October 22 - Election Preview
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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...
AR Governor Signs HB 1010a
ARKANSAS Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signs HB 1010a , a measure that requires pharmacy benefit managers to be licensed by the state. The measure exempts insurance plans that are self-funded by employers (ARKANSAS ONLINE).
IN House Approves HB 1137 and HB 1214
The INDIANA House unanimously approves HB 1137 , which codifies that hemp and its related products, like CBD oil or cannabidiol, are not marijuana and therefore are not regulated by the state’s drug laws...
Louisiana Signs A Trio Of Bills
LOUISIANA Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signs a trio of bills aimed at addressing the Pelican State’s severe opioid crisis. Those measures include: SB 55 , which requires doctors to check the state’s prescription...
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...
Health In Florida
The 11 TH U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that a 2011 FLORIDA law limiting the ability of doctors to ask their patients about their gun ownership is unconstitutional. The court left intact a portion of the law that bars doctors...
Health In West Virginia
The WEST VIRGINIA Department of Health announces it will distribute more than 8,000 two-dose naloxone opioid antidote kits to new and existing opioid addiction treatment programs around the Mountain State. Naloxone is used to...
Virginia Approves SB 1298
The VIRGINIA Senate approves SB 1298 , which would add cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, nail-patella syndrome, cachexia or wasting...
Health In Virginia
In an effort to combat an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses, VIRGINIA Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) announces the Old Dominion will distribute about 50,000 drug disposal kits statewide to help residents safely do...
Health in DC
The Federal Circuit rules that makers of biosimilar medications must always notify brand-name drug makers six months before unveiling their products on the market. Biosimilar makers had contended that making the notification requirement...