November 27, 2021

High cost has 1 in 4 diabetics cutting back on insulin

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By HealthDay From Newsmax More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug’s soaring price tag, according to a new small study. Surveying nearly 200 Americans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, researchers found 26 percent had underused insulin because of cost. But insulin isn’t a drug […]

A third of US inmates suffer abuse and neglect because prisons don’t take this major law seriously

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By Erika Eichelberger, VICE News From Business Insider Prisons across the U.S. routinely flout the Americans With Disabilities Act, subjecting thousands of inmates with physical and mental health problems to painful and sometimes humiliating conditions, according to watchdog groups, inmates, corrections officials, and a former Justice Department official in charge of enforcing the law. The […]

Man with guide dog kicked out of [US] Popeyes, told ‘No pets allowed’

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By Laura Northrup From Consumerist Guide dogs and other service dogs are not pets, and federal law protects their right to go anywhere that their owners are allowed to be. Yet the owner of a Popeyes restaurant in Brooklyn wasn’t clear on that concept, and used the “no pets” policy to kick a blind man […]

Up in smoke? Florida’s failed medical marijuana measure

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By Dori K. Stibolt, From Daily Business Review In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Medical marijuana prescriptions vials are filled at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif. Los Angeles politicians have tried and failed for so long to regulate medical marijuana that it was only a matter of […]

Wheelchair patrons sue Pennsylvania Malls over access

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By Lisa Hoffman From The National Law Journal Several malls in Pennsylvania present unacceptable obstacles to people in wheelchairs, who face difficult slopes and other barriers when seeking to patronize the shopping centers, according to a proposed federal class action against a real estate investment trust. Disabled plaintiff Christopher Mielo, who has filed other Americans […]