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With moderate drinking under fire, alcohol companies go on offensive

Posted by   /  August 23, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

New government health policies are pressuring the alcohol industry in some of its biggest markets, including the U.S., the U.K. and Russia. :PHOTO- VASILY MAXIMOV:AGENCE

Public-health officials who long said light drinking was good for the heart are now warning of cancer risks, causing ripples through the alcohol industry By Justin Scheck and Tripp Mickle | The Wall Street Journal At a brewers’ conference this spring, an alcohol lobbyist fired a warning shot in what has become a multimillion-dollar global […]

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Tempe selects developers for massive bio, tech campus

Posted by   /  August 23, 2016  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By AZRE The City of Tempe moved forward with seeking the development of the city’s first biomedical and technology campus on 18 acres of Tempe land west of the Tempe Center for the Arts. The city council selected a partnership of three businesses to negotiate with the city on a development agreement. The selected development […]

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Health officials believe ACA coverage will stabilize in Pinal

Posted by   /  August 19, 2016  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Phil Galewitz | Kaiser Health News Some of the Affordable Care Act’s rural insurance marketplaces, such as Pinal County, are in turmoil as the fourth open enrollment season approaches this fall. But some health care advocates feel the gap in coverage will close with time. “There are some headwinds, but it’s not a question […]

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Kirkpatrick asks Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona to ‘take action and participate in solution’ for Pinal County

Posted by   /  August 18, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

NEWS RELEASE (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) FLAGSTAFF – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick gave the following statement today about her next steps in response to insurance giant Aetna’s announcement that it will no longer participate in Arizona’s health insurance marketplace: “In light of Aetna’s disappointing decision this week, […]

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Cannabis researchers, pharma say recreational marijuana will not impact their work

Posted by   /  July 29, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona voters will decide Nov. 8 if they want to legalize recreational marijuana — that’s if Arizona business leaders aren’t successful in blocking the vote through the courts. In 2010, Arizona voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, making it legal to buy the Schedule 1 drug for […]

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Initiative to cap hospital executive pay files 281,000 signatures

Posted by   /  July 27, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona voters will likely get to decide if top hospital executives should get a pay cut after a health care workers union filed signatures for a ballot measure today. The Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West submitted 281,000 signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office on […]

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Arizona insurer exits roil Affordable Care Act marketplace

Posted by   /  July 22, 2016  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By  Ken Alltucker, The Republic | azcentral.com The departure of Health Choice Insurance Co. from Arizona’s Affordable Care Act marketplace next year will leave consumers in several counties with one less option. Another Arizona health insurance company has told state health-insurance regulators that it will exit the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, leaving consumers […]

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Hospital executive pay cap of $450K sought

Posted by   /  July 10, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Arizona voters will be asked to cap what hospital executives can be paid because of a spat between a California-based union and hospital chains. Petitions containing 281,087 signatures were submitted Thursday to the secretary of state’s office to limit the total compensation for any […]

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Would a stupid hiker law stand up in an Arizona court?

Posted by   /  July 7, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Bob McClay | KTAR Related: Go ahead, kill yourself (but don’t take Fido with you)/Rose Law Group Reporter Arizona already has a stupid motorist law. It requires some drivers who endanger themselves by making a poor decision — think driving into a flooded wash — to foot the bill for their rescue. There’s been […]

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Go ahead, kill yourself (but don’t take Fido with you)

Posted by   /  July 3, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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Fom the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Muscle cramps, dizziness, confusion, organ meltdown, death. The killer: Excessive heat. A familiar trailer on certain TV shows featuring daring-do is “Do not try this at home.” It’s our way of reminding ourselves to not be stupid. Another way to prevent or reduce […]

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