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Health & Science - June 19 2017 | 06-16-2017

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 & Science - May 1 2017 | 04-28-2017

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 & Science - March 6 2017 | 03-03-2017

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 & Science - February 13 2017 | 02-10-2017

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...

Health & Science - February 6 2017 | 02-03-2017

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 & Science - October 17 2016 | 10-14-2016

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 & Science - July 11 2016 | 07-08-2016

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...