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NIH Budget Remains Flat Under Trump Budget
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would see roughly flat funding if the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request were enacted as proposed. The White House has requested $34.8 billion for NIH, approximately $2 billion below the 2018 enacted appropriation. Late adjustments to the budget reversed an originally proposed 27 percent cut to NIH. The FY 2019 budget for NIH is slated to increase only slightly by $538 million over 2017 levels because it would absorb three agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that fund research on healthcare quality, occupational health, and disabiliti...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

CDC Director Resigns Amid Reports of Tobacco Stock Trade
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on January 31, 2018, that Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald would resign as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The statement read, “Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the CDC Director. Due to the nature of these financial interests, Dr. Fitzgerald could not divest from them in a definitive time period.” The decision came a day after Politico reported that she bought stock in a large tobacco company within a month of start...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. 12/2017 This 19-page issue briefing details how opioid misuse and addiction have become a large, nation-wide issue, with opioid use disorder affecting people of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas. Older adults are among the groups affected by this problem because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or procedures, such as surgery. The report provides data on older adults'opioid use, and discusses risks associated with older a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Three treatments to be reviewed following patient concerns
The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that there will be a review of three treatments used by the NHS, following ongoing concerns from patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Liverpool leads new £ 4.7m Zika vaccine project
(University of Liverpool) The University of Liverpool is leading on a major new collaborative project to develop a Zika virus vaccine that is suitable for use in pregnancy.Supported by a £ 4.7million award from Department of Health and Social Care, managed by Innovate UK, the new project aims to take two new vaccine candidates through to a clinical trial in humans within the next three years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prepare Shredded Meat in a Slow Cooker
-- Shredded meat and poultry are a great start to a wide range of meals, from chili to Mexican dishes. But it's important to prepare the meat safely to avoid foodborne illness. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DHSC responds to gender reassignment campaign
The Department of Health and Social Care has published its response to Voice for Justice UK's campaign. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: IRS, HHS, EBSA : Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance; Proposed Rule
Pre-publication notice from the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Employee Benefits Security Administration requesting comments on a proposed rule to amend the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance to lengthen the maximum period from 3 to 12 months. Short-term limited-duration insurance is not required to comply with federal requirements for individual health insurance coverage. Final publication of this proposed rule is scheduled for February 21, 2018 and comments are due by April 23, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

IRS, HHS, EBSA : Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance; Proposed Rule
Notice from the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Employee Benefits Security Administration requesting comments on a proposed rule to amend the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance to lengthen the maximum period from 3 to 12 months. Short-term limited-duration insurance is not required to comply with federal requirements for individual health insurance coverage. Comments on the proposed rule are due by April 23, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt has been health secretary longer than Aneurin Bevan
Jeremy Hunt has now spent longer in the top role within the department of health (now the department of health and social care) than the founder of the NHS. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

Concerns raised over growing DHSC underspends
The Department of Health and Social Care has repeatedly reported underspends against an accounting mechanism intended to cover the costs of assets over their lifetime. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heath care costs growing faster than the economy
Increased spending on prescription medications will continue to drive up health care costs faster than the economy grows as Baby Boomers age and the use of expensive specialty drugs rises. Department of Health and Human Services actuaries Wednesday projected health care costs will rise by an average of 5.5 percent annually through 2026, rising from $3.7 trillion to $5.7 trillion in eight years. That’s about 1 percentage point faster than predicted economic growth, Fox Business rep orted.  The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Health care costs growing faster than the economy
Increased spending on prescription medications will continue to drive up health care costs faster than the economy grows as Baby Boomers age and the use of expensive specialty drugs rises. Department of Health and Human Services actuaries Wednesday projected health care costs will rise by an average of 5.5 percent annually through 2026, rising from $3.7 trillion to $5.7 trillion in eight years. That’s about 1 percentage point faster than predicted economic growth, Fox Business rep orted.  The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

2017 Hurricane Response: Resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/13/2018 This collection of resources provides response and recovery information for use by families, organizations, and clinicians providing care to children with special health care needs in the areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017. These resources complement guidance provided by state and/or local authorities, which may have more information about location-specific activities and services. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

King's needs £223m DHSC loan this year, board reveals
A London teaching hospital has predicted it will need to borrow nearly a quarter of a billion pounds from the Department of Health and Social Care this financial year, it emerged yesterday. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pediatric Issues in Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/13/2018 This one-hour, 31-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) discusses how local, regional, state, and federal level entities are incorporating pediatric issues into their planning efforts. It details how to identify and incorporate pediatric special considerations into preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and resilience-building plans and actions; be prepared every day for an emergency; and integrate pediatric issues into healthcare preparedne...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Former health minister to chair STP
A former Department of Health and Social Care minister has been appointed as chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A 3-Year-Old Indiana Girl Who Was Not Vaccinated Died From the Flu This Week
A three-year-old Indiana girl who died from the flu Monday was not vaccinated, according to local news outlets. Alivia Viellieux, passed away in her sleep at her Muncie, Indiana home after being discharged from BallMemorial Hospital last Thursday, WRTV reported. Her family says they were advised not to give their daughter the flu shot, according to local media reports. “Alivia did not have [the flu vaccine] because they had told us once the flu is going around, it’s not going to matter if you get it or not,” the toddler’s grandmother, Tameka Stettler, told WRTV. “We just decided not to put tho...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized flu health onetime Source Type: news

