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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana/Hemp, QUOTES  /  No Comments

Laura Knaperek / Facebook

“People who have a terminally ill disease have to live in the moment, they have to live in the day, they also have to know there’s something to live for and there’s something to help them to achieve that.” ~ Laura Knaperek, cancer patient and former Arizona legislator, in support of Prop. 303, which would [...]

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Former legislator with cancer supports ‘right to try’ proposition

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana/Hemp  /  No Comments

Laura Knaperek

By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times It’s been 28 days since her last infusion of powerful chemicals to fight her cancer and Laura Knaperek settles in for another one. The former lawmaker is cheerful, sitting upright in a recliner as a machine clicking like a metronome pumps a mixture of substances through dangling tubes [...]

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Brewer backs ‘right to try’ unapproved drugs for terminal patients

By   /  September 27, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana/Hemp  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Service/East Valley Tribune Gov. Jan Brewer says terminally ill patients should have the right to use drugs which have not yet been approved — and may never be approved — by federal agencies. She’s even softening her position on the use of marijuana by people with specific medical problems. [...]

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In non-swap deal, ASU to buy 24 acres for bioscience research campus

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Dealmaker, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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Arizona State University is planning to purchase 24 acres near the Mayo Clinic Hospital in north Phoenix to build a health education and bioscience research campus. It is working with the Arizona State Land Department to conduct what is called a “beneficiary redesignation.” Calling it a land swap is not accurate, even though ASU will [...]

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[IN-DEPTH] Nearly blind physician deals with being blindsided politically

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana/Hemp  /  No Comments

Sisley appearing on CNN

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Sue Sisley, M.D., is nearly blind. She can’t see out of her left eye and has minimal vision in her right, resulting from amblyopia, a condition she’s had since birth. Her remaining eyesight “doesn’t seem to be deteriorating further,” she says. But in recent months, Sisley’s been trying [...]

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Supreme Court taking up Medicaid challenge

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Courts, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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The Arizona Supreme Court announced this morning that it will consider the appeal in Biggs v. Brewer, the challenge brought against the 2013 AHCCCS expansion by GOP lawmakers who opposed the legislation. Yellow Sheet Report says the trial court ruled the legislators do not have standing to sue, but the appellate court reversed that, and [...]

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Kitchell finishes 96-bed patient tower at Chandler Regional Hospital

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Chandler Regional Hospital

ABEX Kitchell recently completed a 171,000-square-foot expansion at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center, adding 96 beds and bringing the hospital’s bed count to 339, while adding and expanding comprehensive services. The $125-million project began in December 2011, will add more than 200 new employees. The five-story addition includes 96 inpatient beds; an expanded emergency [...]

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Marana gains Ventana Medical distribution center

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Tangerine Commerce Park is Northwest Tucson’s next major commercial interchange. Cottonwood owns approximately 100 acres that front on the four lane fully improved Tangerine Farms Road.

By Gabriela Rico | Arizona Daily Star Construction of a 60,000-square-foot logistics and distribution center for Ventana Medical Systems is scheduled to begin by year’s end in Marana. The center will be in Tangerine Commerce Park on Tangerine Road near Interstate 10. Ventana will be the first tenant within the 100-acre business park and will [...]

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Rules for sober homes sought in Scottsdale

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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After discovering a sober-living home operating in her Scottsdale community, one concerned neighbor decided to circulate a petition asking the city council to seek regulation of such facilities in neighborhoods. Angela Ashley, a resident of the Buenavante subdivision near Hayden and Cactus roads, said she collected 299 signatures through her online petition and hard copies. [...]

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Opiod deaths down 25% in medical marijuana states

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Health Care, Marijuana/Hemp  /  No Comments

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  By Douglas Main | Newsweek America has a major problem with prescription pain medications such as Vicodin and OxyContin. Overdose deaths from these pharmaceutical opioids have approximately tripled since 1991, and every day 46 people die of such overdoses in the United States. However, in the 13 states that passed laws allowing for the [...]

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