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Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals in the U.S.
This issue brief provides an overview of what is known about LGBT health status, coverage, and access in the United States, and reviews the implications of the ACA, the Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality, and other recent policy developments for LGBT individuals and their families going forward. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Policing Maternity in East Africa Will Not End Maternal Deaths
[Monitor] For women in East Africa, the only legal right to abortion rests on a 1938 precedent from England that says a doctor can perform one if it saves a woman's life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

2018 Healthiest Employers finalist: Messer Construction Co.
Messer Construction Co. Local full-time employees: 1,200 Total full-time employees: 1,200 Location: 643 Court St., Cincinnati 45203 Website: www.messer.com What’s been the biggest change you’ve made to your wellness plan recently? We have transitioned to an outcome-based incentive for annual screenings/physicals. What kinds of wellness beyond physical health does your program encourage? Messer Wellness is focused on total wellness, not just physical well-being. We provide support in several… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2018 Healthiest Employers finalist: Messer Construction Co.
Messer Construction Co. Local full-time employees: 1,200 Total full-time employees: 1,200 Location: 643 Court St., Cincinnati 45203 Website: www.messer.com What’s been the biggest change you’ve made to your wellness plan recently? We have transitioned to an outcome-based incentive for annual screenings/physicals. What kinds of wellness beyond physical health does your program encourage? Messer Wellness is focused on total wellness, not just physical well-being. We provide support in several… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Fighting crime and terrorism with voice recognition
Voice-recognition technology can play a valuable part in preventing and solving crimes, including terrorist acts. The EU-funded project SIIP is developing software to reliably identify speakers in legally intercepted phone calls and social media. The database will be accessible to enforcement authorities through Interpol. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 4, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Summary Judgment Granted Upholding The Validity Of Formulation Patent Protecting ...
RELISTOR® Injection Protected from Generic Competition Until 2024 LAVAL, Quebec, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) ("Valeant" or the"Company") today announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has granted a motion for partial summary judgment of validity of a formulation patent for RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) Injection. The ruling prevents generic...This story is related to the following:Pharmaceuticals (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health...
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Trump Administration Sued Over Family-planning Program Shift Trump Administration Sued Over Family-planning Program Shift
Two organizations that support birth control filed lawsuits on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from shifting a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and counsel abstinence.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Managing Addiction in Offenders through Court-Mandated Treatment
May 17, 20189 1:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA issues new labeling for gadolinium contrast
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April published revised product...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Japan adopts new gadolinium use restrictions Safety issues linger over gadolinium-based contrast agents Norris lawsuit puts personal face on gadolinium debate Evidence mounts: Use macrocyclic GBCAs in pediatric MRI FDA panel votes to add retention warning to GBCA labels (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Gov. Deal signs bills focusing on needs of rural Georgia
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed two bills that arose from the work of a committee of lawmakers that held hearings across Georgia last year to looks for ways to improve the state's rural economy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Fresenius fires back at Akorn with counterclaims following failed merger
Fresenius (ETR:FRE) filed counterclaims against generic drugmaker Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX) this week in Delaware Chancery Court, alleging that Akorn tried to defraud the FDA with falsified testing data. Akorn filed suit against Fresenius one day after the company walked away from a $4.75 billion deal to acquire Akorn. Fresenius cited an investigation that found material breaches of FDA data integrity requirements relating to Akorn’s operations. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Fresenius fires back at Akorn with counterclaims following failed merger appeare...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations MassDevice Earnings Roundup Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Akorn Fresenius Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready to launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in seven communities throughout the United States. Join MAR for the launch event in NYC or watch the broadcast live. HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer has been extended to May 10. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! National Network of Libraries of M...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Statistical models for predicting threat detection from human behavior - Kelley T, Amon MJ, Bertenthal BI.
Users must regularly distinguish between secure and insecure cyber platforms in order to preserve their privacy and safety. Mouse tracking is an accessible, high-resolution measure that can be leveraged to understand the dynamics of perception, categorizat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Estonian traffic behaviour monitoring studies 2001-2016: overview and results - Ess J, Antov D.
One of the most significant factors affecting road safety is human. Estonia has improved road safety dramatically since its re-independence in 1991, and among the other reasons, this has happened due to changes in behavior of road users. Likely, at the sam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Decriminalization of suicide in Pakistan - treatment not punishment - Majeed MH, Amir Sherazi SA, Afzal MY.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Average speed enforcement system efficiency assessment model - Jateikien ė L, Vaitkus A.
Accidents are one of the leading cause of death all over the world. Speed has been identified as a factor in road accidents, influencing both the risk of accidents and the severity of the accidents. However, speeding is one of the most frequent violations ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Are one-stop centres an appropriate model to deliver services to sexually abused children in urban Malawi? - Mulambia Y, Miller AJ, Macdonald G, Kennedy N.
BACKGROUND: The Republic of Malawi is creating a country-wide system of 28 One-Stop Centres (known as 'Chikwanekwanes' - 'everything under one roof') to provide medical, legal and psychosocial services for survivors of child maltreatment and adult intimate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Single stab injuries - Burke MP, Baber Y, Cheung Z, Fitzgerald M.
Determining the manner of death in cases involving multiple stab injuries from a knife is generally straightforward. The medico-legal investigation of a stabbing death caused by a single stab injury from a knife comprises a smaller but potentially more pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Changing the landscape of injury prevention: unlocking geospatial variables through analysis of lawn mower trauma - McLaughlin C, Slifko M, Hamill ME, Lollar DI, Stephenson K, Collier BR, Love KM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

