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Senate approves $1.1b in Zika funding as part of stopgap spending bill

September 28, 2016

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the federal government running through Dec. 9, including $1.1 billion in long-awaited emergency funding for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus, according to reports.

The 72-26 vote came just 2 days before federal agencies were set to run out of money, and represents a break in the months-long stalemate over the issue of funding a response to the Zika virus, which has been confirmed to cause microcephaly and other birth defects. The bill also provides $37 million to fight opioid addiction, and includes funding to provide assistance to Flint, Michigan, to address the lead in its water supply.

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Survey shows extensive support for nationwide precision medicine study

September 23, 2016
A majority of adults expressed support of and willingness to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative’s national research effort, according to recent…
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Increasing employment of physicians in hospitals not associated with improved quality of care

September 20, 2016
Over the past decade, the percentage of hospitals that employ physicians increased by 13%, according to data published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Kristin W
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Caution: Do not hold on to Medicare overpayments

September 20, 2016
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & Dysfunctions: Volume 2, Number 1

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Senate approves $1.1b in Zika funding as part of stopgap spending bill

September 28, 2016
The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the federal government running through Dec. 9, including $1.1 billion in long-awaited emergency funding…

In the Journals

Survey shows extensive support for nationwide precision medicine study

September 23, 2016
A majority of adults expressed support of and willingness to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative’s national research effort…

In the Journals

Increasing employment of physicians in hospitals not associated with improved quality of care

September 20, 2016
Over the past decade, the percentage of hospitals that employ physicians increased by 13%, according to data published in the Annals of Internal

Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Caution: Do not hold on to Medicare overpayments

September 20, 2016
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh…

In the Journals

Rates of antibiotic use in US hospitals unchanged

September 19, 2016
Between 2006 and 2012, overall rates of antibiotic use in hospitalized patients did not change significantly, according to data published in JAMA

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VIDEO: MyVisionPod to move into corporate locations

September 19, 2016
LAS VEGAS – MyVisionPod, a remote refraction system, has been in prototype for the past year, according to President Hal Wilson. In November…

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VIDEO: Recognize value of telehealth in eye care

September 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS – “Telehealth is permeating all of health care, and eye care is no different,” Aaron Dallek, CEO and co-founder of…

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Accept every patient as a contact lens wearer, industry leaders say

September 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS – “We haven’t scratched the surface of the contact lens market,” moderator Scot Morris, OD, said during the Global…

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VIDEO: Expand your services with point-of-care testing

September 15, 2016
LAS VEGAS – John Rumpakis, OD, MBA, said point-of-care testing will become more important in optometry, providing a valuable service to…

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VIDEO: Explore ocular surface in patients with visual complaints

September 15, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Marc R. Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, said he looks at each patient using an artificial tear to determine why and aggressively examines…

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