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Category Archives: Health

‘Obamacare’ survives; GOP concedes on last-gasp repeal try

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” lives on. Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline. The repeal-and-replace bill’s authors promised to try again at a later date, while President Donald Trump railed against “certain so-called Republicans” who opposed…

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FDA Commissioner to Crack Down on Dangerous Stem Cell Clinics

SILVER SPRING, Md (FNN NEWS) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new steps to increase oversight of clinics and companies offering stem cell therapies in an effort to crack down on “bad actors”. Recently, the FDA has taken steps in Florida and California to address several “especially troubling” stem cell products being…

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CDC invests more than $200 million to help states respond to infectious disease threats

ATLANTA, Aug. 4, 2017 (FNN NEWS) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded more than $200 million through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement to help states, cities, counties, and territories prevent, detect, respond to, and control the growing threats posed by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. State programs are the foundation…

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OPINION: The Never-Ending Race: Racial Issues Surrounding Health Care

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Racism plays a large part in the prevalent health disparities that exist today. In general, black and Latino populations suffer high mortality rates. This problem is a systematic issue that must be addressed through self-reflection and awareness of the racial and socioeconomic (SE) issues that surround us. We must constantly challenge…

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Walgreens, Pfizer & AstraZeneca Executives Join Board of Directors for National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) — Today, the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) announced the addition of three new healthcare veterans to its governing board of directors, welcoming senior executives from Walgreens, Pfizer Inc. and AstraZeneca. In addition to their new responsibilities representing the interests of over 1,500 corporate and individual NASP members nationwide, Ed Kaleta serves as Walgreens Vice President of Federal Government Relations and U.S.…

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CVS Health To Present At The UBS Global Healthcare Conference

WOONSOCKET, R.I., (FNN NEWS) — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, the company’s president and chief executive officer, will be speaking to investors at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference on May 24, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the event will be broadcast simultaneously on the Investor Relations portion…

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Amgen Launches Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) Onpro® Narratives

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (FNN NEWS) – Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the launch of Neulasta®(pegfilgrastim) Onpro® NARRATIVES, an online media resource about the value of a cancer care team that provides comprehensive support for patients receiving strong chemotherapy. Intended to support conversations between cancer patients undergoing strong chemotherapy and their healthcare team about potential risk for infection…

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POLITICS & POWER

State Senator Linda Stewart and State Representative Bruce Antone Propose…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) and State Representative Bruce Antone (D-Orlando) held…

Central Florida Lawmakers To Unveil Child Safety Alarm Act

ORLANDO, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) - Central Florida state lawmakers will hold a news conference to…

Soil & Water Board Chairman Eric Rollings Files to Run…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor and Board Chairman…

U.S. NEWS

Trump’s Jibe Deepens Feud with Tillerson; He was Joking?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests,” delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat. The White House insisted the president was only joking. Trump issued the challenge in an interview with…

AT&T Deploying Mobile Cell Sites to Help Those Impacted by…

SAN FRANCISCO, (FNN NEWS) / By AT&T / -- To help customers and emergency responders stay connected, our Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team is deploying numerous mobile cell sites, or Cells on Light Trucks (COLTs) and equipment to areas impacted by ongoing wildfires. AT&T Sat COLT in Napa, CA We have deployed Sat COLTs to Santa…

International Pop Icon P!NK Announces Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) / By Live Nation Entertainment / -- Known for her incredible and entertaining live show, international pop icon P!NK announces her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 today. The 40-date North American arena tour produced by Live Nation will start in Phoenix, AZ on March 1st and culminate in Los Angeles, CA at The Forum on June 2nd. American Express®…

ORLANDO / CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS

State Senator Linda Stewart and State Representative Bruce Antone Propose…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) and State Representative Bruce Antone (D-Orlando) held a press conference Monday to unveil the "Child Safety Alarm Act"  (SB 486). Senate Bill 486 is also co-sponsored by State Senators Randolph Bracy (D-Orlando) and Victor Torres, Jr., (D-Orlando) who also spoke about the proposed legislation at the press conference. The Child Safety Alarm Act requires vehicles used…

Central Florida Lawmakers To Unveil Child Safety Alarm Act

ORLANDO, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) - Central Florida state lawmakers will hold a news conference to announce two bills filed this week following the tragic death of an Orlando three-year-old child. Last summer Myles Hill was left unattended in a hot daycare van, only to be discovered dead 12 hours later. The news conference will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017…

Soil & Water Board Chairman Eric Rollings Files to Run…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor and Board Chairman Eric Rollings (D) filed paperwork on Friday to run for the Orange County Commissioner, District 3 seat in 2020.  Rollings is the first candidate to officially file to run for public office in 2020 with Orange County Supervisor of Election's office. Pete Clarke (R) is the current District 3…

MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS

Hip Hop Legend Queen Latifah to Receive Icon Award at…

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Actor, singer, producer and hip hop legend Queen Latifah will receive the Icon Award at the 4th Annual Revolt Music Conference in October. “Queen Latifah is a rare talent and one of the most successful artists of all time, flourishing as a rap artist, movie star, talk show host and more,”…

Unparalleled Lineup Of Industry Power Players Revealed For 2017 REVOLT…

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) // Source: REVOLT TV // -- REVOLT, the multi-platform network from Sean Combs, will once again return to Miami Beach for the fourth annual REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) on October 12-15, 2017 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort. The first round of featured keynote speakers, Q&A participants, and panelists has been revealed for the four-day, action-packed experience. Veteran record executive, CEO and Co-Founder…

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