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Nanny State of the Week: FDA fries family’s potato chip business with new cooking oil mandates

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Ohio, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Jones’ potato chips will take on a different flavor because the FDA has banned the kind of cooking oil the company has used for 70 years.

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Docs clash with Sanders over price controls for prescription drugs

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, California, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he supports price controls for drugs in California, but doctors in the state say the proposal is deeply flawed.

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Tomah VA supervisor accused of misconduct gets promoted

By   /  May 26, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Congratulations Lisa. You have escaped accountability, got a transfer, and a promotion for your disservice to veterans and employees,” wrote Ryan Honl

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Sources: Ron Kind received call from Jason Simcakoski not long before Marine’s tragic death

By   /  May 22, 2016  /  Accountability, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“If Ron Kind was in communication with Jason Simcakoski before his death I think it’s safe to say (Simcakoski) wasn’t calling his DC office about the weather.

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Lawsuit pushes back against FDA’s new regulations for e-cigarettes

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Federal Government, First Amendment, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday challenges the FDA’s new regulations for e-cigarettes.

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Dental community split over mid-level ‘dental therapist’ idea

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Cedar Rapids dentist allegedly improperly bills Medicaid.

With dental care costs on the rise and Medicaid payments unable to keep up, one bill awaiting the governor’s signature would create a mid-level “dental therapist” who can do basic dental work for less money. Not everyone in the dental community is on board with the idea.

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