Sugary Sodas Still Popular, But Warnings, Taxes Can Curb Uptake
SUNDAY, June 9, 2019 -- Eight of every 10 American households buys sodas and other sugary drinks each week, adding up to 2,000 calories per household per week, new research shows. To put that in perspective, 2,000 calories is equal to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Policies encouraging healthy eating could greatly cut cancer-related costs
(American Society for Nutrition) The foods we eat can play an important role in preventing cancer. New modeling research presented at Nutrition 2019 shows that policies using taxes or warning labels to encourage healthier eating could reduce the number of people who develop cancer, which would bring significant savings in medical costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Featured Review: Different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks
New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinksConsumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have called upon governments, the food and drink industry, educational institutions, places of work and civil society to support healthier beverage choices. Thisnew Cochrane Review summarizes evidence from research studies testing different ways of reducing consumption of sugary drinks at a population lev...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt paid 'kickbacks' to keep drug price high, and stuck taxpayers with bill, DOJ lawsuit says
The pharmaceutical company responsible for one of the largest drug price increases in US history "knowingly paid illegal kickbacks" as part of an elaborate scheme to make millions and stick the American taxpayer with the bill, the US Department of Justice said Wednesday in a lawsuit filed against Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Must do More to Speed up Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies
By Niklas HagelbergNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 5 2019 (IPS) Fossil fuels—oil, gas, coal and their derivatives—pollute the atmosphere and emit the greenhouse gases that are ramping up global heating to dangerous levels. But did you know that governments around the world are subsidizing this pollution? Historically, governments around the world have used fossil fuel subsidies for a variety of reasons, including to promote energy independence, encourage industry and cushion the poorest in society. But they never took sufficient account of what economists call “externalities” such as air pollution and the res...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Niklas Hagelberg Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Shootings Strain Macon, GA EMS
MACON, Ga. (13WMAZ) - Sheriff David Davis called Saturday's collection of shootings 'disaster and mayhem.' A block party turned deadly, left at least six people with gunshot wounds and one man dead. The victim that died, 22-year old Deroderick Ridley, was one of two victims taken to the hospital by something other than an ambulance. "You can't ever figure that this is going to happen. It happens once, in a great period of time, when all of the EMS resources are taxed," Davis said. Macon is divided into two 911 zones to determine which emergency medical agency responds: Navicent Health or Community Ambulance. Satu...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Shootings Strain Macon, GA EMS
MACON, Ga. (13WMAZ) - Sheriff David Davis called Saturday's collection of shootings 'disaster and mayhem.' A block party turned deadly, left at least six people with gunshot wounds and one man dead. The victim that died, 22-year old Deroderick Ridley, was one of two victims taken to the hospital by something other than an ambulance. "You can't ever figure that this is going to happen. It happens once, in a great period of time, when all of the EMS resources are taxed," Davis said. Macon is divided into two 911 zones to determine which emergency medical agency responds: Navicent Health or Community Ambulance. Satu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Shootings Strain Macon, GA EMS
MACON, Ga. (13WMAZ) - Sheriff David Davis called Saturday's collection of shootings 'disaster and mayhem.' A block party turned deadly, left at least six people with gunshot wounds and one man dead. The victim that died, 22-year old Deroderick Ridley, was one of two victims taken to the hospital by something other than an ambulance. "You can't ever figure that this is going to happen. It happens once, in a great period of time, when all of the EMS resources are taxed," Davis said. Macon is divided into two 911 zones to determine which emergency medical agency responds: Navicent Health or Community Ambulance. Satu...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Comparing alcohol taxation throughout the European Union - Angus C, Holmes J, Meier PS.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The World Health Organization recommends increasing alcohol taxes as a 'best-buy' approach to reducing alcohol consumption and improving population health. Alcohol may be taxed based on sales value, product volume or alcohol content; h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New Mexico passes stealth "Green New Deal" law that will implode its economy, just as the state is being overrun with lawless illegals
(Natural News) At what point does it become appropriate to question the sanity of Left-wing Democrats when it comes to their implementation of public policy? Because if New Mexico’s ruling Dems are any indication, that time is long overdue. Even as state taxpayers become burdened with hordes of illegal aliens who have been allowed to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research suggests sugar taxes and labeling are effective
(University of Waterloo) Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.The study, which included more than 3,500 people aged 13 and over on their purchasing behavior last spring, also found that taxes could have the greatest impact if 100% fruit juice was included in reduction efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most of the U.S. taxes tampons, but not these unnecessary products
Here are some of the most egregious examples of products states exempt from sales tax, while neglecting to do the same for menstrual hygiene products (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood donating $38 MILLION to 2020 Democrat candidates
(Natural News) Seems there are millions of dollars just laying around, folks, made “available” for Planned Parenthood to give away to anyone who supports executing live birth babies on the day they’re born. That’s strange. How did that come to be? Even Republicans, via paid taxes, are involuntarily funding population control by the extreme Left.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 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 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Philadelphia (Pa) Soft Drinks Sales and Excise Taxes Elections, Mayors Elections, City Councils Diet and Nutrition Obesity Primaries and Caucuses Kenney, James F (1958- ) American Beverage Assn your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

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