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The latest developments around the fields of

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American Health Care Reform Act of 2017 (HR 277, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related reconciliation provisions, promotes patient-centered health care, and provides for the creation of a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice actions who demonstrate adherence to clinical practice guidelines.

Updated last March 13, 2017
for the 01/04/2017 version of HR 277.

Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act (HR 161, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to provide supportive services in permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and families.

Updated last January 26, 2017
for the 01/03/2017 version of HR 161.

District Court for the Northern District of California rules on claims that supplements affect protein metabolism in the brain (Racies v. Quincy Bioscience, LLC)

  • Government
  • Judicial
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Determines that plaintiffs cannot sue under California law merely for lack of substantiation, nor would they have standing to seek injunctive relief in similar cases, but they may sue for defendant’s misrepresentations of “body chemistry”.

Updated last December 22, 2016
for the 05/19/2015 decision.

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