Will China retaliate against POTUS Trump’s tariffs with ban on rare earth materials? “Green energy” production could be sharply impacted
(Natural News) Without question, U.S. industrial and technology production under POTUS Donald Trump’s administration has grown by leaps and bounds, thanks to his business-friendly policies of cutting regulatory red tape and corporate taxes. However, the president’s strategy of putting financial pressure on China in order to produce a better trade arrangement through the steady imposition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia ’ s Soda Tax
A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city ’ s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn public opinion against it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Soft Drinks Sales and Excise Taxes Elections, Mayors Diet and Nutrition Obesity Primaries and Caucuses Philadelphia (Pa) Jim Kenney American Beverage Association your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Blog: These victories show that this is a union on the march
Recent days have brought two significant victories for UNISON members. Two long fights – vitally important for the future of public services – have been won by our union. Birmingham Care Workers have seen plans that put their jobs and wages at risk axed. And the government have announced that probation services are being brought back in house. Fighting attacks on low-paid workers and ending the scourge of privatisation are core to our union’s aims and values. That’s why these victories – like recent successes from Sodexo to Sandwell – make me so proud of our union, our members and what w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: General secretary's blog Birmingham care workers let's fix probation Source Type: news

Brackenridge hospital to be demolished; What's next?
The clock is ticking for  University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin's longtime downtown hospital. Central Health announced that demolition of the nine-story building will begin this summer, starting with the old hospital's tower. Central Health, which is funded by Travis County taxpayers, owns the property around th e tower and plans to redevelop it in order to generate money to fund health care for low-income Travis County residents.  Former patients, nurses, and doctors shared their memories… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: KXAN News Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers find common ground on 'beagle bill'
Salem may be bogged down in a partisan battle over taxes, but lawmakers all seem to be pro-beagle. The House Committee on the Judiciary passed a bill on Wednesday to require research laboratories to offer dogs and cats for adoption when they are done being used as research subjects, rather than euthanizing them. Senate Bill 638 already passed the Senate on a unanimous vote and now heads to t he House floor. The idea originated with a fifth grade class project last year at Elmonica Elementary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers find common ground on 'beagle bill'
Salem may be bogged down in a partisan battle over taxes, but lawmakers all seem to be pro-beagle. The House Committee on the Judiciary passed a bill on Wednesday to require research laboratories to offer dogs and cats for adoption when they are done being used as research subjects, rather than euthanizing them. Senate Bill 638 already passed the Senate on a unanimous vote and now heads to t he House floor. The idea originated with a fifth grade class project last year at Elmonica Elementary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Employer tax for Medicaid is dead as tobacco bill stalls
Gov. Kate Brown is not moving forward with a proposed tax on employers that don't adequately cover employees' health care. House Bill 2269, called the Employer Health Care Responsibility Act, was projected to raise $120 million, though that projection later rose to $500 million. It would have taxed businesses with employees on Medicaid and required large employers to meet a minimum spending floor for employee health c are. The concept appeared straightforward but was actually quite complex, given… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Employer tax for Medicaid is dead as tobacco bill stalls
Gov. Kate Brown is not moving forward with a proposed tax on employers that don't adequately cover employees' health care. House Bill 2269, called the Employer Health Care Responsibility Act, was projected to raise $120 million, though that projection later rose to $500 million. It would have taxed businesses with employees on Medicaid and required large employers to meet a minimum spending floor for employee health c are. The concept appeared straightforward but was actually quite complex, given… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Philadelphia's Soda Tax Tied to Big Drop in Sales
The obesity epidemic is a big reason soda taxes are catching on. Seven cities have them now, and Connecticut and Colorado are considering a statewide tax. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philly soda tax study sees sales dip, health impact unclear
A Philadelphia study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales but whether they influence health remains an open question. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Soda Taxes Are a ‘No-Brainer’ for Public Health, Says the Author of a New Study on Them
A new JAMA study suggests taxing sugary drinks really can make people buy fewer of them, potentially translating to better public health. Taxes on soda and other junk foods are frequently proposed as a way to coax Americans into eating more healthfully, and in turn cut rates of diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. While Americans are drinking less soda than they used to, it’s still a major source of sweeteners and empty calories for many people, contributing to an estimated 25,000 premature deaths a year. But lawmakers and health experts have debated whether taxes ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized diet embargoed study Food Nutrition public health soda tax Source Type: news

