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Kourtney Kardashian Takes Kongress for Cosmetics Regulation

“Hot off her makeup collaboration with sister Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian is making another foray into the beauty industry, this time addressing the larger issue of cosmetics safety reform in the U.S. The self-professed green beauty-lover is reportedly meeting with several members of congress to lobby for better regulation of beauty products” writes Kristina Rodulfo for elle.com. “The laws for cosmetics have been left untouched for nearly 80 years,” he said at a hearing in January, “We really should be taking this opportunity to consider legislation to give FDA the…

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A key Senate committee is set to vote Tuesday to advance four healthcare-related bills, including a wide-ranging package aimed at tackling the opioid crisis.

“A key Senate committee is set to vote Tuesday to advance four healthcare-related bills, including a wide-ranging package aimed at tackling the opioid crisis” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The committee also will vote on the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, which would create a national registry for firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play

“McCain, a six-term Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, was diagnosed last summer with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer” writes Lauren Gambino for theguardian.com. In the event McCain’s seat becomesopen, Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican also up for re-election this year, will make an appointment.Arizona Republicans are already defending the seat that will be vacated by retiring senator Jeff Flake. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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A House panel is ironing out how many bills to advance to the full House to combat the opioid epidemic.

“The House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled next week to mark up legislation to tackle the opioid epidemic” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Gene Green, D-Texas, who is the top Democrat on the health subcommittee. “No matter how we get there.The panel’s health subcommittee has held three legislative hearings on more than 60 bills. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Brexit legislation caught in parliamentary logjam

“A parliamentary logjam will mean the government is likely to struggle to pass vital legislation paving the way for leaving the EU before the parliamentary vote on the final Brexit deal” writes Jessica Elgot for theguardian.com. Ministers have delayed crucial votes and failed to introduce vital bills.” An analysis by Labour found 44% of Brexit legislation was still to be introduced by ministers – including the immigration, fisheries and withdrawal agreement and implementation bills.Parliament will only sit for another 80 days before MPs are expected to vote on the final…

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Legislatures look to reinsurance programs, other measures to try to bring down prices

“Larry Hogan said when he signed into law a one-year reinsurance program last week” reports washingtonexaminer.com. A handful of states are considering legislation to approve their own version of the individual mandate, Tolbert said.Congress tried in March to pass legislation that created a $30 billion reinsurance program.Obamacare’s individual mandate, which requires people to buy health insurance, was repealed in the Republican tax legislation starting in 2019.Thirteen states have considered legislation this year to stabilize the exchanges, most of them seeking to create a reinsurance program and seek a necessary waiver…

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Wall Street Titan Takes Aim at Law That Tripped Him Up

“The securities bill was introduced by Representative Tom MacArthur, a New Jersey Republican and a former A.I.G. executive who once worked for Mr” writes Danny Hakim for nytimes.com. In 2006, the company reached a $1.64 billion settlement with federal, state and insurance regulators related to business practices stretching back two decades.State regulators disagree, saying it would also hamper their criminal jurisdiction related to such securities. Regarding the legislation, he added, “I don’t know anyone who is saying we should have less regulation of securities fraud.”.  Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Drug Company ‘Shenanigans’ to Block Generics Come Under Federal Scrutiny

“Under current law, it said, it cannot compel a brand-name drug manufacturer to sell samples to a generic company” writes Robert Pear for nytimes.com. But Mylan, the generic drug company, said this was no excuse because it had devised safety protocols similar to those followed by Celgene.Mylan, a generic drug company, wants to obtain samples to develop a generic version of Revlimid, a brand-name cancer medicine sold by Celgene.Even without action by Congress, generic drug companies say the denial of drug samples needed for testing may violate federal antitrust law…

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Russia lawmakers draft list of U.S. imports that could be banned

“The Kremlin itself has not said if it backs the draft legislation – which would allow the government to impose the measures should the need arise – and it was not clear if would it become law in its current form” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Russian currency and stock markets, preoccupied with the threat of U.S. military action in Syria and the fallout from Washington’s new sanctions, did not react to the draft legislation.MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s lower house of parliament is to consider draft legislation that would…

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