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Bills for SGR repeal pass senate, house committees

(HealthDay)—The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee have passed their versions of the bill to repeal Medicare's failed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, according ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Feds seek to legalize marijuana industry banking

The Justice Department and federal banking regulators will help clear the way for financial institutions to transact business with the legitimate marijuana industry without fear of prosecution, Deputy Attorney General James ...

Sep 11, 2013
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US Congress sends Obama major patent overhaul

The US Senate Thursday passed legislation to drag the web of US patent laws into the Internet age and spur high-tech innovation, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

Sep 09, 2011
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Health secretary: 7.5 million now signed up

Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing the president and his Democrats better numbers to tout in the face of ...

Apr 10, 2014
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US health chief sees low early 'Obamacare' enrollment

US senators unloaded fresh attacks on the Obama administration's handling of the new health care law Wednesday, as the official overseeing the debut predicted "very low" early enrollment due to online sign-up troubles.

Nov 06, 2013
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Groundbreaking study sheds light on child sex trafficking

A study from Portland State University (PSU) unveiled Monday by U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall showed that than 469 children in the Portland metro area received social services for commercial sexual exploitation over the last ...

Aug 07, 2013
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Warning issued on doctors' stakes in device firms

(AP)—Federal health officials have issued a rare warning about doctors' ownership of shares in medical device companies that allow them to profit from performing surgeries with those products.

Mar 26, 2013
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Senate questions pharmacy boards after outbreak

(AP)—A Senate committee investigating a deadly outbreak of meningitis wants to know how regulators in all 50 states oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered the illness.

Nov 19, 2012
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