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Hydrocodone

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:39:00 GMT

Attorneys general from 35 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are urging health insurers to review their policies for pain management treatment to spark higher use of alternatives to opioid prescriptions. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Monday announced the bipartisan coalition's efforts in the ongoing fight to end opioid addiction.




Coming Full Circle with Sustainability

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:38:59 GMT

Presenters will provide examples of success stories of the circular economy and share their expertise on components of the circular economy" WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 18, 2017 / EINPresswire.com / -- Join us for a workshop to meet with those interested in developing a circular economy in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia region. A circular economy is a regenerative system which minimizes or eliminates resource inputs, waste, emissions, and energy leakages.




Zombie ACA Repeal to Again Terrorize Populace

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:07:49 GMT

Starting in 2020, the Cassidy-Graham bill would eliminate both the Affordable Care Act's subsidies and the enhanced federal funding that underwrites the expansion of Medicaid in 31 states . The bill would then establish a "block grant," handing money directly to the states for helping people to pay for health care.




Tech community fighting online sex trafficking bill over fears it will stifle innovation

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:32:36 GMT

A new bill that aims to protect victims of sex trafficking and clamp down on the practice online has garnered support from a broad coalition of lawmakers in both chambers of Congress. But the legislation's supporters are up against tech industry leaders in Silicon Valley, who are pushing back on the measure because of the changes it makes to a 21-year-old law protecting online speech.




Does marijuana affect your sleep?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:18:13 GMT

If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it . This is reflected in the many variations of cannabinoid or cannabis-based medicines available to improve sleep - like Nabilone, Dronabinol and Marinol.




Since It's Not Medicine, Medical Students Aren't Trained To Prescribe Medical Marijuana

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:21:00 GMT

Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, there is no evidence it is medicine. Obviously some of the reason for that is because it's illegal and therefore hard to study, but regardless of the past it seems odd that scholars at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis surveyed medical school deans, residents and fellows, and examined a curriculum database maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges , and lament that medical marijuana is not being addressed in medical education.




Heard High receptionist nominated for National Award

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:39:04 GMT

Heard County High School receptionist, Lori Cabe has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.




Financial Contrast: Paramount Group (PGRE) & Its Peers

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:07:58 GMT

Paramount Group is one of 20 public companies in the "Office REITs" industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Paramount Group to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation. Paramount Group has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.




Man Admits to Strangling Step Up Actress and Driving Around With Her Body

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:33:22 GMT

On Wednesday, a man pleaded guilty to murdering and sexually assaulting a Washington, D.C., actress and yoga instructor on Christmas Day 2016. Duane Johnson pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree felony murder in the slaying of Tricia McCauley, a woman he did not know and also sexually assaulted, the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of Columbia announced in a press release .




MLS Releases Annual Data and Survey Results of American Public Libraries

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 03:32:05 GMT

Washington, D.C.- The Institute of Museum and Library Services today released two key information products: the latest data from its annual Public Libraries Survey and a new report on the previous year's data. The Public Libraries Survey examines key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources.




Healthcare: Uninsured rate in US falls to record low of 8.8%

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:03:33 GMT

Three years after the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion took effect, the number of Americans without health insurance fell to 28.1 million in 2016, down from 29 million in 2015, according to a federal report released Tuesday. The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau showed the nation's uninsured rate dropped to 8.8 percent.




23 States Join the Multistate Tax Commission Amnesty Ending on...

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 18:44:25 GMT

This article provides practitioners with a practical overview of the changing law of nexus; the Multistate Tax Commission Amnesty Program ending on ; and on-going state voluntary disclosure programs. This article is particularly valuable for companies involved in Amazon's "Fulfillment by Amazon" program.




Mega Millions results for 09/15/17; $86M jackpot on the line

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:24:17 GMT

No one in Michigan came close to winning as the Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow. There was no winner of the $86 million jackpot for the drawing held on Sept.




The health effects of the legalization of marijuana

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:55:15 GMT

One of the first things to consider when evaluating public health impacts is how widespread or prevalent a health issue is. Marijuana use has always been on the radar in terms of health and safety, but legalization has magnified that conversation as more than half of U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana and eight states plus the District of Columbia have legalized retail sales of marijuana.




Contrasting Installed Building Products

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:35:25 GMT

Installed Building Products and Foundation Building Materials are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and profitability. 65.6% of Installed Building Products shares are held by institutional investors.




The 28 States Where a Little Pot Can Still Send You to Jail

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:09:27 GMT

Tomorrow New Hampshire will become the 22nd state to eliminate the possibility of jail for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Under a law passed this year, adults caught with three-quarters of an ounce or less will face a civil fine of $100 for a first offense.




Children's Law Center and Impact DC partner to improve asthma outcomes in Southeast D.C

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:29:30 GMT

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2017 : Children's Law Center and Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia have been selected by a coalition of 12 funding organizations to participate in the BUILD Health Challenge, a national program that leverages multi-sector community partnerships in order to improve health for everyone.