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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 [...]

Health and Hope Clinics awarded CVS Caremark Charitable Trust grant

Health and Hope Clinics awarded CVS Caremark Charitable Trust grant

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced it has awarded five grants totaling nearly $230,000 to community health organizations in Florida as part of a $5 million commitment to support community health and expand access [...]

Health continues to worsen in Escambia County

Health continues to worsen in Escambia County

Escambia County slid from 55th to 57th out of 67 Florida counties. See scorecard: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/florida/2014/rankings/escambia/county/outcomes/overall/snapshot

Florida TaxWatch wants to remove barriers to nurse practitioner-provided care

Florida TaxWatch wants to remove barriers to nurse practitioner-provided care

Press Release: Allowing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to practice to the fullest extent of their training and experience would increase access to quality health care for Floridians while saving the state up to $339 million, according to a Briefing from Florida TaxWatch, the [...]

Nurse practioners win first round

Nurse practioners win first round

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida Despite opposition from physician groups, a House select committee Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would give additional power to nurse practitioners --- including allowing them to provide care without doctor supervision. House [...]

As reported on INYR, compromise in nursing home bill has been worked out

As reported on INYR, compromise in nursing home bill has been worked out

As Ryan Wiggins reported on IN Your Head Radio, a compromise in nursing home bill has been worked out. The News Service of Florida reports that, hoping to avoid a politically volatile debate, a Senate committee Tuesday approved a compromise plan that would make changes in lawsuits against nursing [...]

The green light for Charlotte’s Web is definitely on

The green light for Charlotte’s Web is definitely on

On Monday, I reported that Rep Matt Gaetz's bill to legalize Charlotte's Web, the strain of cannabis that helps children deal with extreme seizure, had been given the "green light" and would mostly pass. Yesterday, I posted a companion bill would be posted in the Florida Senate. Today I got this [...]

Nurse practitioner debate flares in Florida House

Nurse practitioner debate flares in Florida House

A House select committee Monday began working on a 155-page bill that would give new powers to nurse practitioners and has spurred a lobbying battle in the health-care industry. The bill (PCB SCHCWI 14-01), which has the backing of some key House Republican leaders, would allow "advanced [...]

Florida House looks to give nurse practitioners more power

Florida House looks to give nurse practitioners more power

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida In an issue that could spur a health-care industry fight, a House select committee Monday will take up a 155-page bill that would give nurse practitioners independence to provide medical services without physician supervision. House leaders say [...]

AHCA goes against judge on medicaid contract

AHCA goes against judge on medicaid contract

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida As the state moves forward with an overhaul of the Medicaid system, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is standing behind its decision to award a disputed contract to a managed-care plan that would serve low-income people in Miami-Dade [...]

Nurse organization points out Florida ranks 2nd in nation in high hospital charges

Nurse organization points out Florida ranks 2nd in nation in high hospital charges

New data released by the nation’s largest nurses’ organization, National Nurses United, this week revealed that Florida is one of the primary actors nationwide in the growing scandal of high hospital charges and costs. Florida ranks second nationally in how high it sets its charges over [...]

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