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COMMISSION TO HOST OKLAHOMA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUMMIT- Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women Announces 2016 Summit

Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women, Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, YWCA Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General present the Solutions, Initiatives, and Strategies Domestic Violence Summit. 465 more words


Rising health premiums rattle consumers paying their own way

To the shock of no one who understood the consequences of Obamacare.

Via Seattle Times (AP): Millions of people who pay the full cost of their health insurance will face the sting of rising premiums next year, with no financial help from government subsidies. 805 more words


Are We Getting Closer To A Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Biomarker?

In #MEAction‘s latest announcement, we’ve learned that the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases (NIAID) of NIH recently funded Dr. Derya Unutmaz’s latest grant application.  292 more words


The FDA Has Finally Unveiled The New Nutrition Facts Label

The FDA has finalized the new Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods with changes that will make it easier for consumers to make informed choices about what they’re eating. 44 more words

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Washington State rates going way up in 2017 for individual health-care plans

Shocker, not.

From the Seattle Times: Health insurers in Washington are requesting a sharp jump in rates for individual plans next year — up 13.5 percent, on average — and fewer options will be offered through the state-run insurance exchange… 465 more words


Give a Legislator a Cookie and His Staff Will Tell You to Give Up Your Rights And Get Paid

So what happens when you reach out to a Maryland legislator who is running for Congress after seeing his commercial on television about how he helps the little guy – in this case the little guy with a sick baby? 876 more words

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Bayh-Dole Threat Sits Idle

By: Marcus J. Hopkins, Blogger

In January 2016, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) led a group of over 50 House Democrats in asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to open the door to using “march-in rights” to break patents whenever drug manufacturers set prices for their drugs prohibitively high. 992 more words