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THA Honors 12 Legislators for Contributions to Health Care

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Hospital Association is honoring 12 of Texas' 181 state legislators with the Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute award in recognition of their accomplishments related to health care during the 81st Regular Session of the Texas ...

Legion Demands 'Courage' From Legislators in Battle Over Children's Home

INDIANAPOLIS, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commander of the 125,000-member Indiana American Legion today challenged the Indiana General Assembly to "find the courage to speak and act plainly on behalf of the youngsters at the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home at Knightstown." ...

Americans United for Life Represents 28 Bipartisan Montana Legislators Arguing Assisted Suicide Not a Right

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) today filed a friend of the court brief before the Montana Supreme Court on behalf of a bipartisan group of 28 Montana Senators and Representatives, arguing there is no right to assisted suicide under the State's constitu...

American Dental Association Applauds Legislators for Introducing 'Meth Mouth' Bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. John S. Findley, president of the American Dental Association (ADA), applauded Capitol Hill legislators today for introducing a federal bill aimed at understanding and treating "meth mouth" -- a condition where teeth can become blackened, s...

National Council of Legislators From Gaming States Adopts Resolution Supporting 100% Smokefree Gaming Venues

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States ( NCLGS ), an organization comprised of lawmakers from states with casinos and other forms of state-regulated gaming, formally adopted a resolution Saturday encouraging states to take act...

Governors, Legislators Update Current State Fiscal Conditions, Push for Economic Recovery Package from Congress, President-elect

Monday, December 1, 2008 -- 11 a.m. news event -- Hall of States, Room 333 -- 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's governors and state legislators are coming together to outline the current fiscal situation states ar...

New York Legislators Kill Bill for Grieving Mothers. Women's Rights Activist stands up for some women and not others.

Rep Helene Weinstein (D-Kings), self proclaimed women's rights activist, has stopped a bill that would provide birth certificates for stillborn babies and help to ease the pain of grieving mothers. Ironically the county Weinstein represents has the highest number of stillbirths in all of NY...

Doctors of Optometry, Parents, Educators and Legislators Applaud New Illinois Law Requiring Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children Starting School

Parents encouraged to take children early for eye exams: Waiting could delay necessary treatment and create longer wait times SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents, teachers and doctors of optometry joined Sen. Deanna Demuzio (D-Carlinville) and Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) t...

Pennsylvania Legislators Attend Victim Services Rally

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Survivors of sexual abuse and advocates for victim services rallied at the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday in an effort to bring awareness to concerns of proposed state funding levels. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080409/DC19028...

Shame on Governor Strickland, Ohio Legislators for Breaking Promise to Protect Kids from Tobacco

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Governor Ted Strickland and Ohio legislators have abandoned Ohio's kids and put the state's health at risk with their underhanded actions toda...
Legislators in Medical Technology

Dr. Derek Winstanly of Quintiles to Serve as 2009 ACRO Chair; Mr. William Sharbaugh of PPD to Be Chair-Elect

...dustry," said Dr. Winstanly. "The long-term future for the CRO industry remains bright and we look forward to working with our clients, regulators and legislators globally to bring about a more efficient drug development paradigm while maintaining the highest standards of patient safety." ACRO is also pleas...

Veto of California's Condoms in Prisons Bill: "Politics Over Public Health," Says AHF

...fective for a quarter of a century. With his veto of AB 1334, we believe the Governor is sadly putting politics over public health." Passed by state legislators in early September, the bill, would have allowed nonprofit and health agencies to provide condoms to inmates in state prisons, where HIV prevalence is...

Ties Between Physicians and Drug Companies Still Too Strong: the Prescription Project Offers Solutions to Prevent Conflicts of Interest

... are moving to the floors of state houses nationwide." -- Today, New York legislators joined with national consumer and senior groups to introduce a pair of bill...trengthen the state's first-in-nation 1993 gift law. -- Maine and Vermont legislators are debating gifts disclosure and data-mining bills now, and a hearing on a...
Legislators in Biological News

Experts agree: to protect the environment, biofuel standards are needed

...t the techniques. The authors stress that as the technology to make cellulosic biofuels improves, and efforts become commercialized, both industry and legislators must adopt policies that reward sustainable crop production. This is one of the first times such a large and diverse group of internationally reco...

Experts agree: Environmental standards needed for biofuels

...ves for them to do so. As the technology to make biofuels from cellulose is refined and commercialized, we believe it's crucial that the industry and legislators adopt policies that reward environmentally sustainable production practices for cellulosic biofuels. It's equally important for grain-based systems." ...

Costs of climate change, state-by-state: Billions, says UMD

...rs plan for additional changes ahead." The eight new studies are being released today at the legislative summit of the National Conference of State legislators (NCSL) convening in New Orleans. The NCSL collaborated with CIER to develop summaries for the thousands of officials participating in the convention. ...

