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Vets Seek To Change Hiring Practices That Allow Discrimination For Less-Than-Honorable Discharges

May 26, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"You may as well be a felon when you're looking for a job," said Iraq War veteran Kristofer Goldsmith, who was discharged for attempting...
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May 28-June 1: Senate to Focus on Opioid Impacts in Medicare, Medicaid

May 26, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
May 24—The primary Senate committee overseeing Medicare and Medicaid will begin its look at the opioid crisis next week amid a quickly advancing body of bills targeting the issue....
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U.S. jury fails to reach verdict in latest J&J talc trial

May 26, 2018 , Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A South Carolina jury on Friday could not agree on a verdict in a case of a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer, resulting in a mistrial....
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In Era Where Overdoses Are Treated As Homicides, It’s Not Just Dealers Who Prosecutors Are Going After

May 26, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Friends and family are now being held criminally responsible for the deaths. Critics of the tactic say a focus on prosecution misses the point. “It’s kind of like blaming the leaves on the tree, you know?” said Michael Malcolm, whose younger son was charged in the overdose death of his older brother with whom he shared drugs purchased on the internet. “What about the...
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USC’s Board Of Trustees Feeling The Heat After Supporting University’s President Amid Gynecologist Controversy

May 26, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
There's been a growing cry for President C.L. Max Nikias to step down after it was revealed USC had known for years about misconduct allegations against the campus' longtime gynecologist. But, "trustees believe Max Nikias, given the right circumstances, is the right person to lead this institution," one member said....
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Your Tablet and Smartphone Is Ruining Your Sleep

May 26, 2018 , WebMD
It wasn't just that light from electronic devices suppressed their secretion of melatonin, the sleep-regulating hormone, study author Jeanne Duffy said. Researchers expected that based on other...
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Research Roundup: Medicaid Work Requirements; 340B Program; And Title X Funding

May 26, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and...
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2 Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo

May 26, 2018 , CNN Health
Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered. The patients died within a day....
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Another Jury Rules Against Johnson & Johnson In Latest Lawsuit Tied To Safety Of Company’s Talc-Based Powder

May 26, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The jury also asked if it was within the court's power to order a cancer warning label added to the product, but the judge said no....
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Here's where Ebola could spread based on flight patterns

May 26, 2018 , CNBC Health
The findings should encourage officials in these places to prepare, said EcoHealth Alliance President Peter...
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Following School Shooting, Texas May Consider ‘Red Flag’ Law For Guns

May 25, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) met with victims and survivors of the mass shooting to talk about ways to make students safer. “There were no commitments per se but there were a lot of discussions," Ed Scruggs, board vice chair of Texas Gun Sense said after the...
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Judge weighs ordering Maine governor to implement Medicaid expansion

May 25, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A Maine state judge said Thursday that Gov. Paul LePage's administration has a "duty to enforce" a voter-passed law to expand Medicaid to low-income...
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Study Says Antidepressants May Lead to Weight Gain

May 25, 2018 , WebMD
In the study, patients who used any of a dozen common antidepressants were 21 percent more likely than others to put on an extra 5 to 8 pounds, the study authors...
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Hospitals Worry Rule Could Lead to Medicaid Rate Cuts

May 25, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
May 23—Proposed changes to federal Medicaid rules could hit hospitals’ bottom lines, advocates warned....
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J&J must pay $4 million in punitive damages in latest asbestos cancer trial

May 25, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4 million in punitive damages to a woman who said she developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the company's baby powder, pushing the total damages award in the case to $25.7 million....
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Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk

May 25, 2018 , WebMD
Because this was an observational study, the researchers couldn't prove eczema caused the increased heart disease risk. But they said that, given the large number of people included in the study, the association appears...
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Health system-led drug company garners strong provider support

May 25, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Eighty percent of nearly 750 providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies polled said they are optimistic that the new health system-led generic-drug company will change the status quo, and 90% said they would buy drugs from it, according to a...
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Breyers updates packaging to support American farmers

May 25, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Breyers will now feature “Partnering with American Farmers — 100% Grade A Milk and Cream” on packaging, as part of its ongoing pledge to source from the highest quality ingredients and support the livelihood of American farmers, the company said. Read More...
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FDA approves Glenmark’s Welchol generic

May 25, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Glenmark said that it had already started supplying the product in the United States. Read More...
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2 Ebola patients escape from treatment in Congo, raising fears virus could spread

May 25, 2018 , CNN Health
Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered. The patients died within a day....
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