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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 [...]

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 [...]

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