ASNTR awards go to Parkinson's Disease research and patient advocate at May meeting

...founded the Parkinsons Action Network and is credited with having convinced legislators to create the Morris Udall Centers and raising hundreds of millions of doll...R with their early support of her efforts and for their effective work with legislators and celebrities, including film and TV star Michael J Fox who, through her ...

SHRM CEO Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Social Security

... Verification Act." In testimony today before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, Sue Meisinger, President and CEO of SHRM urged legislators to recognize that the current employment verification system is in need of real reform. Known as "The New Employee Verification Act (NEVA)," the l...

Montana State University research reaches Supreme Court of India

...en as open if the report had come from MSU alone. "This is the best of things. It's wonderful," Hamner said. Ford said, "Getting regulators and legislators to understand the importance of not discharging untreated human waste into the Ganges River is critical to moving forward." Ford, a long-time resea...

Carnegie Mellon researchers urge development of low carbon electricity

...m changes in the coming decades. In a recent article in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the authors urge federal legislators and the electricity industry to increase the deployment of low-carbon electricity technology to power plug-in hybrid vehicles. Plu...

Endangered shortnose sturgeon saved in Hudson River

...ies, its habitat and evidence for a large and secure population are an example of successful protected species management," said Bain. "Scientists and legislators have called for changes in the U.S. Endangered Species Act; the act is being debated in Congress and has been characterized as failing to recover spec...
Legislators in Biological Technology

Americas on the Waterway Supports US Oncology Foundation

...tion.org . About US Oncology US Oncology, Inc., headquartered in the Houston area, works closely with physicians, payers, manufacturers and legislators to identify and deliver innovative services that enhance patient access to advanced cancer care. US Oncology supports one of the nation's foremost can...

Nature parks can save species as climate changes

...es that a network of wildlife areas will be a crucial tool to help biodiversity survive future climate change. The findings suggest an urgent need for legislators to protect eco-systems and key wildlife areas in Africa. They show that, over the next 75 years, the biodiversity of some regions will suffer more tha...

US Oncology Named 2009 Laureate by IDG Computerworld Honors Program

...c progress. About US Oncology US Oncology, Inc., headquartered in the Houston area, works closely with physicians, payers, manufacturers and legislators to identify and deliver innovative services that enhance patient access to advanced cancer care. US Oncology supports one of the nation's foremost can...

MichBio Leader Cites New Senate Biosciences Task Force and House Subcommittee as Evidence of State's Growing Awareness of Industry's Economic Importance

...nt and CEO, said that a growing awareness by state legislators of the industry's economic growth potential has cu...Biosciences Legislative Caucus is a group of state legislators co-chaired by Randy Richardville and Rep. Rebekah ...ustry in Michigan. "The growing interest by legislators in our industry is being translated into new atten...

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and Shire Launch Virtual 'IBD March on the Hill' to Increase Funding for Digestive Disease Research

... patient advocates who are in Washington, DC today for CCFA's seventh National Advocacy Conference "IBD Day on the Hill." The advocates will meet with legislators to gain support for the IBD Research and Awareness Act. "We are thrilled to extend our advocacy on the Hill to the online community," said Gary S...

Mental Stimulus Package: Government Officials who Forgot to Pay Taxes Will Receive Free Memory-boosting Supplement

...ator of the memory-boosting supplement Prevagen(R). ( www.prevagen.com ) "We're confident that after 30-60 days of taking the supplement, most legislators and government officials will recall, without being reminded by aides or reporters, all tax periods for which they have forgotten to pay state or fede...

As personalized, genomic medicine takes off, four developing countries show the way for others

...will be of particular interest to developing world policy-makers (especially in science and technology, industry and commerce, and health ministries); legislators considering research funding; leaders of research institutions; individual scientists; investors and small and medium private sector enterprises in bo...

Protect Maryland's Bioscience Industry

...t. Without the opportunity that this exclusivity provides, it would be nearly impossible for companies to embark on the development process. Federal legislators are now working on establishing the approval process for "follow-on biologics," or third-party imitations of innovative biologic products. If that l...

Christine Poon Will Keynote MichBio Expo

...nd institutional investors; -- The Life Sciences Innovation and Commercialization Caucus, a road mapping discussion of the future of the industry by legislators and life sciences leaders from across the state; -- Medical Device Suppliers Track focusing on manufacturing companies looking to diversify or incre...

Life Sciences Industry Reaches Crossroad Say Noted Pillsbury Attorneys

...iven a changing regulatory environment in Washington, where authorities and legislators seek to revamp competing policy objectives and incentives intended to empow...best business plans and merits of partners and alliances." Regulators and legislators likewise offer choices while seeking to address the industry's growth and n...
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