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SB 17 would require drug makers to justify and give 60 days’ notice of price increases
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.
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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