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Administration opposes airlines in lawsuit over crew breaks

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The AP (5/25) reports, “The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the US Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal breaks than airline crews are guaranteed under federal rules.” Virgin Airlines had “asked the Supreme Court to overturn the decision” after… Read More »

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Investigation looks into why US hospitals face drug shortages – Pharmaceutical company chase profits

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CBS News (5/22, Whitaker, 5.39M) reports, “American hospitals have been living with serious drug shortages for more than a decade. Most days, nearly 300 essential drugs can be in short supply.” CBS says, “After months of investigation, we found it’s not a matter of supply and demand, the drugs are needed and the ingredients are easy… Read More »

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Wells Fargo Bank: Fake Job Interviews for Women and Minorities

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Mr. Bruno is one of seven current and former Wells Fargo employees who said that they were instructed by their direct bosses or human resources managers in the bank’s wealth management unit to interview “diverse” candidates — even though the decision had already been made to give the job to another candidate. Five others… Read More »

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Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Expanding Access to Health Insurance for Families of Fallen State Workers

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Family of Deidre Silas receives benefits under this new law CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker today signed Senate Bill 3197, a piece of legislation that would expand access to health insurance benefits with no premium costs for the families of state employees who lose their life during employment. “There is no higher calling than… Read More »

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Drug safety

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FDA approves cell-based blood cancer therapy. The Wall Street Journal reports the FDA on Monday cleared a cell-based therapy for blood cancer from Johnson & Johnson for adults among whom other drugs have proven ineffective. The technology was first developed in China, and its US approval suggests a new path forward for drugmakers seeking… Read More »

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Fall Downs Among Older Adults

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As our population ages, the prevalence of falls among older adults is increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in four older adults report a fall each year. In 2020, 36,508 older adults aged 65 and older died from preventable falls, and over 2.8 million were treated… Read More »

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Study finds health care workers file most COVID work comp claims

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Health care workers have the greatest risk of developing COVID-19 infections according to a study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. In a recent study of work comp claims related to Covid,, 83% of the claims were from health care workers. (Business Insurance: 1/19/21

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EEOC Say Bosses May Require Workers To Be Vaccinated

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The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission issued a statement that employers can require workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine and bar the workers from the work place if they fail to get vaccinated. (USA Today)

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Nursing Homes Cost Cutting Hurt Staff and Residents

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Easing of rules at nursing homes that required a dedicated infection prevention expert is said to have exacerbated pandemic Cost-cutting measures at nursing homes across the U.S. exacerbated the pandemic. The piece suggested “there are strong indications that nursing homes aren’t just blameless victims and that the industry has, by lobbying against stricter federal… Read More »

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Driverless Trucks Continue Their Momentum in Texas

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Self-driving vehicle company TuSimple plans on establishing its autonomous truck hub in Fort Worth and may even send out driverless trucks without human safety operators onto routes as soon as next year.

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