News tagged with government

Feds say Bayer colon supplement makes bogus claims

The United States government accused Bayer of making scientifically unproven statements about the health benefits of a popular probiotic on Friday, claiming the German pharmaceutical giant was in contempt of court.

Sep 12, 2014
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Ten percent of Americans admit to illicit drug use

(HealthDay)—Nearly 10 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were illicit drug users in 2013, and almost 20 million said they used marijuana, making it the most widely used drug, U.S. health officials reported ...

Sep 04, 2014
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New guidelines plan for more child care places

New national planning and development guidelines for child care facilities have been developed in a bid to encourage innovative ways to deliver families more child care places closer to home and work.

Sep 03, 2014
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A VA exit strategy

As the federal government plans its exit strategy from the war, now may be the time for it to rethink its role in providing health care to veterans, says a Perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Aug 29, 2014
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Is the US National Flood Insurance Program affordable?

There is often tension between setting insurance premiums that reflect risk and dealing with equity/affordability issues. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in the United States recently moved toward ...

Jul 17, 2014
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France allows employers to ban wine in offices

The traditional Gallic "pot"—a convivial office drinks party—may be a thing of the past after the French government on Thursday allowed employers to ban wine from the workplace.

Jul 03, 2014
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