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How anxiety came to dominate the big business of medical marijuana cards in Pennsylvania

Pocono Record 08 Feb 2023
The state in 2016 legalized medical marijuana for patients with one of 17 qualifying conditions, including cancer, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder and severe chronic pain ... In February 2019, the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board considered applications for several new conditions.

States strive to reverse shortage of paramedics, EMTs

The Lawton Constitution 08 Feb 2023
Nearly 40 state legislatures and Washington, D.C., ... However, Texas found that in the first eight months of 2021, only 27% of state-licensed emergency medical services personnel submitted a patient care record, which is required for patients who receive care in an ambulance.

Hawaii medical excise tax affecting patient care, physicians say

Victoria Advocate 08 Feb 2023
Hawaii is one of only two states that charge a tax on medical services.� ... "Hawaii is the only American state which taxes Medicare, Medicaid and TriCare medical care, which is half of Hawaii's population ... The nonprofit policy research organization recently released a�study�on the impact of exempting the GET from medical services.�.

Training with state-of-the-art equipment to provide better medical attention

Alice Echo News Journal 08 Feb 2023
REALITOS – State-of-the-art simulation training was held at the Wyatt Ranches – Tasajillo Division in Realitos on Tuesday for EMTs and paramedics from South Texas ... The Wyatt Ranches made a generous contribution to University of Texas Health and ScienceHouston for the purchase of a state-of-the-art stimulation ambulance.

Texas veterans vow to protect hemp market from crackdown

Gainesville Daily Register 08 Feb 2023
LEANDER — Texas veterans are working to protect the state’s hemp market — and push to expand the state’s medical marijuana program — at the state Capitol during this year’s legislative session ... Those with illnesses who are seeking alternatives to traditional medicine should work to update the state’s medical marijuana program, Perry said.

Sen. Susan Collins: A new tool to help reduce drug overdoses

Fosters 08 Feb 2023
The opioid epidemic continues to claim the lives of far too many people in our state and throughout the country ... With the data broken down to both state and county levels, first responders on the frontlines of the overdose epidemic will be better able to target life-saving interventions such as the overdose-reversal medication naloxone.

New Kansas bill would set cap on insulin prices, restrict costs for diabetes equipment

Hastings Tribune 08 Feb 2023
Heather Meyer is familiar with the battle between lifesaving medication and crippling medical debt ... The organization estimated that total direct medical expenses for managing diabetes in the state were around $1.7 billion in 2017, with medical expenses about 2.3 times higher for people who have diabetes than those who don’t have the conditions.

Competency exam granted in OSP murder case

Muskogee Phoenix 08 Feb 2023
Attorneys for Furr stated in their request Furr was diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses and was prescribed medication. “The defendant at all times pertinent to the instant charges did not take his medication as prescribed,” the motion states.

Mexico blames anesthesiologist for 35 meningitis deaths

Midland Daily News 08 Feb 2023
Sonia de la Garza, the chief prosecutor in the northern state of Durango, alleged the anesthesiologist used contaminated morphine ... The doctor, whose name was withheld, apparently carried his own morphine from one private hospital to another, spreading a fungal infection that contaminated the medication at the first clinic, authorities said.

Maryland Motor Vehicles Agency Wants To Know About Your Sleep Apnea

Slashdot 08 Feb 2023
Allick said he isn't clear how the state learned about his medical diagnosis. But more importantly, he said he was previously unaware of a little-known Maryland law requiring people to report their sleep apnea diagnosis to state driving authorities ... The state department didn't have ...

Medicare caps insulin costs at $35 a month. Can Biden get that price for all Americans?

Yahoo Daily News 08 Feb 2023
State of the Union updates ... The price of the life-saving medication nearly tripled from 2002 to 2013 and costs 10 times more in the United States than it does anywhere else in the world, according to the American Diabetes Association ... residents who depend on the medication ... Is he running? 5 big questions Biden will answer in the State of the Union.

Maycumber proposals would assist rural health care and ensure adequate supplies of insulin

Gazette-Tribune 08 Feb 2023
Maycumber’s proposal, House Bill 1713, would create a pilot program to issue medical assistance payments to health care providers and facilities which serve a high proportion of patients enrolled in state assistance programs ... In order to attract and retain quality medical ...

Doctors: 4 out of 5 children will outgrow gender confusion

Hot Air 08 Feb 2023
How do the Europeans manage to stay so far ahead of the United States medical community when it comes to the entire transgender craze? We can’t explain it all that easily, but it definitely seems to be happening ... It was good to see a medical expert in this field rejecting ...

Missouri proposal goes farther than ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Wtop 08 Feb 2023
Republican state Sen ... Democratic state Sen ... Transgender medical treatment for children and teens is increasingly under attack in many states, labeled child abuse and subject to criminalizing bans. It has been available in the United States for more than a decade and is endorsed by major medical associations.

Prosecutor: Lindsay Clancy 'created the situation' to kill her 3 children

The Patriot Ledger 08 Feb 2023
Clancy wore a medical mask and remained still during the hearing, only blinking as the state accused her of strangling her children for several minutes each using exercise bands in the basement of their home ... She took Cora to the pediatrician and called a local CVS to discuss over-the-counter medication options for her children.

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