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Sen. Cory Booker Calls For More Transparency In Medicaid Drug Decisions

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

The "Medicaid Drug Decisions Transparency Act" would require pharmaceutical companies to disclose their payments to pharmacists and others who serve on state Medicaid drug boards — the advisory groups that decide which drugs Medicaid will and won

Booker is introducing a bill this week in response to an investigation by the Center for Public Interest and NPR. He calls drug firms’ infiltration into Medicaid’s decision process “nefarious.”

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U.S., Canadian Executives Privately ‘Spooked’ About Traveling To China

Monday, December 17th, 2018

The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China

The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China’s detention of two Canadians, escalated trade and security tensions that are now leading to travel jitters.

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New Job Hope For Adults In Drug And Alcohol Recovery

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Doug Kiker (left) and Dan Schmalen are founders of Retrofit Careers, a job portal for those in successful drug and alcohol recovery.

Many in recovery go long periods without work, and face stigma against addiction. A new hiring site, just for job seekers in recovery, aims to change that.

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Lab-Grown Meat Draws Big Investors — And Big Opposition

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Tech startups are using animal stem cells to grow meat. Big meat companies, including Tyson and Cargill, are investing in the technology, while livestock producers are trying to fight it.

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More Harassment Allegations Emerge At CBS

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

The network is under fire — again — for its workplace culture and its treatment of female employees. A potential merger could bring more upheaval for the company.

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