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Doctors Ask: ‘Is Marijuana Medicine?’

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HARRISBURG, PA – While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons, there are few well-controlled studies that demonstrate its effectiveness.  As such, most major state and national medical professional societies have not yet supported its use in patient care until further ...

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Is Congress Ready To Fix Medicare Pay For Doctors?

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By Mary Agnes Carey With a deadline fast approaching, bipartisan negotiations are heating up in the House to find a permanent replacement for Medicare’s physician payment formula. But the tentative package being hammered out behind closed doors contains some key provisions that are likely to raise objections from both Republicans and Democrats. Unless Congress takes ...

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