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08/16/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Alex Kacik
WASHINGTON, DC - A new federal rule will go into effect next week prohibiting healthcare organizations from flushing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals into the sewer system, which will cause some providers, distributors and pharmacies to change their protocol and processes.

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08/16/2019 - The Associated Press
TRENTON, NJ - U.S. regulators Wednesday approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries.

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08/16/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Shelby Livingston
WASHINGTON, DC - About 700,000 fewer people were enrolled in health insurance coverage in 2017 compared with the year before, marking the first year that the uninsured rate has increased since the major Affordable Care Act reforms took effect, according to a study published Thursday.

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08/16/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Alex Kacik
WASHINGTON, DC - SSM Health and Paladina Health have created a joint venture to launch a direct-to-employer primary-care service to St. Louis businesses, the organizations announced Thursday.

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08/16/2019 - WVNews by: JoAnn Snoderly
CLARKSBURG, WV - Members of the Harrison County Board of Health brought up concerns about the legality of some components of a proposed ordinance by Clarksburg City Council targeting the county’s syringe exchange program and its compliance with ethical requirements of medical providers.

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08/16/2019 - Times West Virginian by: Eric Hrin
FAIRMONT, WV - Fairmont Regional Medical Center is keeping its doors open, according to a statement from the hospital Wednesday.

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08/15/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Susannah Luthi
WASHINGTON, DC - Lawmakers are hoping Congress can pass a proposed overhaul of addiction-related privacy laws now that the American Medical Association is no longer opposed.

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