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Consumer alert issued for pricing of at-home COVID-19 testing products

New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert Tuesday to New Yorkers concerning potential price gouging of over-the-counter COVID-19 testing products for at-home use, as well as other in-demand essential products.    The state office has received complaints of COVID-19 testing ...

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Many employers caught between the vaccine and a hard place

Vaccine mandates are becoming more popular among large corporations and small businesses alike. But one in five Americans remain vaccine-resistant. What is an employer to do? Luke Wright, a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP who practices in the area ...

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Irondequoit man with COVID-19 seeks court order for medication

An Irondequoit man hospitalized with COVID-19 is seeking a court order that would require doctors at Unity Hospital to administer medication outside of normal treatment protocol for the virus. Michael Gangemi, 63, wants to be treated with two prescription medications, Ivermectin ...

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Lawmakers urge NY to lift limits on nursing home visits

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo lift remaining restrictions for visits at nursing homes, according to a letter two dozen Democratic lawmakers sent to the governor this week. The coronavirus pandemic has had a heavy ...

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New York AG report details patient neglect, other conduct during pandemic

A new report from New York Attorney General Letitia James on COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes has community members and organizations statewide calling for answers and looking for solutions. