Lawsuits ask courts to overturn Virginia's new policies on the treatment of transgender students
The ACLU of Virginia is suing the state Department of Education to challenge Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s policies on the treatment of transgender students (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lawmakers across the U.S. want to crack down on bots and ticket resellers
Lawmakers in several states want to crack down on the bots and ticket resellers that they say drive up concert ticket prices. In Arizona, a pair of 'Taylor Swift' bills would impose new rules, but industry leaders are opposed.#arizona #taylorswift (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greece legalizes same-sex civil marriage in landmark parliamentary vote
Greece has become the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage, despite opposition from Church officials. A cross-party majority of 176 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament voted late Thursday in favor of the bill drafted by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’…#greece #orthodox #christian #church #kyriakosmitsotakis #opinion #syriza #stalinist #communistparty #mariasyrengela (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foreign aid bill resurfaces House Democrats' Israel tensions
As House Democrats push hard for a vote on the Senate's national security package, some progressive lawmakers are pushing back over Israel aid. Why it matters: Israel has proven a consistent and often highly charged wedge in Democrats' otherwise unified front this congressional session. What…#democrats #israel #coribush #ilhanomar #minn #unrwa #palestinian #squad #jayapal #gaza (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook £3bn legal action given go-ahead in London
Her original claim was refused, in 2023, but a revised version has now been accepted, with early 2026 said to be the latest it could be heard. Meta said the claims "remain entirely without merit and we will vigorously defend against them". The new claim says: "Facebook has struck an unfair bargain…#meta #nonfacebook #metaowned #innsworth #mastercard #ericsson #volkswagen (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elizabeth Warren hasn ’t lost a Senate race. Is a pro-crypto Republican lawyer about to change that?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, perhaps the staunchest crypto skeptic in Congress, soon may find herself squaring off against a serious proponent of that very industry. John Deaton, 56, a Massachusetts attorney and digital assets advocate, is seriously considering running this year as a Republican, the…#elizabethwarren #johndeaton #massachusetts #bostonglobe #jimconroy #charliebaker #deaton #fortune #warren #garygensler (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Russia trying to fire nuclear weapons from space?
Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from The Washington Post, Ars Technica, and Defense One The News The White House and top lawmakers sought to assuage panic Wednesday after the House Intelligence Committee chairman posted a cryptic statement on X, warning of a “national security threat”…#arstechnica #defenseone #newswhitehouse #antonyblinken #mikejohnson #miketurner #davidignatius #ignatius #russian #spaceage (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pro-Crypto US Attorney Considers Challenging Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts Senate Race
John Deaton, a U.S. lawyer known for his pro-crypto stance, is reportedly considering a run against Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Republicans are eager to nominate a formidable candidate against Warren. This strategy could compel her to concentrate on her political survival,…#johndeaton #massachusetts #elizabethwarren #republicans #warren #democrats (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tennessee could OUTLAW the sale of chilled beer from gas stations and stores - in novel effort to crack down on drink driving (but warm brews would be OK!)
Republican lawmakers are proposing the ban in the Tennessee senate, saying it would help to slash car accidents in the state - up to a third of which involve alcohol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rite Aid to close more stores in 2024 amid bankruptcy
This year ’s court filings bring the total number of Rite Aid locations set for closure to 429. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dave Eisenstadter Source Type: news

California Man Sentenced for Smuggling Fraudulent Cognitive Enhancement Drug Into the United States from China
A California man was sentenced in federal court in Spring field, Mass. for smuggling tianeptine, a highly-addictive drug that claims to enhance mood and cognitive functioning, into the United States from China. Ryan Stabile, 37, will serve 2 years in prison, 3 years probation, fined $1,833,922 (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 15, 2024 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Medical cannabis market pivots to stay alive in the age of recreational use
Medical cannabis, legalized in 2007, is a shrinking business in New Mexico. At its peak in May 2022, according to reports by the New Mexico Department of Health, there were 135,388 patients enrolled in the state ’s medical cannabis program. In January 2024, that number sat at 83,309. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Drew Goretzka Source Type: news

Lawmakers Clash Over COVID Vaccine Safety at House Hearing
(MedPage Today) -- Is the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) a reliable way to document potential problems with the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines? Members of a House committee disagreed on that and other issues at a hearing... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 15, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Iowa's abortion providers now have some guidance for the paused 6-week ban, if it is upheld
Iowa’s medical board has approved some guidance abortion providers would need to follow if the state’s ban on most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy is upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Republican plan to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead
A Republican proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news