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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Crist issues statement on Rubio signing up for Obamacare

From former Gov. Charlie Crist (current Democratic candidate for Florida governor) about Senator Marco Rubio’s decision to shop for and purchase health care for his…

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Sacred Heart to Provide Free Flu Shots in November

During November, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free flu shots in Pensacola, Cantonment, Gulf Breeze and Gulf Shores, Ala. These flu shots are primarily…

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