South Africa gold producers, gold miners reach silicosis settlement
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold producers reached a class action settlement on Thursday with law firms representing thousands of miners who contracted the fatal lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis, the lawyers said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Former hospital employee sentenced to 8.5 years following embezzlement charges
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former employee of High Point Regional to 8.5 years in prison and ordered to pay $3.8 million in restitution following charges that she had embezzled from the medical center over more than a decade. The High Point Enterprise reports that U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder sentenced Kimberly Russell Hobson, 46, who formerly worked in accounting and finance at the hospital, to 102 months in prison. Federal prosecutors had accused Hobson of embezzling… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Lloyd Whittington Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Marijuana Not for Recreation - Govt
[The Herald] The use of cannabis, also known as hemp, for recreational purposes, is still illegal in Zimbabwe and the reason for legalising its production is specifically for medicinal and industrial purposes, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New soil science study shows how plants release specific metabolites that enrich productivity
(Natural News) It’s well-understood that most plants rely heavily on the condition of the soil on which they are planted, and that the microbes that are present in the soil itself affect the overall health of the plant as it grows. Now a new study performed by scientists from the Department of Energy‘s Lawrence Berkeley... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former trust chief charged with fraud
A former hospital trust chief executive will appear in court charged with fraud and conspiracy to commit false accounting. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Circle challenge derails treatment centre procurement
A legal challenge by Circle Healthcare has derailed the procurement process for the Nottingham Treatment Centre, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New CABOSUN Data Show Better PFS With Cabozantinib in mRCC
The significantly better PFS compared with sunitinib supports cabozantinib as initial therapy for patients with advanced RCC of intermediate or poor risk. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: News Renal Cell Carcinoma Source Type: news

Nigeria:Codeine - Almost Every Family in Nigeria Has an Addict, Senator Claims
[Premium Times] Up to 70 per cent of codeine cough syrup produced and imported in Nigeria end up in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents, Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women should have right to reject pregnancy
(Queensland University of Technology) In a new paper published in The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, QUT's Dr. Andrew McGee and his co-authors argue that, despite decades of debate, advocates and opponents of abortion have been unable to demonstrate conclusively that either side's view is false, or agree on when life starts. He says laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Development of Emergency Planning for People with Disabilities Though ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Litigation
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 02/2018 This 16-page legal brief reviews the recognition and development of the rights of people with disabilities in emergency planning through the courts. It reviews litigation brought against state and local governments for failing to adequately protect and accommodate people with disabilities, and discusses how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been applied to the specific setting of emergencies arising in schools. It looks at guidance and resources from the federal government to ensure that people with disabilities are fully incorporated into emergenc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Trump administration hit with lawsuits seeking to protect low-income family-planning dollars
Changes to a decades-old federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive healthcare services to millions of low-income people each year prompted several lawsuits that were filed against the Trump administration Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iowa legislators just passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the U.S.
Iowa's predominantly Republican legislature passed a bill that would prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, a significant step toward enacting one of the most restrictive laws of its kind in the United States and one that Republicans hope would pave the way for a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. The “heartbeat” bill, which would ban abortions as early as […]Related:First death reported from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce as outbreak spreadsA scientist just turned 104. His birthday wish is to die.Diseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas mo...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii set to ban sunscreens harmful to coral reefs
Hawaii lawmakers voted to become the first state to ban the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals believed to be harmful to marine life (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is InVivo & #039;s Neuro-Spinal Scaffold Back on Track After Halted Trial?
InVivo Therapeutics appears to be back on track with its Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, after pausing enrollment in its INSPIRE study last year due to three patients who had received the implant died.  The Cambridge, MA-based company presented six-month primary endpoint results from the single-arm study this week at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting. FDA also gave InVivo the green light recently for a randomized, controlled study of the device that will include 20 patients. In July, InVivo halted enrollment in the INSPIRE study following the third patient death. Although the deaths were not b...
Source: MDDI - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Implants Source Type: news

Trump medical record 'raid' raises patient privacy questions
A doctor's claim that three men took President Donald Trump's medical records without a form authorizing their release in what felt like a "raid" has raised questions about the legality of the action (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Report: PE firm CVC in talks to acquire Lumenis in deal worth up to $900m
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is considering a take over of medical laser company Lumenis in a deal that could be worth up to $900 million, according to a report from CTech. The two parties are reportedly in advanced negotiations that would put the Israel-based medical and cosmetic laser biz under new ownership. Lumenis was sold to the Hong-Kong-based XIO group in 2015 for approximately $510 million. In January, reports emerged that XIO was looking to sell the company, according to CTech, with some claiming that the company was engaged in a lawsuit with a Chinese billionaire who alleged he funded the 2015 acquis...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions CVC Capital Partners Lumenis Ltd. Source Type: news

