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VA Senate Approves Measure
The VIRGINIA Senate approves a measure that would make the Old Dominion the 33 rd state to expand Medicaid eligibility under the tenets of the Affordable Care Act. The proposal must return to the House before it can go to...
UT House Approves HB 472
The UTAH House approves HB 472 , which would expand Medicaid coverage through a managed health care plan for people making less than the federal poverty line — $12,060 a year for individuals and $24,600 for a family of...
Health In MO
Health officials in MISSOURI say they will now allow anyone on Medicaid with hepatitis C to receive the medication that cures the disease. The Show Me State had previously said it would not cover the treatment. The reversal led to the...
Missouri Signs SB 501
MISSOURI Gov. Eric Greitens (R) signs SB 501 , which allows state health officials to issue an order making the anti-overdose medication naloxone available statewide. The bill also allows patients in drug and veterans courts the...
Missouri Amends HB 90
The MISSOURI House declines to take up an amended version of HB 90 , which would have made the Show Me State the last in the nation to adopt a prescription drug monitoring system (KANSAS CITY STAR).
Iowa Signs HB 524
NC Gov Signs SB 734
NORTH CAROLINA Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signs SB 734 , which will allow Tar Heel State residents to obtain the anti-overdose drug naloxone without a prescription. The law takes effect immediately (CHARLOTTE NEWS & OBSERVER).
NJ Assemble Approves AB 457
The NEW JERSEY Assembly approves AB 457 , which would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments eligible to be treated with marijuana. It moves to the Senate (NORTHJERSEY.COM).
CO Gov Signs HB 1436
CT Approves HB 5053
The CONNECTICUT House approves HB 5053 , which would limit most initial prescriptions for opioids to a seven-day supply and require first-responders to carry the anti-overdose drug naloxone. The bill, which would also require the...