April 23 -- Increasing Dangers, New Strategies in Opioid Crisis
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NY Governor Signs AB 7006
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs AB 7006 , which adds post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of medical conditions legal to treat with marijuana. The Empire State becomes the 28 th to legalize medicinal weed to treat...
California Signs SB 17
The CALIFORNIA Senate gives final passage to a measure ( SB 17 ) requiring drug makers to give a public explanation for some price increases. The bill, believed to be the first in the nation to require such transparency in pharmaceutical...
Health In The U.S.
The Trump administration announces it will continue to make reimbursement payments to health insurance companies to help subsidize insurance co-payments and deductibles for low-income and moderate-income Americans who buy health...
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
Health In Texas And Arizona
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules that states may not import drugs used for lethal injection. The agency said the drugs states like TEXAS and ARIZONA were seeking to bring in were unapproved and misbranded (TEXAS...
New York Signs AB 10448
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs AB 10448 , which allows Empire State pharmacies to electronically transfer prescriptions to other pharmacies (ALBANY TIMES-UNION).
New York Signs AB 5903A
Also in NEW YORK , Gov. Cuomo...
New York Signs AB 3461
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs AB 3461 , which requires a court order appointing a guardian to oversee the care of an incapacitated person to identify all individuals who are entitled to notice of a person's death,...
NC Approves SB 734
The NORTH CAROLINA Senate approves SB 734 , which allows the state’s Health Director to issue a statewide standing order making the anti-overdose drug Naloxone and other “opiod antagonists” available in drug stores...
Health & Science In NJ
NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs AB 4587, legislation that allows parents or educators to administer edible medical marijuana products to sick and disabled children on school grounds without fear of arrest [JURIST...