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Federal Judge Dismisses Injured Postal Worker’s Claim

A federal judge in New York threw out a lawsuit on Feb. 26 filed by an injured U.S. Postal Service worker from Orlando who became seriously ill after handling a package that was leaking a noxious chemical.

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Rick Scott Balances New Budget With Money That Might Not Exist

Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget for the new fiscal year includes $1.3 billion for Florida hospitals providing care to uninsured people. However, that pool of money might stop existing this summer.

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Warning Sounded on Heavy Metals in Chocolates

A consumer group is taking legal action against an array of major chocolate manufacturers and retailers, saying they’ve failed to warn consumers about the potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium in their products.

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DCF Defends Child Death Reporting

State lawmakers grilled child welfare officials about troubles with child death reports coming out of their agency.

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As U.S. Bids to Renew Relations With Havana, Heralded Cuban Diabetes Drug Off Limits

The developer of the medication, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana, is forbidden to bring a nine-year-old drug, called Heberprot-P, to the United States for clinical trials and use.

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Judge Slams Florida For Not Providing Adequate Health Care To Needy Children

Florida is in hot water again for the way it treats medically needy children in the state.

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Two Florida TV News Stations Win duPont Awards

Two local television news stations from the Tampa Bay area won a prestigious national investigative reporting award this week.

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Report: Florida’s Hospitals In Jeopardy Of Losing Billions

Hospitals in Florida treating the state’s large uninsured population face losing billions of dollars in federal funding if state lawmakers continue to refuse expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Medicaid Expansion In Florida Less Likely Following Midterm Election

Whether or not the state will accept billions of federal dollars to extend health insurance to some of its poorest residents just became less likely.

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Child Death Stats In Florida Don’t Tell The Whole Truth

Despite reform efforts aimed at creating more transparency surrounding the death of children the state is monitoring, those deaths are still being undercounted, according to The Miami Herald.

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