in the August 20 issue of JAMA .

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

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