Philadelphia's Soda Tax Tied to Big Drop in Sales
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- Soda taxes appear to be an effective weapon in the war on obesity and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. In January 2017, Philadelphia began taxing sugary and artificially sweetened drinks, and in that year their sales... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce expected refiling date of Premerger Notification and Report Forms under the HSR Act and extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche and Spark intend to refile on or about 23 May 2019 their respective Premerger Notification and Report Forms under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (the “HSR Act”) in connection with Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tende r offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subje...
Source: Roche Media News - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce expected refiling date of Premerger Notification and Report Forms under the HSR Act and extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche and Spark intend to refile on or about 23 May 2019 their respective Premerger Notification and Report Forms under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (the “HSR Act”) in connection with Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tende r offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subje...
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Tax Will Help Washington Residents Pay for Long-Term Care
Starting in 2025, eligible state residents in Washington State will get $100 per day for 365 days of long-term care costs. A payroll tax will pay for it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RON LIEBER Tags: Taxation Nursing Homes Long-Term Care Insurance Elderly Medicaid Source Type: news

Maryland gov signs 1st-in-nation measure to help uninsured
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a first-in-the-nation measure to help people without health insurance find out if they qualify for free or low-cost insurance after they file their taxes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Millions of taxpayers' money is being funneled into Liverpool's empty Royal Hospital
A Freedom of Information request reveals more than £3million went into the day-to-day maintenance of the unused Royal Liverpool Hospital between July and December last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raise taxes on firms that harm nature, OECD tells G7 countries
Report calls for change of priorities and culture to avert catastrophic biodiversity lossGovernments need to ramp up investment in nature restoration and raise the tax burden on companies that degrade wildlife, according to recommendations made to the G7 group of rich nations.The proposals are part of a growing debate on how to radically change humanity ’s relationship with nature in the wake of a new UN mega-report that showed analarming decline in the Earth ’s life-support systems.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: Biodiversity Conservation OECD G7 Business Environment Global economy Economics Science World news Wildlife Source Type: news

Texas lawmaker proposes banning junk food purchases on food stamps... why should taxpayers bankroll the toxic food giants?
(Natural News) The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Plan (SNAP) currently offers low income families a cornucopia of junk foods, including candy, cookies, desserts, caffeinated beverages, soda pop, potato chips, and other processed foods that are stripped of their nutrients. This taxpayer-funded program is imprisoning low income families by making them sick, tired, weak, depressed, and susceptible... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget office: $177B in added costs from Trump drug plan
Budget office: Trump administration plan to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries will cost taxpayers another $177 billion over 10 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Corporations saving billions from Trump tax reform
Roughly 1,300 publicly traded companies — including San Antonio's — paid about $25.7 billion, or 10%, less last year in income taxes versus the prior reporting period. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

The IRS actually works for Satan: Tax-exempt status granted to Satanic orgs, but denied to Christian groups
(Natural News) Okay, so it’s not uncommon for our government to come down on the wrong side of liberty and freedom, but things are getting out of hand. Rarely one to ‘do the right thing’ by taxpayers and citizens, the Internal Revenue Service is looking to earn a new moniker: The Inferno Revenue Service after... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After NIH, NSF Asked about Foreign Influence on Research
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has asked the National Science Foundation (NSF) about the processes in place at the agency to detect and deter foreign threats to federally-funded research. In the letter to NSF Director France Córdova dated April 15, 2019, Senator Grassley asks about the background check process used to vet recipients of NSF grants, the rules and procedures in place to prevent any theft of research data and findings, the resources and dollars used to identify and investigate such violations, and the enforcement mechanisms to protect intellectual property generated by taxpayer-funded research. He als...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 29, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Invitation to Roche Analyst Event at ASCO 2019 - Monday, 3 June 2019
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has withdrawn its Premerger Notification and Report Form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (the “HSR Act”) in connection with Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares o f common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in th...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

House hunting is a struggle for mixed-race families
(Brigham Young University) Couples with a black partner were significantly more likely to move to a neighborhood that was racially diverse but less affluent. And because schools are generally funded through local property taxes, that means their children get fewer resources for their education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce withdrawal and refiling of Premerger Notification and Report Form under the HSR Act and extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has withdrawn its Premerger Notification and Report Form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (the “HSR Act”) in connection with Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares o f common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in th...
Source: Roche Media News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce withdrawal and refiling of Premerger Notification and Report Form under the HSR Act and extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has withdrawn its Premerger Notification and Report Form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (the “HSR Act”) in connection with Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares o f common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in th...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. judge blocks new Trump abortion rule for health clinics
A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday blocked a Trump administration rule that would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers, according to the state attorney general. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dartmouth Study Links State Tax Spending to Middle-Aged Mortality Rates
There is a strong association between the amount that U.S. states spend on their residents through statewide taxation and state government expenditures and middle-aged mortality rates, according to a new Dartmouth study in the journal PLOS One. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research longevity mortality public health Todd MacKenzie Source Type: news