Considerations for the Use of Temporary Surge Sites for Managing Seasonal Patient Surge
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/12/2018 This 18-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) describes the major considerations healthcare facility emergency planners must consider when determining patient surge management solutions for longer-duration events, such as weeks to months of managing seasonal illness surge. During the severe 2017-2018 influenza season, coupled with increases in other upper respiratory infections, many hospitals have surpassed routine surge management measures and hav...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Treasury needs convincing of 'meaningful' pay uplift, says RCN
Pay talks have reached a point where the Department of Health and Social Care believes that nurse pay should increase  but the Treasury still needs convincing that any rise in wages should be “meaningful”, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The adult social care workforce in England
A report from the National Audit Office considers the Department of Health and Social Care ’s role in overseeing the adult social care workforce and assesses whether the size and structure of the care workforce are adequate to meet users’ needs for care now and in the future, in the face of financial challenges and a competitive labour market. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 2/12/2018
Wyoming launches app for families.  The Wyoming Department of Health has launched a free app, developed by Wildflower Health, to help parents track and manage the health of their children. The app includes trackers for height, weight, and vaccinations, as well as tools for expecting mothers and parents of infants. It also connects u sers to Wyoming Department of Health resources, such as the Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program. Users can enter a zip code to be connected to nearby in-person health resources. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The adult social care workforce in England
This report considers the Department of Health& Social Care's role in overseeing the adult social care workforce and assesses whether the size and structure of the care workforce are adequate to meet users'needs for care in the face of financial challenges and a competitive labour market (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Bill Aims to Keep Children ’ s Makeup Asbestos-Free
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced legislation this week that would mandate a warning label on cosmetics marketed to children unless stricter testing can show they are free of asbestos fibers. The legislation was sparked by reports in 2017 that trace amounts of tremolite asbestos were found in cosmetics marketed to girls by national retail chains Claire’s and Justice. Although both companies quickly pulled products off store shelves, they also disputed the findings and later produced lab results showing their merchandise was safe and free of asbestos. “Parents across the country should have the peace of mind i...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos in cosmetics asbestos makeup asbestos-contaminated talc Children’s Product Warning Label Act of 2018 Claire’s asbestos Colgate-Palmolive Department of Health and Human Services Johnson & Johnson justice asbestos polarized li Source Type: news

Las Cruces medical marijuana dispensary at risk of losing license
The New Mexico Department of Health is moving to revoke a Las Cruces medical cannabis dispensary's license after it claims it had falsified audit reports dating back to 2014. The dispensary is appealing the decision. On Jan. 10, Kenny Vigil, director of the Medical Cannabis Group for Department of Health sent a letter to Vivian Moore, Mother Earth Herbs executive director, notifying her of the department's intention to ban her and her business from New Mexico's Cannabis Program. Upon identifying… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Davis Source Type: news

Las Cruces medical marijuana dispensary at risk of losing license
The New Mexico Department of Health is moving to revoke a Las Cruces medical cannabis dispensary's license after it claims it had falsified audit reports dating back to 2014. The dispensary is appealing the decision. On Jan. 10, Kenny Vigil, director of the Medical Cannabis Group for Department of Health sent a letter to Vivian Moore, Mother Earth Herbs executive director, notifying her of the department's intention to ban her and her business from New Mexico's Cannabis Program. Upon identifying… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Davis Source Type: news

DHSC refuses to explain where bulk of extra £540m comes from
The Department of Health and Social Care has declined to explain how it is funding the bulk of the £540m of additional funding for the NHS next year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccination for gay men to be rolled out in phases from April
Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that it will introduce a nationwide HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CDC Director Resigns Amid Reports of Tobacco Stock Trade
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on January 31, 2018, that Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald would resign as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The statement read, “Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the CDC Director. Due to the nature of these financial interests, Dr. Fitzgerald could not divest from them in a definitive time period.” The decision came a day after Politico reported that she bought stock in a large tobacco company within a month of start...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

HHS: Meetings Announcement for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee Required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcing the 2018 meetings of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). All meetings are open to the public, will include voting and deliberations on proposals for physician-focused payment models, and will be held in the Great Hall of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, D.C. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The DNA database that is key to beating our rarest diseases
The future now holds hope for children like Sam Ward, and doctors say many other people are set to benefitJillian Hastings Ward gave birth to her second child, Sam, almost four years ago. For the first few months of his life, the boy appeared to be in good health. “Then we realised that he was not making proper visual contact, and discovered he was blind,” Hastings Ward recalls. Subsequent diagnosis also revealed that Sam was not progressing intellectually. “His brain just couldn’t join the dots,” she says. Today Sam has the mental development of a six-month-old child.At the time of his diagno...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Observer science editor Tags: Genetics Biology Science UK news Source Type: news

