by on May 31, 2018
CBD is a chemical compound that, like THC, is derived from cannabis and hemp, but it’s non-psychoactive. Azuca's CBD-infused products include sugar and lemonade. The company will later introduce syrups. As mounting political pressure makes the legalization of recreational cannabis in New York likelier by the day, the founder of a popular brunch spot known for its family-friendly, wholesome vibe is getting ahead of the curve. Bubby’s owner Ron Silver, who founded his original upscale...
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by on June 12, 2018
A new report looks at the impact of speaking fees, free meals and other perks on New York doctors' prescribing habits New York doctors who accepted speaking fees, honoraria, meals and other forms of payment from opioid manufacturers started writing more prescriptions for the narcotic painkillers, according to an analysis from the New York State Health Foundation. When comparing physicians in similar specialties who historically prescribed similar amounts of opioids, the researchers fou...
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by on February 8, 2018
The Amazon healthcare effort and CVS-Aetna merger raise lots of questions. Last Tuesday, Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway announced that they were coming together to do…something related to healthcare for their 1.2 million employees and could possibly expand to the public. We don’t know whether they’ll provide health insurance, offer health clinics at company buildings and/or Whole Foods stores, or just use their size to negotiate better prices with existing insurance compa...
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by on March 9, 2018
BREAKING: Martin Shkreli has been sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding investors, U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto roughly splitting the difference between what prosecutors and defense attorneys had asked for. The former hedge fund manager showed little reaction to the sentence. He will receive credit for the six months he has served while awaiting sentencing. Before hearing the verdict, Shkreli addressed the court and cried as he said he was sorry and had learned from his exper...
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by on March 14, 2018
Thousands of students, emboldened by a growing protest movement over gun violence, will stand up in their classrooms on Wednesday and walk out of their schools in a nationwide demonstration, one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida. Students in Silver Spring, Md., rallied for gun control legislation last month. Students around the country are expected to walk out of classes on Wednesday for similar demonstrations. The 17-minute protests unfolding at hundred...
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by on January 24, 2018
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Groups representing Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries sued the federal government Wednesday to block the state from implementing its Medicaid waiver program that includes a work requirement. The proposed class action complaint alleges the changes, which include premiums, cost-sharing and a controversial work requirement, will lead to substantial reductions in Medicaid coverage. The CMS approved Kentucky's Medicaid waiver application this month. The controversi...
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by on May 15, 2018
Fresh Times at Rehab High Aside from the students, there isn't much to suggest that this might be a classroom. It certainly doesn't look like one. Instead of in rows of desks, students sit at tables, on couches, or along padded benches that look like they came straight out of a restaurant. There are treadmills in a corner. It's quiet reading time, and a girl with crayon-colored hair pulls out a large blue book with Alcoholics Anonymous written in gold on the spine. This is Independence...
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by on April 6, 2018
The administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will take up to an estimated $50 billion to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and warned that the U.S. territory is not ready for another disaster. Brock Long said his agency aims to make the island’s roads, homes, bridges and electrical grid as strong as possible but noted that the next hurricane season starts June 1. “We’re running out of time,” he said during a visit to Puerto Rico, adding t...
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by on February 16, 2018
The family of a 6-year-old North Bergen, New Jersey girl who died from the flu spoke out Thursday. Nevaeh Hernandez was the second New Jersey child to die from the flu amid the epidemic this season. Nevaeh became ill over the weekend and her condition quickly deteriorated. Nevaeh had gotten a flu shot, had no underlying conditions and still succumbed to the illness, her family said. According to Louis Zayas, the attorney for the Hernandez family, on Feb. 10 Nevaeh began suffering ...
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by on March 26, 2018
More than 100,000 youth, parents, teachers, and Beatles march in New York to end gun violence Students were prominent among the tens of thousands that demanded tighter gun control laws during the March for Our Lives Saturday in Manhattan. “The adults failed us and now seventeen people are dead,” said Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior Meghan Bonner from a podium on Central Park West on Saturday morning. On February 14, Bonner had hidden in her classroom in Parkland, Florida...
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by on March 5, 2018
Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli may have to give up a Picasso and a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, after a U.S. judge on Monday ordered him to forfeit $7.36 million following his conviction of defrauding investors. Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli arrives at U.S. District Court for the third day of jury deliberations in his securities fraud trial in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., August 2, 2017. U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in Brooklyn said th...
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by on May 5, 2018
With New York’s gubernatorial candidates pushing for legalization harder than ever before, new data suggests that residents throughout the whole state are already tired of waiting. Pretty much everyone in New York is ready for legal weed. Whether that means applying the Empire State's notorious hustle-hard mentality to the cannabis industry, or just getting stoned without the threat of arrest from NYPD, New York State residents are on board with ending marijuana prohibition once and for a...
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