NHS productivity grows more than twice as fast as wider economy
A new study by health experts has shown that the productivity of the NHS has improved almost two and a half times as fast than the wider economy over the last 12 years, meaning more care and treatments for patients and better value for taxpayers. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, February 12, 2019
Discussion Mary Hennings will probably present at next full board meeting. She hopes to finalize her report by March for approval in board meeting in March. Sue asked what elements of Mary’s report requires approval. Sarah responded that if it’s a strategic plan, then it needs board approval. Treasurer; Nomination of Debra Cobb     Danny and John We have a single candidate (Debra Cobb) to replace John Grohol as Treasurer. John explained that Debra does not want to be on the board, just to serve as Treasurer. John noted that there’s nothing in the bylaws that requires that the Treasurer be a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Board Nominations Board Of Directors Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, February 12, 2019
Discussion Mary Hennings will probably present at next full board meeting. She hopes to finalize her report by March for approval in board meeting in March. Sue asked what elements of Mary’s report requires approval. Sarah responded that if it’s a strategic plan, then it needs board approval. Treasurer; Nomination of Debra Cobb     Danny and John We have a single candidate (Debra Cobb) to replace John Grohol as Treasurer. John explained that Debra does not want to be on the board, just to serve as Treasurer. John noted that there’s nothing in the bylaws that requires that the Treasurer be a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Board Nominations Board Of Directors Source Type: news

California to tax drinking water in latest insane tax-the-poor desperate effort to slow the financial hemorrhaging of the left-wing bureaucracy
(Natural News) Up to 60 percent of the human body is made of water. Water is life. If California Democrats get their way, drinking water will be taxed. That’s right, not even hydrogen and oxygen atoms are safe from liberal tax proposals. California’s new tax on drinking water is the latest absurdity in a string... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CEO of Tampa's HCI Group in line for $1.9M performance-based bonus
The CEO of one of Tampa Bay ’s largest public companies will receive at least a $1.9 million bonus based on performance measures by the end of this year. The compensation committee for Tampa’s HCI Group Inc. (NYSE: HCI) has established a cash bonus plan for CEO Paresh Patel based on the company’s earnings before intere st and provisions for income taxes. His performance will also be measured on return on equity and the proportion that net income bears to average shareholders’ equity, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Crystal Owens Source Type: news

EPA Removes Part of Libby Asbestos Cleanup from Superfund List
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deleted a 45-acre portion of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site from the National Priorities List. The EPA and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality have agreed that institutional controls to prevent any future exposure to asbestos in the area were satisfied. It’s a step closer to finishing the decontamination of the longest-running, man-made environmental disaster in American history. The sprawling Superfund site, which was placed on the National Priorities List in 2002, was originally divided into eight operable units. The units were based upon the extent of co...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 16, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Opioid abuse-related job losses have cost U.S. federal and state governments tens of billions of dollars in lost tax revenue, a new study claims. Penn State researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Survey on Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes
Title: Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost TaxesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

The companies that paid the most — and least — to the IRS last year
If anyone suspected President Donald Trump's tax reform plan would be a boon for businesses, the results are in: Many of the nation's biggest companies are paying less in income taxes, and hundreds are paying nothing at all. A Business Journals analysis of income-tax expenses for roughly 1,300 publicly traded companies found the group paid about $25.7 billion, or 10 percent, less last year in income taxes versus the prior reporting period. This despite the same group reporting a 12 percent surge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

The companies that paid the most — and least — to the IRS last year
If anyone suspected President Donald Trump's tax reform plan would be a boon for businesses, the results are in: Many of the nation's biggest companies are paying less in income taxes, and hundreds are paying nothing at all. A Business Journals analysis of income-tax expenses for roughly 1,300 publicly traded companies found the group paid about $25.7 billion, or 10 percent, less last year in income taxes versus the prior reporting period. This despite the same group reporting a 12 percent surge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

