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  • Supreme Court Affirms FTC Antitrust Authority Over State Licensing Boards

    Following this decision, state health departments may have to reconsider the composition of state licensing boards or provide additional oversight of the boards’ activities to maintain state action immunity and shield the boards from future FTC antitrust actions.

  • Public Health Issues to Watch in 2015

    As public health issues dominate the nation, health departments are predicting that many ongoing and emerging health threats are expected to make headlines this year.

  • Antipsychotics Over-Prescribed for Patients with Dementia, GAO Finds

    A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says that about one-third of older adults who have dementia and live in nursing homes were prescribed antipsychotics in 2012, despite FDA's warning that antipsychotics increase the risk of death for older people with dementia.