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  • DEA makes Vicodin harder to obtain legally, but that's half the job

    DEA makes Vicodin harder to obtain legally, but that's half the job
    The Drug Enforcement Administration has spent the last decade considering whether to make it harder to obtain the most popular type of narcotic painkiller: "hydrocodone combination" products, such as Vicodin and Lortab. And now it will. But the new...
  • Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address

    Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address
    Here's a prediction: The next legal battle over the Obama adminsitration's contraception mandate will be over who has to write what kind of letter to whom. The administration announced Friday the latest tweaks to the requirement that all new employer-...
  • State Presents An Unflattering Profile

    If Connecticut were a high school student, she might be considered an aloof teenager with a generous allowance and a drug problem. That's the image, anyway, that recent surveys are giving this state. A snapshot: Living well. A new federal report shows...
  • Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

    Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America
    With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas. Every few days,...
  • State Must Keep Health Care Assistance

    State Must Keep Health Care Assistance
    Connecticut, along with the nation, is heading into the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period starting Nov. 15. What's troubling is that our state has no public plan for linking consumers with the in-person assistance that was available a...
  • HHS funds to expand primary care at Southeastern Virginia Health System

    The Southeastern Virginia Health System, SEVHS, was among 25 health centers in Virginia selected to share in more than $5.6 million in federal funding to expand primary care services. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the...
  • Salmonella outbreak: 7 ways to protect yourself and your family

    Salmonella outbreak: 7 ways to protect yourself and your family
    A salmonella outbreak has been linked to chicken from three Foster Farms processing facilities in California, sickening nearly 300 people in multiple states and triggering a public health alert. Cooks everywhere should remember the steps to protect...
  • Democrats scramble to get Obamacare signups as deadline looms

    Democrats scramble to get Obamacare signups as deadline looms
    Original post | 4:30 p.m. Updated | 5:06 p.m. With signups for the Affordable Care Act falling last month, Democrats are pulling out all the stops to increase interest in Obamacare by the March 31 deadline. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman...
  • Cats taken in hoarding case available for adoption, fostering

      Cats that were removed from a hoarding situation urgently need adoption and/or fostering. Over 60 cats were accepted by Halifax Humane Society Wednesday after being taken from a hoarding case in Deltona to the Daytona Beach area animal shelter due...
  • Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds

    Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds
    TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law. "As you...
  • Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails

    Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails
    In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...