Provider sector expected to balance as DHSC finds extra £540m
Regulators have agreed to target financial balance for the provider sector next year, after the Department of Health and Social Care released a further £540m into NHS budgets. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fresenius Medical pays $4m to settle HIPAA violations
Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS; ETR:FRE) has agreed to pay $3.5 million to the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to settle five breaches of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy and Security Rules. Fresenius reportedly submitted five separate breach reports on Jan. 23, 2013 for separate incidents between Feb. 23, 2012 and July 18, 2012 that implicated electronic protected health information of five of Fresenius’ covered entities. The locations of the breaches were the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Fresenius Medical Care Duval Facility, the Semmes, Ala.-based Fre...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Fresenius Source Type: news

HHS Approves New Healthy Indiana Medicaid Demonstration
On Friday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar joined Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb to announce the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval of Indiana's Section 1115 waiver, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan or HIP. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Five Pregnant Women Allegedly Sexually Assaulted By Lay Counsellor
[News24Wire] A 45-year-old male lay counsellor has been accused of sexually assaulting five pregnant women at Cato Manor Community Health Centre in Mayville, Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 2, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS: Meetings: Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee
Pre-publication notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcing the 2018 meetings of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). All meetings are open to the public, will include voting and deliberations on proposals for physician-focused payment models, and will be held in the Great Hall of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, D.C. Final publication in the Federal Register is scheduled for February 5, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Government sets out plans to overhaul consultant contract
A new contract for medical consultants in the NHS will scrap the “all but automatic” incremental pay structure and replace it with a significantly higher base salary, the Department of Health and Social Care has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK strategy for rare diseases: implementation plan for England
This implementation plan sets out the actions that the Department of Health and Social Care and partner organisations will take to implement the commitments under the 2013 UK strategy for rare diseases. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wisconsin Works for Everyone: 25,000 Gain Employment through the FoodShare Employment and Training Program
According to data issued by the Department of Health Services, more than 25,000 FoodShare members who participated in theFoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program have secured employment, as of December 2017. As part of Governor Scott Walker ’s Wisconsin Works for Everyone reform, the FSET program helps Wisconsin citizens move from government dependence to true independence through the dignity that comes from work. Data shows that: Since FSET...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 31, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Director of CDC resigns over financial conflicts: officials
(Reuters) - Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned her post as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over financial conflicts of interest, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Top doctor at CDC resigns over financial conflicts: officials
(Reuters) - Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has resigned her post over financial conflicts of interest, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Visor Cards Help People Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communicate with Law Enforcement
The Department of Health ServicesOffice for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing today introduced thecommunication visor card (PDF) , a tool to help drivers who are deaf and hard of hearing communicate with law enforcement. Originally created by theWisconsin Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the updated card seeks to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 30, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

South Africa:Gauteng Health Dismisses Misleading Report On Employment of Cardiologist
[Govt of SA] Gauteng Department of Health has noted with concern the false reports that are doing the rounds about the alleged refusal by the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital's to offer an employment to the cardiologist, Dr Viwe Mtwesi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Officials announce probe into vaginal mesh implants
The Department of Health and Social Care will begin a national audit to determine exactly how many women have been affected the controversial devices in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials announce investigation into vaginal mesh
The Department of Health and Social Care will begin a national audit to determine exactly how many women have been affected the controversial devices in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Gauteng Health Dismisses Reports On Cardiologist
[SAnews.gov.za] The Gauteng Department of Health has dismissed reports about the alleged refusal by the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital to offer employment to cardiologist, Dr Viwe Mtwesi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Delivering Essential Healthcare Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 04/25/2017 This Web page details the plans of two states that received grants to begin to address the challenges of delivering essential healthcare services during a severe influenza pandemic or wide-scale public health disaster. Oregon addressed care in the multi-county region centered in the Portland metropolitan area. Virginia expanded the Virginia Department of Health's existing Critical Resource Shortages Planning Guide. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Government rejects key elements of Naylor estates review
The Department of Health and Social Care has rejected the idea of matching the proceeds of trust land sales with Treasury money, the government announced today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NM medical marijuana patient enrollment soars
Medical marijuana patient enrollment in New Mexico soared last year. As of December 2017, there were nearly 50,000 patients enrolled in NM's Medical Cannabis Program, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. This is a 61 percent increase from the total number of patients enrolled the previous year. There are currently 35 licensed nonprofit producers of m edical marijuana in New Mexico. Ultra Health was the largest medical marijuana company in the state on our 2017 List of Medical Marijuana… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Justina Grant Source Type: news

NM medical marijuana patient enrollment soars
Medical marijuana patient enrollment in New Mexico soared last year. As of December 2017, there were nearly 50,000 patients enrolled in NM's Medical Cannabis Program, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. This is a 61 percent increase from the total number of patients enrolled the previous year. There are currently 35 licensed nonprofit producers of m edical marijuana in New Mexico. Ultra Health was the largest medical marijuana company in the state on our 2017 List of Medical Marijuana… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Justina Grant Source Type: news