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Doctor insights on: Government Regulations On Aluminum Recycling

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What are the government regulations surrounding dietary supplements?

What are the government regulations surrounding dietary supplements?

Under FDA Regulation: Fda has significant authority to regulate the dietary supplement industry.They have authority to stop a company from selling a supplement that may be unsanitary or unsafe. Stop the sale of any supplement that makes false and unsubstantiated claims on its labeling and if it poses a significant or unreasonable risk of causing injury or illness. Ftc has authority to regulate advertising of supplement. ...Read more

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Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Medicare rx out ofUS: Yes medicare programme all plansa, b, and prescription drug programme do not cover when you are out of us. ...Read more

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Does the fda require drug companies to publish all their research?

Does the fda require drug companies to publish all their research?

No: And that is a problem. Sometimes, a drug company can withhold research that is not beneficial to their product but not of a primary concern. However, that "minor" concern may later be important if scores of patients get an adverse event. ...Read more

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Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Some laws govern: In recent years, the government has passed laws that set rules for protecting personal health information. I'm sure the laws apply to people and businesses that handle personal health information, regardless of whether or not a person or business is labeled a "personal health records service". ...Read more

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What are the regulations for destroying paper and electronic health records?

Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. ...Read more

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What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more

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Should the fda ban cigarette smoking in all public places?

Should the fda ban cigarette smoking in all public places?

Smoking is not safe.: Even though i had rather people make the choice of not smoking, sometimes we need to have laws to protect everyone. There are more public places where smoking is banned than there ever have been. I would support a total ban on smoking in public places. ...Read more

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Does endocrinologist learn in school, that type 1 diabetics base their food, medical, and housing needs on income level like government lawmakers?

Does endocrinologist learn in school,  that type 1 diabetics base their food,  medical,  and housing needs on income level like government lawmakers?

Not exactly: Endocrinologists learn to provide the best and most appropriate treatment and prevention possible -- however our best efforts are sometimes thwarted by government and insurance company policies. We look at the problem for totally different viewpoints. ...Read more

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Do most flu vaccines come from companies that make profit from their patents on vaccines?

Do most flu vaccines come from companies that make profit from their patents on vaccines?

Curious question: Companies that are able to remain in business must make a profit on their products or they cannot repay the monies invested in product development. Advances in vaccine safety and new vaccines require decades of meticulous study and strict adherence to fda guidelines. Many early trials are a dead end and discarded. Your government doesn't do it, the private sector does. ...Read more

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Does fda publish information on drug safety?

All the time: Yes, all the time. So does the cdc, the nih, and even the dea. Plus the manufacturers themselves are fairly exacting in their discussion of safety and side effects. ...Read more

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Which state agencies regulate public health care?

Which state agencies regulate public health care?

State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...Read more

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Are supplements from direct sales companies safe?

Are supplements from direct sales companies safe?

Usually: You might ask for 3rd party assays of purity and strength. Some ethical companies provide them. I would not buy from a company that does not. The gmp seal from the natural foods association is a purchased approval and does not reflect any quality testing. ...Read more

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Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Probably: If you agency is not health related, then details of your clients are assumed to be public unless there is some other confidentiality arrangement. You probably should not discuss health issues that you are privy to, but this is not a hippa issue if you are not a health professional. ...Read more

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Is the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database accurate in their ratings of how hazardous different cosmetics, shampoos, etc are?

Is the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database accurate in their ratings of how hazardous different cosmetics, shampoos, etc are?

As far as i know: They have a good reputation and lots of people depend on their information. You do ask a good question...you could call them and get more information on how they do their research...and yo may find that helps you more. ...Read more

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Can I get my own medical records under federal laws protecting consumers?

Can I get my own medical records under federal laws protecting consumers?

Yes. : Hipaa regulations allow you to request your personal medical records from your provider, considering you are not a minor. Some providers may charge a per page or per x-ray fee, or if digital records, a per disk fee. ...Read more

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Why does the federal government continue to ban stem cell research despite the fact that that they can be obtained other means. It's outrageous that despite separation of church and state that the federal government has banned this potential life changing

Why does the federal government continue to ban stem cell research despite the fact that that they can be obtained other means. It's outrageous that despite separation of church and state that the federal government has banned this potential life changing

Stem Cells are Legal: Stem cell research and treatments are currently legal in the US. The issue now is that the pharmaceutical industry is pressuring the fda to classify stem cells as drugs, making it illegal for doctors to harvest stem cells in the office. We would only be able to purchase cells from the industry. Stems cells are expensive now, in a couple of years the cost will go up astronomically. ...Read more

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What are the government regulations surrounding dietary supplements?

Under FDA Regulation: Fda has significant authority to regulate the dietary supplement industry.They have authority to stop a company from selling a supplement that may be unsanitary or unsafe. Stop the sale of any supplement that makes false and unsubstantiated claims on its labeling and if it poses a significant or unreasonable risk of causing injury or illness. Ftc has authority to regulate advertising of supplement. ...Read more