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Supreme Court to review EPA rule on power plant emissions; case particularly important to Arizona, says Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Courts, Dealmaker, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Amy Harder and Brent Kendall | The Wall Street Journal The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would review the nation’s first-ever standards requiring power plants to reduce mercury emissions and other toxic air pollutants, taking up a case with implications for President Barack Obama ’s broader environmental agenda. The high court accepted […]

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Arizona e-cigarette tax could bring in $6M a year

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  1 Comment

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SanTanValley.com The Arizona Legislature’s budget analysts say a tax on electronic cigarettes could bring $6 million a year in new revenue into the state’s coffers. The analysis released by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee bases that figure on taxing the nicotine vapor smokes at the same ratio as the current $2 per pack tax on […]

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By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Medical Marijuana, QUOTES  /  No Comments

Sen. Robert Meza

“What’s happening . . . is people are all living in fear, fear of the word marijuana. What I’m concerned about in Arizona, why does it have to go to a private elite university throughout the country? Why not be the innovators here in Arizona to change the country and to change the world?” State […]

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Advocates continue efforts to keep marijuana research in Arizona [VIDEO]

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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Related: Veterans, Researchers Urge Universities To Allow Medial Marijuana Research Supporters of medical marijuana for PTSD patients speak out NEWS RELEASE Colorado council recommends eight medical marijuana research grants for funding Board of Health to consider recommendations Dec. 17 The state’s Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council, in its meeting on Friday, chose eight research grant proposals […]

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Marijuana could hold promise as treatment for PTSD

By   /  November 23, 2014  /  Health Care, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Carolyn Gregoire | The Huffington Post Email More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually, and new research suggests that cannabis may help them find relief and may even offer better care than the current class of drugs commonly used to treat the disorder. According to research published […]

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Court upholds immunity for doctors who recommend marijuana

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Courts, Health Care, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

Dr. Robert Gear

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star Doctors who recommend marijuana to patients can’t be charged with crimes, even if they did not follow the procedures required by law, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The judges acknowledged that Robert Gear, a Phoenix naturopath with offices in several communities, was charged with […]

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[BREAKING] House Republicans sues over implementation of health law

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

House Speaker John Boehner

The New York Times House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president’s executive authority. The lawsuit — filed against the secretaries of the Health and Human Services and Treasury Departments — focuses on two crucial aspects […]

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What texting does to the spine

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Health Care, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

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By Olga Khazan | The Atlantic Sixty pounds is roughly the weight of four adult-sized bowling balls. Or six plastic grocery bags worth of food. Or an 8-year-old. It is also, according to a new calculation published in the journal Surgical Technology International, the amount of force exerted on the head of an adult human […]

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Peoria wins two WESTMARC ‘Best of the West’ awards

By   /  November 16, 2014  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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Two major Peoria projects earned the title “Best of the West” Nov. 6 at the 22nd Annual Best of West Awards, presented by WESTMARC, a coalition of West Valley advocates. The awards were designed to honor West Valley businesses, and community and civic leaders in outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle and economic development of the […]

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Rose Law Group attorneys represented family of first U.S. Ebola victim in settlement with Dallas hospital

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Featured News, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Attorneys from Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group helped represent the family of Thomas Eric Duncan — the Liberian man who died at a Dallas hospital after being the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Duncan’s family sued Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital after his death. He was originally […]

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