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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:44:34 EDT

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New Study Examines Use and Cost of Orphan Drugs

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:11:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orphan drugs accounted for only 7.9% of total drug sales in the U.S. in 2016, according to a study issued today by the QuintilesIMS Institute. The study, commissioned by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), analyzed the...

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Interface Lauds California Carpet Recycling Bill

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:29:00 EDT

(image) ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE) expresses its support for AB 1158, signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 14. The law builds on and enhances the state's current carpet recycling program through the implementation of clear-cut goals for...

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The Trust for Public Land Commends California Leaders for Approving Parks Bond (SB 5); Vows All-Out Effort to Win Voter Approval in June

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:47:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for Public Land today thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for signing SB 5. The Governor's action put the $4 billion parks bond on the June 2018 ballot. The nonprofit organization also pledged to lead an all-out campaign to secure...

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California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Banning Mill-Bred Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits in Pet Stores

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:09:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- California Governor Jerry Brown signed a monumental bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in California pet stores. AB 485 is the first statewide bill to ban these practices. AB 485 stemmed from smaller local initiatives...

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Leading Animal Protection Groups Urge USDA to Stop Practice That Keeps Animal Abusers in Business

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:08:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) are calling on the U.S. Department...

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New Analysis: 340B Program Shifting Delivery of Physician-Administered Medicines to More Expensive Hospital Settings

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:53:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 2008 to 2015, there was a significant shift in site of care from physician offices to more expensive 340B hospital outpatient settings for certain classes of physician-administered medicines, according to a new analysis by the...

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Tara Chand Esq., CEO IPG Inc., Writes to President Trump - Why Politicians Have so Much Difficulty Solving Health Care - an Innovative Way Forward?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 EDT

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the health care debate rages on inside Washington, how would the scientific community, which landed a man on the moon, approach the problem? For democrats and some republicans, U.S. healthcare is an issue of the heart – for many...

Chaos Comes to Health Care. No Labels Calls Says Only Congress Can Find the Answer

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:15:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Trump just signed two executive orders that knocked out key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Democrats have denounced the decision. Republicans are defending it. But for millions of Americans, it doesn't matter what...

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California Becomes First State in U.S. to Ban Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs in Pet Stores

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:06:00 EDT

(image) SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local and national animal welfare organizations today commend CA Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law legislation that will prevent the sale of commercially raised dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state of...

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AJC on President Trump's Iran Nuclear Deal Remarks

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:26:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC CEO David Harris issued the following statement following President Donald J. Trump's remarks: President Donald J. Trump spoke about Iran today in a much-anticipated speech. The core of the message was that he would decertify Iran...

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Statement of Betsy Ryan, NJHA President and CEO on Trump Administration Ending Insurance Premium Subsidies that Help Low-Income Americans

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:44:00 EDT

(image) PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are very disappointed that the Trump Administration is eliminating the subsidies that help people in need buy health insurance. This onslaught of attacks on the Affordable Care Act will have grave impacts on those who count on...

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Legislators Tour PCG Public Partnership's Multi-Lingual Call Center

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:07:00 EDT

(image) SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington state lawmakers representing the state's most ethnically diverse legislative district in the state recently toured PCG Public Partnership's Multi-Lingual Call Center, learning more about the variety of language services available to...

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American Diabetes Association Speaks Out Against Presidential Executive Order Regarding Health Care Coverage

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:51:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking out on behalf of more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is extremely concerned with the executive order issued yesterday by the President, which encourages expanded access to...

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Aroostook Band Of Micmacs Endorses Yes On Question 1

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:04:00 EDT

(image) YORK COUNTY, Maine, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Progress for Maine announced today that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs has endorsed Yes on Question 1, which would create $45 million in new annual state tax revenue by allowing a new gaming and entertainment center to...

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2017 Federal Plain Language Report Card: Writing Scores Drop!

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:09:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct.13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Plain Language has issued its annual Federal Plain Language Report Card grading government agencies on how well they communicate with the public. The Center evaluated 21 agencies: the 15 cabinet agencies and 6 others. Overall the...

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Personal Injury Lawyer Jeffrey Nadrich Supports California Assembly Bill 1103

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

MURRIETA, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislators put the brakes on California Assembly Bill 1103 back in May, to the dismay of many bicycle advocates, including Murrieta personal injury attorney, Jeffrey Nadrich. If passed, AB 1103 would have allowed bicyclists throughout...

Actuaries Caution on Potential Risks and Effects of Health Care Executive Order on Consumers, Insurance Markets

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:32:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Actuaries is cautioning that President Trump's executive order on association health plans (AHPs) and short-term limited-duration insurance could present significant risks and have unintended consequences for...

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First Liberty Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Decision on Legislative Prayers

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:16:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Liberty Institute on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Rowan County, North Carolina to review the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Rowan County v. Lund prohibiting Rowan County's...

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Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Provides Resources, Guidance to Small Businesses Seeking to Start-Up or Expand

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:00:00 EDT

(image) HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After Governor Tom Wolf joined former AOL founder Steve Case this week for the "Rise of the Rest" tour to discuss opportunities for start-up businesses in York, Lancaster and Dauphin counties, Secretary of Banking and Securities...

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Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:45:00 EDT

(image) HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 98 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the month of September, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres announced today. A...

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