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With opioid addiction rising, experts eye medical marijuana

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Health Care, News, State Budgets, Vermont  /  No Comments

UP IN SMOKE: State Sen. David Haley, who authored legislation to establish medical marijuana regulations in Kansas, says the bill has been intentionally blocked by Senate President Susan Wagle and Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, chair of the Senate's Public Health and Welfare Committee.

With opioid addiction increasing at alarming rates, leaders are open to new ideas, including the use of medical marijuana to help mitigate the crisis.

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Senate hearing to look deeper into scandal-plagued Tomah VA hospital

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Johnson also will release findings from his extensive investigation into the problems at Tomah.

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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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