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Medical marijuana in Ohio: Bill could add conditions including arthritis and migraines

Medical marijuana in Ohio: Bill could add conditions including arthritis and migraines

Springfield (OH) News-Sun

Of the many bills Ohio legislators are considering in the current lame-duck session, state Sen. Steve Huffman's update to his medical marijuana law has among the best chances of passage during the four working weeks on the schedule...

22 States Petition CMS to End COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

22 States Petition CMS to End COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Hospice News

Attorneys General from 22 states have petitioned the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to eliminate the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers...

Sick Profit: Investigating Private Equity’s Stealthy Takeover of Health Care Across Cities and Specialties

Sick Profit: Investigating Private Equity’s Stealthy Takeover of Health Care Across Cities and Specialties

Kaiser Health News

Two-year-old Zion Gastelum died just days after dentists performed root canals and put crowns on six baby teeth at a clinic affiliated with a private equity firm...

Bill lowering drug prices for PACE members could raise member enrollment

Bill lowering drug prices for PACE members could raise member enrollment

McKnight’s Home Care Daily

A bill to lower drug costs for participants in Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) could be the shot in the arm the program needs to expand...

Senate passes marijuana medication bill

Senate passes marijuana medication bill

The Hill

The Senate passed a bill on Wednesday night that will expand research into the potential medical benefits of marijuana and CBD...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Break Down Advance Care Planning Barriers

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Break Down Advance Care Planning Barriers

Hospice News

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) recently introduced legislation aimed at improving access to advance care planning services among patients with serious illness...

What if You Could Go to the Hospital … at Home?

What if You Could Go to the Hospital … at Home?

The New York Times

Hospital-at-home care is an increasingly common option, and it is often a safer one for older adults. But the future of the approach depends on federal action...

Gov. Beshear issues order to allow medical marijuana possession in qualified cases

Gov. Beshear issues order to allow medical marijuana possession in qualified cases

Herald Leader

Trying to bypass the General Assembly, which long has resisted calls to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday issued executive orders to make the drug accessible to Kentuckians on a limited basis...

Pharmacists want bigger role after providing pandemic staffing boost

Pharmacists want bigger role after providing pandemic staffing boost

McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Pharmacists are yearning to expand on their success helping skilled nursing facilities during the pandemic, a top executive said Monday...