Kemp approves ethylene oxide restrictions
Manufacturers that use the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide, including a plant in Covington, face new restrictions in Georgia under legislation Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more
Former UGA All-American treating COVID-19 patients as a doctor
Former University of Georgia gymnast Kathy McMinn has grown accustomed to suiting up in full COVID-19 gear. The first four-year UGA All-American in any sport is now a Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine doctor with the Wellstar Medical Group, treating the coronavirus on the frontlines. Read the full article:... Read more
Bill to continue COVID-19 unemployment benefits OK’d by Legislature
The General Assembly passed legislation Wednesday to keep in place certain unemployment benefits that were expanded in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic. Final passage of Senate Bill 408, by Sen. Brian Strickland, comes as Georgia continues grappling with the economic fallout from coronavirus, which prompted roughly 2 million people... Read more
Georgia lawmakers approve tighter regulations on pharmacy benefit managers
Third-party companies that help set prescription drug prices would face tighter regulations under identical bills the Georgia House of Representatives and state Senate passed unanimously Monday. Pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) negotiate between insurance companies and pharmacies to set drug prices. But too often, PBMs hide behind unscrupulous practices that... Read more
Perdue to introduce bill to address shortage of doctors, nurses
U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., is planning to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at relieving the nation’s shortage of doctors and nurses critically needed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service Read more

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