FDA approves second abuse-deterring painkiller Targiniq ER

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Wednesday the prescription of the extended-release/long-acting painkiller Targiniq ER, which has properties that are expected to...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014
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Airlines resume flights to Israel

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted a ban to flights to Israel Wednesday while European aviation authorities lifted the same flight ban Thursday. U.S. carriers...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014
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NOAA considers ban on tuna popular among sashimi fans

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter Washington, DC, United States (4E Sports) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries division is considering a ban on recreational or commercial fishing of a species of tuna that is extremely popular...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014
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Are patient privacy laws being misused to protect medical centers?

ProPublica Staff Washington, DC, United States (ProPublica) – by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with NPR’s “Shots” blog. In the name of patient privacy, a security guard at a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, threatened a mother with jail...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014
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Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollution

ProPublica Staff Washington, DC, United States (ProPublica) – by Naveena Sadasivam For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution – repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014
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New Health Law Court Decisions Could Have Limited Political Impact

Washington, DC, United States (KaiserHealth) – Political analysts say this week’s court decisions on the legality of tax subsidies for those obtaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act may not have a broad impact on this fall’s midterm elections. The...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014
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House Passes Measures to Support Innovation, Strengthen Transparency in Higher Ed

Thompson-Sponsored Amendment Adopted with Bipartisan Support WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) has released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3136, the Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act, and H.R. 4983...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014

Millennials betting on stocks to pay debts at risk of losing money

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – With college graduates of 2012 having to pay an average $29,400 in student loan based on a study, more of these so-called Generation Y or millennials are betting money on...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014
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TN law jailing pregnant for drug use deters addiction treatment, critics say

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Critics of a new state law criminalizing pregnant Tennesseans, who endanger their unborn child by using narcotics, say the regulation does not solve the problem of drug...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014
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Lawyers asked AZ to stop execution as convict takes two hours to die

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Florence, AZ, United States (4E) – Lawyers of Arizona murder convict Joseph Wood III tried in vain to stop his execution Wednesday as he died from substitute lethal drugs injected in him. The Arizona Department of...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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