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VIAW Newswire 05.13.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

House Subcommittee Advances Bill To Boost Rx Drug Tracking

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health advanced a draft bill that would expand federal regulators’ authority to track the distribution of prescription drugs, The Hill‘s “RegWatch” reports.

Valley fever causes concern in Central California

FRESNO, Calif. (KABC) — California and federal public health officials issued an alert that a dust-borne disease known as valley fever has been on the rise.

Cities, counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries, California Supreme Court rules

SAN FRANCISCO (KABC) — The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The court said in a unanimous decision that local governments can use their land-use powers to zone out dispensaries. The court said the state’s medical marijuana laws do not grant authorized users convenient access to cannabis.

Fibromyalgia: LA doctor develops new test

Feeling tired, or suffering from aches and pains? You could have fibromyalgia, and a new test could diagnose you.

The study that’s all of a sudden got Medicaid opponents caring about people’s health

Based on what I’ve observed from the debate — or lack thereof — in the Missouri and Kansas legislatures, the notion that expanding Medicaid might improve people’s health never proved a compelling argument to opponents of expansion. What discussion has taken place has been about costs and whether people who work low-pay jobs deserve health benefits.

Differences between union and nonunion compensation, 2001–2011

Union workers continue to receive higher wages than nonunion workers and have greater access to most employer-sponsored employee benefi ts; during the 2001–2011 period, the diff erences between union and nonunion benefi t cost levels appear to have widened.

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