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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Health & Lifestyles

Drug company Teva to pay $1.6 million over opioid marketing

A painkiller maker agreed to pay $1.6 million for substance abuse treatment in two California counties to settle lawsuit alleging misleading marketing practices
Published: 05/24/17
23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

Congress' official budget analysts say the health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront many others who have costly medical conditions with unaffordable coverage
Published: 05/24/17

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

Hundreds of mentally ill inmates have languished for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals
Published: 05/24/17
VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?

VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is touting new efforts to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges
Published: 05/24/17

Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

Hundreds of mentally ill inmates are languishing for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals
Published: 05/24/17
The Latest: Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23m more uninsured

The Latest: Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23m more uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office says the health care bill Republicans pushed through the House this month would leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026, compared with former President Barack Obama's health care law
Published: 05/24/17

Drugmaker paying $33M over recalled nonprescription meds

Johnson & Johnson, 42 states reach $33 million settlement over recalled nonprescription medicines
Published: 05/24/17

Budget office: 23 million more uninsured, lower premiums for less coverage under GOP House-passed health care bill

Budget office: 23 million more uninsured, lower premiums for less coverage under GOP House-passed health care bill
Published: 05/24/17
Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state but indicated that he is willing to work with the legislature on a compromise
Published: 05/24/17
Ohio grants, tech challenge cleared to fight opioid crisis

Ohio grants, tech challenge cleared to fight opioid crisis

A state commission in Ohio agreed Wednesday to move forward on Republican Gov. John Kasich's request to invest $20 million in accelerating scientific breakthroughs that could help solve the U.S. opioid crisis.
Published: 05/24/17