Tag: health regulation

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April 15, 2013

Medical Futility Policy Transparency

Thaddeus Mason Pope, J.D., Ph.D.

Faith Smith was born with Trisomy 18.  She was also diagnosed with a hole in her heart. …

February 1, 2013

Protecting Us from Pain Control

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Last week, an FDA advisory panel suggested that hydrocodone-based pain control medications be reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule II.…

News (31)

July 24, 2014 1:56 pm

San Francisco approves soda tax for November ballot

San Francisco city leaders have approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, hoping to become the first major city to successfully impose such a levy.

May 29, 2014 3:51 pm

House Committee Votes to Allow Schools to Opt Out of Nutritional Program

The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed an agriculture budget bill that included nearly $21 billion for child nutrition that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012.

May 21, 2014 3:16 pm

'E-cigarettes help smokers quit,' new study says

Though some health officials have warned that electronic cigarettes should not be marketed as smoking cessation aids, a new study finds that, among people who are trying to quit without professional help, those who use electronic cigarettes are 60% more likely to succeed, compared with those who use willpower or nicotine replacement therapies.

May 9, 2014 7:00 pm

Adults who follow exercise guidelines still gain weight

For people who want to avoid packing on extra pounds, a new study suggests going above and beyond commonly cited exercise guidelines.

February 25, 2014 3:21 pm

Just Say No To These 11 Outrageous Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana

When it comes to public opinion, it’s becoming clear that anti-pot crusaders are losing the battle and over a dozen more states are considering legalization measures right now.

February 21, 2014 2:40 pm

Unusual Iowa abortion rule has surprising result

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics  decided not to bill the state for the 15 abortions it had performed as of mid-February.

January 24, 2014 2:02 pm

What's at issue in Texas battle over brain-dead pregnant woman

Eyes today focus on a Fort Worth courtroom that finds itself at the intersection of a family’s desire and Texas law as the fate of a brain-dead woman and the status of her fetus are debated.

January 21, 2014 1:01 pm

Obama: Marijuana No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

With a majority of Americans now in favor marijuana legalization, President Barack Obama is now saying weed is no more dangerous to individuals’ health than alcohol.

January 6, 2014 4:55 pm

Sensible on Weed

The desire to discourage is all too easily transmuted into the desire to criminalize, just as the desire to encourage metastasizes into the desire to mandate.

November 11, 2013 2:37 pm

Pot-Smoking Quadriplegic’s Firing Shows Haze Over Rules

The marijuana that Brandon Coats smokes under a doctor’s supervision helps calm muscle spasms stemming from a car accident that left him a quadriplegic. It also cost him his job.

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