Maine State Health

9-year-old cancer patient whose Christmas wish went viral passes away

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9-year-old cancer patient whose Christmas wish went viral passes away


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Maine health officials implement new rules for medical marijuana

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Maine health officials implement new rules for medical marijuana


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Medicaid expansion vote in Maine energizes Raytown resident's Missouri ballot initiative | The Kansas City Star

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Medicaid expansion vote in Maine energizes Raytown resident's Missouri ballot initiative | The Kansas City Star


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Maine OKs Medicaid expansion in first-of-its-kind referendum

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Maine OKs Medicaid expansion in first-of-its-kind referendum


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The Governor Blocked Medicaid Expansion. Now Maine Voters Could Overrule Him.

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The Governor Blocked Medicaid Expansion. Now Maine Voters Could Overrule Him.


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Patrick Dempsey returns to home state for cancer fundraiser

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Patrick Dempsey returns to home state for cancer fundraiser


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Maine’s Collins puts health bill on death watch with ‘no’ vote

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Maine’s Collins puts health bill on death watch with ‘no’ vote


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  • Maine health officials implement new rules for medical marijuana
    Maine health officials implement new rules for medical marijuana

    , boston.com

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is cracking down on the distribution of medical marijuana by allowing surprise inspections and implementing a new patient tracking system. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued new rules Wednesday that tighten Maine’s medical marijuana market. The Portland Press Herald reports the rules will take effect on Feb. 1 and the department did not issue a statement to accompany the new rules
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Health care

  • Maine, in a rebuke to Paul LePage, votes to expand Medicaid
    Maine, in a rebuke to Paul LePage, votes to expand Medicaid

    , bostonglobe.com

    PORTLAND, Maine — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a state ballot question to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the signature health bill of former President Barack Obama. The referendum represented the first time since the federal law took effect that a measure to make the health insurance program for low-income people more accessible had been put in front of US voters
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Diseases & Conditions

  • Patrick Dempsey returns to home state for cancer fundraiser
    Patrick Dempsey returns to home state for cancer fundraiser

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey is back in his home state for a cancer fundraiser. Dempsey created the bike-and-run Dempsey Challenge to raise money for a cancer center created in 2008 in partnership with the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was inspired by his mother, Amanda, who died of cancer in 2014. Dempsey opened the two-day event that started Saturday with 10K and 5K runs, along with a two-day ride
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Drugs & Medications

  • Maine Leads New England in Drug Take-Back Day Collections
    Maine Leads New England in Drug Take-Back Day Collections

    , wtnh.com

    Authorities say New England turned in a record 48 tons of prescription drugs during the annual Drug Take-Back Day last month, with Maine leading the pack at over 41,500 pounds. The Drug Enforcement Administration says when the program started in 2010, its New England Field Division collected a total of 25,810 pounds of unwanted drugs during the first national take-back day
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Cancer

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  • Draft bill would allow Maine dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana
    Draft bill would allow Maine dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana

    , pressherald.com

    Medical marijuana dispensaries and caregivers could join Maine’s new adult-use market under a proposed rewrite of the state legalization act. A draft bill released Monday would let Maine’s eight licensed medical marijuana dispensaries apply for a license to sell recreational cannabis, but they could not sell medical and recreational products at the same counter, said Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta, co-chair of the state marijuana committee tasked with crafting new adult-use regulations
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Mental health

  • Maine dispensary owner offers free weed for trash clean-up
    Maine dispensary owner offers free weed for trash clean-up

    , boston.com

    GARDINER, Maine (AP) — A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city. WCSH-TV reports that Dennis Meehan, owner of Summit Medical Marijuana, offered residents who collected trash Saturday free marijuana. The businessman says anyone who was over 21 was offered free marijuana if they presented a bag of trash that was collected in town
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Hospital

  • LePage criticizes Maine hospitals, CEOs for supporting Medicaid expansion
    LePage criticizes Maine hospitals, CEOs for supporting Medicaid expansion

    , pressherald.com

    Gov. Paul LePage attacked Maine’s hospitals on Friday for supporting the Medicaid expansion referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot, which if approved would provide free health care to about 70,000 low-income Mainers. LePage aimed criticism in particular at Maine Med president and CEO Richard Petersen, who expressed support for the ballot question in a hospital newsletter. Related Headlines “It’s obvious the CEO of Maine Med and other hospitals do not care about taking resources away from our most vulnerable Mainers – including our elderly and intellectually and physically disabled people – just so they can give free, taxpayer-funded healthcare to adults who should be working and contributing to the cost of their own health insurance,” LePage said
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