Time is money, especially when it comes to giving
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Would you be more likely to donate to charity if you could report the gift sooner on your taxes? According to a new article published in the National Tax Journal, the answer is yes.Researchers from UBC Okanagan, University of Melbourne and the University of Guelph found that changing the deadline for donations closer to tax time increased donations by nine per cent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cutting smoking could save Medicaid $2.6B during a year, study says
Researchers, in a new study, are looking to save taxpayer money by lowering health risks linked to smoking. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon to exit collapsing liberal "sanctuary city" Seattle as drug addiction, homelessness and high business taxes make the Leftist stronghold increasingly uninhabitable
(Natural News) Seeing the clear writing on the wall, corporate monolith Amazon has decided to pack its bags and head for greener pastures, with recently leaked plans to completely flee its longtime hometown of Seattle by the year 2023. According to reports, the Seattle City Council’s recent attempt to impose a city-wide “head tax,” which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed — A Roadmap to Defeat Tobacco Tax & Keep Indonesians Addicted
By Ulysses DorotheoBANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 11 2019 (IPS) The image of a smoking toddler from Indonesia horrified the world but did little to motivate local policy makers to enact measures to protect children and youth from the harms of tobacco use. Indonesia has one of the world’s highest smoking rates where two out of three men and about 40 percent of adolescent boys smoke. Cigarette prices in Indonesia are among the cheapest in the region, where a pack of Marlboros is sold for as little as US$ 1.70, while local brands or loose sticks are dirt cheap ($ 0.05 per stick), easily affordable to the nation’s 65 mill...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ulysses Dorotheo Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers take public comments on a $2 cigarette tax hike to fund Medicaid
Gov. Kate Brown today urged state lawmakers to increase the tobacco tax in Oregon to generate $346 million for the Medicaid program and combat a public health problem. House Bill 2270, which would raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, is part of a six-year revenue package for the Oregon Health Plan and one of five bills related to taxes on tobacco products and e-cigarettes pending before the House Committee on Revenue. The committee held the first of a two-par t hearing on the bills Wednesday,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers take public comments on a $2 cigarette tax hike to fund Medicaid
Gov. Kate Brown today urged state lawmakers to increase the tobacco tax in Oregon to generate $346 million for the Medicaid program and combat a public health problem. House Bill 2270, which would raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, is part of a six-year revenue package for the Oregon Health Plan and one of five bills related to taxes on tobacco products and e-cigarettes pending before the House Committee on Revenue. The committee held the first of a two-par t hearing on the bills Wednesday,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

‘The City I Love Is Making People Sick.’ London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Making Polluters Pay
Two years before he became mayor of London in 2016, Sadiq Khan ran the capital’s famous marathon. He’d been healthy his whole life, but while training for the race, he found he had trouble breathing. He went to the doctor, who diagnosed him with adult onset asthma. It was bad news in a city like London, he says, where air pollution has been known to trigger or worsen the disease, sending four people to hospital everyday. Though you might not think of toxic air while walking down London’s tree-lined streets on a clear spring day, the capital has breached the legal annual air pollution limit every year sinc...
Source: TIME: Science - April 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

UNISON to match HOPE not hate donations
UNISON has pledged to match donations made to a HOPE not hate appeal to help tell the story of Robbie Mullen. Mr Mullen helped foil a fascist murder plot when he contacted the charity to let them know that Jack Renshaw was planning to kill MP Rosie Cooper and a policewoman as a political statement. Mr Renshaw – who has now also been revealed as a convicted paedophile – has admitted preparing a terrorist plot and will be sentenced next month. To help HOPE not hate hit its fundraising goal, UNISON is going to double the first £10,000 worth of donations made before Monday lunchtime. “When I read a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News anti-fascism anti-racism hope not hate Source Type: news

Ex-nursing home owner sentenced to 18 months in jail
An Amherst man that owned two area nursing homes who admitted to bank theft and failing to pay taxes was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Marc Irwin Korn, the former owner of Senior Associates LLC of Amherst, pleaded guilty to the federal charges in November 2018 on crimes that date back to 2011. He previously operated the Fairchild Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Lewiston and the Batavia Nursing Home and Rehabilitat ion Center. The sentence was issued by U.S. District Judge William… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patrick Connelly Source Type: news

These Minnesota companies paid the most — and least — to the IRS last year
A Business Journals analysis of income tax expenses for Minnesota's publicly traded companies found the group paid about $2.3 billion less in income taxes than in the prior year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patrick Rehkamp Source Type: news

Fatal traumatic brain injuries during 13 years of successive alcohol tax increases in Finland - a nationwide population-based registry study - Posti JP, Sankinen M, Sipil ä JOT, Ruuskanen JO, Rinne J, Rautava P, Kytö V.
We sought to investigate how increases in alcohol taxation and changes in alcohol consumption were associated with the incidence rate of fatal traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Finland during the years 2004-2016. Nationwide, mandatory cause of death databa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news