Trump medical record 'raid' raises patient privacy questions
A doctor's claim that three men took President Donald Trump's medical records without a form authorizing their release in what felt like a "raid" has raised questions about the legality of the action (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Reimagining CCOs: Four views on how Oregon's Medicaid system should evolve
The state's system of delivering Medicaid is primed for a reboot: here's what a provider, a patient, a CCO leader and a lawmaker say should happen next (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Reimagining CCOs: Four views on how Oregon's Medicaid system should evolve
The state's system of delivering Medicaid is primed for a reboot: here's what a provider, a patient, a CCO leader and a lawmaker say should happen next (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Why Kiran Patel is backing a Tampa company developing cancer treatments
Morphogenesis Inc., a Tampa immunotherapy company, has raised $16 million in an investment round led by entrepreneur Dr. Kiran Patel and his investment firm, KP Biotech Group. Patel also was elected chairman of the board of Morphogenesis, a company that he says has technology that will be a game-changer in the treatment of cancer. Morphogenesis, co-founded by Patricia Lawman, who is CEO, and her husband, Michael Lawman, who is president, pioneered cancer treatments for animals and over the past… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Why Kiran Patel is backing a Tampa company developing cancer treatments
Morphogenesis Inc., a Tampa immunotherapy company, has raised $16 million in an investment round led by entrepreneur Dr. Kiran Patel and his investment firm, KP Biotech Group. Patel also was elected chairman of the board of Morphogenesis, a company that he says has technology that will be a game-changer in the treatment of cancer. Morphogenesis, co-founded by Patricia Lawman, who is CEO, and her husband, Michael Lawman, who is president, pioneered cancer treatments for animals and over the past… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Trump's longtime doctor faces ethical and legal questions
Claims by President Donald Trump's former physician that the President's representatives essentially forced him to surrender Trump's medical records to them raise a number of questions about whether the doctor or others violated the law or principles of ethics, legal and medical ethics experts say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking ’s Last Paper Was Just Published. Here’s What He Says About the Cosmos
(NEW YORK) — Weeks after his death, physicist Stephen Hawking has delivered his last thoughts about the nature of the cosmos, and he says it may be simpler than often believed. Well, simpler if you understand theoretical physics, anyway. It remains incomprehensible for the rest of us. A paper that outlines his view, written with Thomas Hertog of the University of Leuven in Belgium before Hawking’s death in March, has been published by the Journal of High Energy Physics. Hertog had announced the new theory last year at a conference celebrating Hawking’s 75th birthday. The University of Cambridge, where Haw...
Source: TIME: Science - May 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Malcom Ritter / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Physics Stephen Hawking Source Type: news

Lawsuits target Trump administration family planning policy
Two reproductive-health organizations have filed lawsuits in federal court seeking to block the Trump administration from shifting family planning policy to stress abstinence and limit counseling for adolescents (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump administration sued over family-planning program shift
(Reuters) - Two organizations that support birth control filed lawsuits on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from shifting a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and counsel abstinence. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lawsuits target Trump administration family planning policy
Two reproductive-health organizations have filed lawsuits in federal court seeking to block the Trump administration from shifting family planning policy to stress abstinence and limit counseling for adolescents (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Appeal Likely To Decide Future Of NYC Asbestos Court; Defendants Fed Up With Their Treatment
The fight over New York City ’s controversial asbestos court is not over, as companies worried about their treatment there are likely to appeal an order that kept alive the possibility for even bigger verdicts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Using the Violence Risk Scale-Sexual Offense version in sexual violence risk assessments: updated risk categories and recidivism estimates from a multisite sample of treated sexual offenders - Olver ME, Mundt JC, Thornton D, Beggs Christofferson SM, Kingston DA, Sowden JN, Nicholaichuk TP, Gordon A, Wong SCP.
The present study sought to develop updated risk categories and recidivism estimates for the Violence Risk Scale-Sexual Offense version (VRS-SO; Wong, Olver, Nicholaichuk,& Gordon, 2003-2017), a sexual offender risk assessment and treatment planning tool.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Traffic risk perception and behavioral intentions of paratransit users in Phnom Penh - Phun VK, Kato H, Yai T.
Paratransit in Asian developing cities operates under high risk of traffic accidents because of dangerous driving behavior and use of old, poorly maintained, overloaded, and non-standardized vehicles. We explore the effects of traffic risk perception on sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The relationship between drivers' illusion of superiority, aggressive driving, and self-reported risky driving behaviors - M ăirean C, Havarneanu CE.
This study evaluated the relationships between the better-than-average effect, aggressive driving, and risky driving behavior. We also investigated the moderating role of aggressive driving in the relationship between the better-than-average effect and ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Study of drivers' salient beliefs and intention to comply with speed limits on urban roads - Jacques MAP, Velloso MS, Torres CV.
Many drivers select their driving speed based mainly on their perceptions of conditions that make them feel safe but which do not always correspond to reality. Consequently, it is of fundamental importance to identify the most commonly held beliefs and the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news