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Health Headlines for Wednesday, April 18

New York state okays three health expansions

Buffalo Business First

Three area health care projects in Buffalo and Chautauqua will proceed, after receiving approvals from the state Department of Health.

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Assembly Alcoholism and Drug Abuse chair calls on NYC to release safer consumption site study

The Legislative Gazette

The Chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, is calling on New York City officials to release a study that could prove the effectiveness of potential safer consumption sites in the Big Apple.

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Sessions Tries to Put New Pressure on Drug Companies in Opioid Crisis

New York Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions proposed new regulations on Tuesday that could severely limit the amount of highly addictive opioid pain medication that drug companies can produce and force them to account for scores of illegitimate prescriptions across the country.

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Area nonprofits receive Excellus BlueCross awards

Monroe Post

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recently awarded its Community Health Award to 13 nonprofit organizations in Greater Rochester.

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Cancer hospitals push for Medicare CAR-T payments


Lobbyists representing cancer hospitals are urging Medicare officials to create a new set of payments for new, expensive CAR-T treatments.

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Americans use tax returns to pay for healthcare costs, JPMorgan finds

Fierce Healthcare

Taxes are due April 17, and according to a new report, many Americans will put their refunds to pay down healthcare costs.

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