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02/20/2019 - CNN by: Wayne Drash
WASHINGTON, DC - An "alarming" number of US patients received a highly potent form of opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and that they never should have been prescribed, according to a new study.

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02/20/2019 - The Hill by: Nathaniel Weixel
WASHINGTON, DC - Lawmakers are zeroing in on the skyrocketing cost of insulin and putting pressure on manufacturers as they work to address high drug prices.

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02/20/2019 - CNN by: Barbara Feder Ostrov
WASHINGTON, DC - In a growing number of states, patients who get opioids for serious pain may leave their doctors' offices with a second prescription -- for naloxone, a drug that can save their lives if they overdose on the powerful painkillers.

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02/20/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Harris Meyer
WASHINGTON, DC - Medicaid expansion and funding face serious political challenges in several Western and Great Plains states, following expansion ballot initiatives and legislative and gubernatorial elections in those states.

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02/20/2019 - Charleston Gazette-Mail by: Lori Kersey
CHARLESTON ,WV - The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would expand Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage for pregnant women.

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02/19/2019 - WVNews
CHARLESTON ,WV - Gov. Jim Justice on Monday appointed James A. Dodrill to serve as West Virginia Insurance Commissioner.

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02/19/2019 - The Dominion Post by: David Beard
CHARLESTON ,WV - By a single vote, the state Senate approved the bill to create an intermediate appeals court bill, SB 266, and sent it to the House.

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