Assembly Backs Bill Restricting E-Cigarette Use

State of Politics

The Democratic-led Assembly on Wednesday backed legislation that would apply electronic cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act.

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Another round of premium hikes: blame Trump or Obama?

ABC News

Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance — but why, and who’s to blame?

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As States Wage Battles on High Drug Prices, Drugmakers Fight Back

Wall Street Journal

mid increasing calls for curbs on U.S. drug pricing, some of the most aggressive legislative action is happening at the state level—and industry lobbyists are fanning out to fight back.

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Health Insurance Is Not Insurance

American Conservative

Is health insurance a plan to help healthy people mitigate against an unexpected illness, or an income subsidy to help the sick pay for medical care?

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8 dead from suspected opioid overdoses in Erie County since Saturday

Buffalo News

Eight people have died from suspected drug overdoses in Erie County since Saturday, and another three suspected fatal overdoses occurred in surrounding counties, the Erie County Health Department said Monday.

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Thomas E. Price: What it takes to beat the opioid epidemic (Daily Mail

Charleston Gazette-Mail

One of the major jobs of the Department of Health and Human Services is to promote awareness and understanding of public health threats — viruses like Zika or bird flu, defective medical devices or drugs, and the like.

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Onondaga County investigating five mumps cases

Syracuse Post Standard

The Onondaga County Health Department is investigating five cases of mumps involving a West Genesee High School student and four Syracuse University students.

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Abortions performed at home with pills, online help may be just as safe as procedures at clinic: study

New York Daily News

Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study.

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