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The U.S. Has the Most Expensive, Least Effective Health Care System By George Dvorsky  June16,2014 A survey released today by the Commonwealth Fund ranks the United States dead last in the quality of its healthcare system compared to ten other developed nations. At the same time, it’s also the most expensive in the world. Frustratingly, the new report (pdf) shows that the U.S. is not […]

Washington State Department of Health State Disciplines Health Care Providers

For immediate release:  July 28, 2014   (14-109) Contact:  Media inquiries: Kelly Stowe, Communications Office 360-236-4022 Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service   360-236-4700 State disciplines health care providers   OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state. The department’s Health Systems Quality […]

Washington State Pot Farmers in State Driving a Bumpy Road to Market

Pot farmers in state driving a bumpy road to market By Bob Young Seattle Times staff reporter Originally published July 26, 2014 at 8:02 PM | Page modified July 27, 2014 at 12:03 AM   Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times AuricAG sales director Joby Sewell checks the labeling inside the drying room where the […]

Japan: Fall Restart for Sendai Nuclear Reactors in Kagoshima Pref. Eyed

Fall Restart for Sendai Nuclear Reactors in Kagoshima Pref. Eyed The Yomiuri Shimbun The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday approved a draft safety screening report that concluded safety measures for the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant meet new safety standards, paving the way for restart […]

Japan: Iodine Distributed to Residents Near Sendai Nuclear Plant

From NHK World News Jul. 27, 2014 – Updated 04:57 UTC Iodine distributed to residents near nuclear plant Government officials in communities near the off-line Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture have distributed iodine tablets to residents. Preparations are underway to restart the plant. A disaster preparedness plan developed by Kagoshima Prefecture says about […]

Legalize Marijuana at Federal Level, Urge New Yorlk Tiimes Editors

RT.Com July 27, 2014 Legalize Marijuana at Federal Level, Urge NYT Editors Legalize marijuana now, or face the kind of chaos of the prohibition era in the US, says none other than The New York Times. The newspaper lays out concrete reasons why all-out legalization is the best move. “There are no perfect answers to […]

Washington State Department of Health 07/25/2014

From: Washington State Department of Health Date:07/25/2014 6:09 PM (GMT-06:00) To: MEDICALCANNABIS@LISTSERV.WA.GOV Subject: Medical Marijuana Authorization Practice Guidelines July 25, 2014 Medical Marijuana Authorization Practice Guidelines The Department of Health is facilitating a workgroup of representatives from the boards and commissions whose health care professionals can authorize the medical use of marijuana.•  Nursing Care Quality […]

Washington State: July 2014 Annexations Could Impact Sales Tax Rates

From     According to the Washington State Department of Revenue, sixteen municipalities in Washington will annex new territories in the third quarter of this year. Sales tax rates for the annexed areas may be impacted. The following annexations will take effect July 1, 2014: Almira in Lincoln County is annexing Reservoir Property. Camas […]

Washington State Initiative 502 Authorizing the Production, Processing and Retailing of Recreational Marijuana

From Washington State Department of Revenue. On November 6, 2012, Washington State voters passed Initiative 502 (I-502). The initiative makes it legal for businesses holding the appropriate marijuana license(s) to produce, process, or make retail sales of marijuana for recreational use. The Liquor Control Board (LCB) approves, regulates, and enforces marijuana licenses. For information […]

American Safety Limit for the Imports of Japanese Food is *12 Times* More Lax than Japan

Fukushima Diary Iori Mochizuki According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, USA bans importing food from 14 prefectures in Japan at the moment of 9/9/2013. The kinds of the agricultural products that are restricted to ship within Japan are banned exporting from those prefectures to USA. The prefectures are Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, […]


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