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Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:44:08 EST

Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:00 EST


In Trump's World - Growth is King

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As we near Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20th, investors are wondering if the President-elect will successfully tackle his frequently touted initiatives. Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here:

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SCPC Praises Final FDA Repackaging Guidance Recognizing LTC Pharmacies' Unique Value in U.S. Health Care Continuum

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:28:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following an initial analysis, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) final regulatory guidance regarding the "Repackaging of Certain Human Drug Products by Pharmacies and...

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TFAH: CDC to Lose More than $5 Billion, States to Lose More than $3 Billion to Fight Health Epidemics over Five Years, if the ACA and Prevention and Public Health Fund are Repealed

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:30:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would lose 12 percent of its annual budget if the Prevention and Public Health Fund, part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), were repealed, according to an analysis by the Trust...

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Social Security Battle Now Trump And Dems Vs Congressional Repubs, write Robert Weiner, former White House spokesman/House Aging Committee Director and senior policy analyst Ben Lasky

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:57:00 EST

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former White House Spokesman Robert Weiner, former Director of the House Aging Committee, and senior policy analyst Ben Lasky argue in an op-ed just released in the Springfield Republican that the battle over Social Security is now Trump...

AUA Announces Support for USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:30:00 EST

(image) BALTIMORE, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA), a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, announced its support for the USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017, introduced today by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-7) and Bobby...

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Texas Administrative Hearing Denies Retroactive Application of Chapter 163, Sales Taxation of Aircraft

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:59:00 EST

(image) DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller") recently released an administrative hearing holding that Chapter 163, Texas Tax Code, will not be applied retroactively irrespective of the Legislature's stated intent that Chapter 163 was a...

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Passport Index launches new update

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:30:00 EST

(image) Germany takes the lead. Singapore becomes second. MONTREAL, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Passport Index, the real-time global ranking of the world's passports has announced a new update to its celebrated web service. Germany takes the lead with a visa-free score of 157....

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FAIR Congratulates President Obama for Ending the "Wet Foot-Dry Foot" Policy

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:53:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FAIR congratulates President Obama for ending the unfair and illogical Wet Foot- Dry Foot policy that afforded illegal Cuban migrants special treatment. The Wet Foot-Dry Foot policy, along with the Cuban Adjustment Act which must be...

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Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative Releases Report and Policy Agenda on Ways to Restore the Promise of Work in America

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:19:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Aspen Institute's Future of Work Initiative – led by honorary co-chairs U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia and Purdue University President and former Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels – released a marquee new report on...

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Dairy Farmer and Dairy Foods Groups Support Senate Bill Prompting FDA Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement today from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed...

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As the New Congress Gets Back to Work, the Last Congress Scores a "C" in First-Ever Obesity Report Card

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign to End Obesity released its first-ever obesity report card, "Moving the Needle on Obesity: A Report Card for the 114th Congress," which gave the 114th Congress a "C" for its work on policy to address the U.S. obesity...

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We Need a Purple Solution for America's Healthcare Conundrum

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:09:00 EST

(image) CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a purple solution to the fight over Obamacare that would protect health insurance and healthcare access for millions of Americans, according to HCMS Group, a healthcare reform company. The purple solution for the uninsured...

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NACD Welcomes House Passage of Regulatory Accountability Act

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:49:00 EST

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. In December, NACD joined nearly 380 organizations in a letter of...

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AMCP Releases Consensus Recommendations Proposing the Creation of a Safe Harbor for Preapproval Information Exchange (PIE)

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:07:00 EST

(image) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has released a set of consensus recommendations to allow biopharmaceutical companies to proactively share clinical and economic information with population health decision makers on...

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NICB: Warming Up That Vehicle May Lead to a Fine

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST

(image) DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As frigid temperatures and wintry blasts have hit a large section of the nation, drivers are increasingly "puffing" – warming up their parked vehicles before heading out on the road. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)...

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"FAIR Responds to Discredited Allegations Repeated by Sen. Blumenthal During the Confirmation Hearing for Jeff Sessions"

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:16:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in response to allegations against our organization raised by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) during his questioning...

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Former Congressman Tom Petri (R-Wis.) Named 2016 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:25:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of his decades of support for active transportation infrastructure, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) announced former U.S. Congressman Tom Petri as the 2016 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion. "Throughout his time in...

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Medina County's Long-Range Plan Lands Most Advanced Voting System

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:23:00 EST

(image) HONDO, Texas, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to forward-looking Medina County Commissioners and the guidance of Elections Administrator Patricia Barton, Medina County voters will be using the most advanced voting system certified for elections in the U.S. when they cast ballots in...

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Teamsters Applaud Introduction Of Legislation To Close Executive Pay Tax Loophole

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:03:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union fully supports the Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act as an important step toward ensuring corporations pay their fair share in taxes and curbing the trend of excessive executive pay....

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Teamsters Denounce Passage Of Destructive Anti-Worker Bills In Kentucky

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:35:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky Republican state lawmakers pushed through three bills this weekend designed to attack working families by driving down wages and weakening labor unions. Gov. Matt Bevin has already signed the bills into law. The Republican...

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