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State redirects funds to prepare for possible Ebola threat

State redirects funds to prepare for possible Ebola threat

Letter from State Surgeon General to CDC: Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2920 Brandywine Road Atlanta, GA 30341 Re: 5U90TP000508-03 Notice of Redirection of Funds Dear Dr. Frieden, This letter is to notify you of the Florida Department [...]

Debate brews over whether medical pot already legal

Debate brews over whether medical pot already legal

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Jacksonville law firm has created a firestorm in the already heated debate about whether Floridians should allow doctors to order medical marijuana for sick patients. Lawyer Ian Christensen and his colleague Christopher Ralph contend that a [...]

Pot rule placed on hold

Pot rule placed on hold

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Health regulators will almost certainly delay a rule that will eventually create the framework for the state's new medical marijuana industry after an outcry from a legislative panel saying the proposed regulation went too far. At what was expected to [...]

Legislative panel questions proposed pot rule

Legislative panel questions proposed pot rule

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A legislative panel that plays a key role in overseeing state agencies has joined the chorus of critics seeking changes to a proposed soup-to-nuts rule setting up Florida's new medical-marijuana industry. A 19-page letter from the Joint Administrative [...]

STD rates soar in Escambia County

STD rates soar in Escambia County

Escambia County has a sexually transmitted disease problem. Infectious syphilis cases have more than doubled in Florida over the past decade — and in Escambia County reported cases have jumped from 2 to 47 in the same time frame, according to the Florida Department of Health. Cases of [...]

Studer named Healthcare Visionary

Studer named Healthcare Visionary

Modern Healthcare will honor next month Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, with its first-ever Healthcare Marketing Visionary IMPACT Award. The special award was created to recognize each year an outstanding individual who has effectively and ethically advanced public understanding of [...]

Report: Florida BLue eyes rate increase

Report: Florida BLue eyes rate increase

Major insurer Florida Blue could raise rates in 2015 for people enrolled through the federal health-care exchange after seeing a large number of older and sicker enrollees, Kaiser Health News reported Monday. Patrick Geraghty, chief executive officer of the Jacksonville-based insurer, said the [...]

Studer Group leader Dan Collard address House committee

Studer Group leader Dan Collard address House committee

Studer Group Senior Leader Dan Collard testified yesterday before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs about the importance of reducing variance and creating a culture of consistency, alignment, and standardization. Collard testified that in Studer Group's experience with more than 900 [...]

HIV/AIDS clinic opening in Pensacola

HIV/AIDS clinic opening in Pensacola

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Dr. Barbara Wade have joined forces to open a specialized HIV/AIDS clinic serving the Pensacola community. The new AHF Pensacola Healthcare Center will open in July. It will provide cutting-edge treatment and care five days a week and also include a [...]

Victory for RayAnn Moseley and Caring Florida

Victory for RayAnn Moseley and Caring Florida

"Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014" On Friday May 2, Senate Bill 1030 ER passed the Senate floor with veto-proof majorities. SB 1030 was approved by a vote of 30-9 in the Senate and 111-17 in the House. Under the measure, cancer patients as well as those who suffer from severe muscle [...]

Buzz: Gov. Scott appears to oppose ‘Charlotte’s Web’ bill

Buzz: Gov. Scott appears to oppose ‘Charlotte’s Web’ bill

The word out of Tallahassee is Gov. Rick Scott will oppose the bill that would legalize "Charlotte's Web,' the strain of marijuana that would help children suffering from severe epileptic seizures. At this morning's House committee hearing, the Scott's surgeon general spoke against the bill. [...]

Local firm wins $9 billion award in Actos case

Local firm wins $9 billion award in Actos case

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. were ordered to pay a combined $9 billion in punitive damages after a federal court jury in Lafayette, Louisiana found they hid the cancer risks of their Actos diabetes medicine in the first U.S. trial of its kind. Takeda, based in Osaka, Japan, was [...]

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