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Firing Doctor, Christian Hospital Sets Off National Challenge To Aid-In-Dying Laws | California Healthline

In Colorado case, the right to aid a cancer patient’s death runs up against faith-based hospital policies. As more states have passed laws, about 1 in 6 acute care beds nationally is in a hospital … Source: Firing Doctor, Christian Hospital Sets Off National Challenge To Aid-In-Dying Laws | California Healthline

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California Tries Again To Make Medication Abortions Available At Its Colleges | California Healthline

A proposed state law would require on-campus health centers to provide students with the medicines that allow them to end an unwanted pregnancy. Former Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill last y… Source: California Tries Again To Make Medication Abortions Available At Its Colleges | California Healthline

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They Got Estimates Before Surgery — And A Bill After That Was 50% More | California Healthline

Patients are often told to be smart consumers and shop around for health care before they use it. What happens when people actually take that advice? Source: They Got Estimates Before Surgery — And A Bill After That Was 50% More | California Healthline

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California Requires Suicide Prevention Phone Number On Student IDs | California Healthline

The new law, a response to escalating suicide rates among teens, is intended to ensure students know that immediate help is available if they need it. Source: California Requires Suicide Prevention Phone Number On Student IDs | California Healthline

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In India’s Slums, ‘Painkillers Are Part Of The Daily Routine’ | California Healthline

As the Indian government reluctantly loosens its prescription opioid laws after decades of lobbying by palliative care advocates desperate to ease their patients’ pain, the nation’s sprawling, cash… Source: In India’s Slums, ‘Painkillers Are Part Of The Daily Routine’ | California Healthline

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Beset By Lawsuits And Criticism In U.S., Opioid Makers Eye New Market In India | California Healthline

What began in India as a populist movement to bring inexpensive morphine to the diseased and dying poor has paved the way for a booming pain management industry. Now, new customers are being funnel… Source: Beset By Lawsuits And Criticism In U.S., Opioid Makers Eye New Market In India | California Healthline

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Governor’s ‘Mental Health Czar’ Seeks New Blueprint For Care In California | California Healthline

Thomas Insel, who ran the National Institute of Mental Health for 13 years before casting his lot with Silicon Valley, is taking a temporary break from his senior position at a health care startup … Source: Governor’s ‘Mental Health Czar’ Seeks New Blueprint For Care In California | California Healthline