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SB 17 would require drug makers to justify and give 60 days’ notice of price increases
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Although the budget stalemate continues to play out in Springfield, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Illinois Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act into law as Public Act 99-0222, which recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in order to keep their loved ones safe as they age independently from home.
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By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
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A new tool kit can help Alabamians recognize and report cases of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, as defined by a new state law.
AARP issued a statement following a Public Health Council meeting about the Prescription Drug Gift Ban Law
BOSTON – Following the Department of Public Health’s Public Health Council meeting about the Prescription Drug Gift Ban Law, Michael Murray, interim state director of AARP Massachusetts – which represents more than 800,000 members age 50 and older – issued the following statement:
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Imagine this: Your 90-year-old mother lives in a nursing home. You arrange for her to spend a holiday weekend with the family. But when you return to the nursing home, her bed is gone. That scenario could have been reality with a proposed change to the Medicaid system for Fiscal Year 2012, in which nursing home leaves of absence, commonly called “bed hold,” were targeted for elimination.
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