News tagged with law

More countries adding graphic warnings to smokes

Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in recent years.

Jun 27, 2014
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Plan to streamline health law re-enrollment

New health secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says she wants to make it easy for the 8 million Americans signed up under the health care law to renew their insurance next year.

Jun 26, 2014
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Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

Most Americans who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.

Jun 19, 2014
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Quebec passes law allowing assisted suicide

Canada's Quebec province adopted legislation Thursday allowing terminally ill patients to kill themselves with a doctor's help, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to effectively legalize assisted suicide.

Jun 06, 2014
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Sylvia Burwell confirmed as new US Health chief

The US Senate on Thursday confirmed White House budget director Sylvia Burwell to be the next health secretary, tasking her with overseeing President Barack Obama's controversial health care law.

Jun 05, 2014
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US House moves to end raids on medical marijuana

Reflecting growing public support for easing marijuana laws, the House of Representatives voted Friday to bar federal authorities from raiding medical marijuana facilities or growers in states that have legalized its use.

May 30, 2014
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