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2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Law, Alabama Government, Alabama

6 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Law

11 hrs ago | 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.


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

15 hrs ago | 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.


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

19 hrs ago | 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.


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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Law

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.


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.


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 .


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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Mead wins the GOP primary for Wyoming governor

Mead, 52, defeated spirited challenges from Dr. Taylor Haynes and Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill to win the nomination.


Related Topix: US News, Law

Arizona GOP battles itself in legislative races

The campaign is particularly vicious in Chandler, where Rep. Bob Robson was accused of removing signs opposing his re-election and now faces misdemeanor tampering charges.


Related Topix: Law, US News, US Governors, Jan Brewer, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mesa, AZ

Merced Sun-Star

Senate Democrats demand liquid nicotine rules

Backed by 12 Senate Democrats, it's the latest effort seeking regulations of the battery-powered devices smokers use to inhale vapor from a heated liquid nicotine solution and accessories such as liquid nicotine refill bottles.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Law, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration

The Willits News

Obamacare poll: Californians of all political stripes show increased support of health care law

The nation's new health care law is surging in popularity in the Golden State, according to a Field Poll, which finds more Californians today -- of all political stripes -- support the Affordable Care Act than at any time since it was signed into law four years ago.


Related Topix: Law, California

The Mississippi Press

No welfare cut for kids if parents fail drug test under new Mississippi law

Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of positive tests for illegal drugs, according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services.


Related Topix: Drug Testing, Law, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Family, Kids

Bellingham Herald

US won't reveal records on health website security

In this Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.


Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Health, Washington, DC, Medicaid, Computers, Privacy

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Cybercast News Service

In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Social Security, Personal Finance, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Law

Bellingham Herald

Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Julie Hamos, director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, speaks at a meeting in Chicago.


Related Topix: Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, Medicaid, Health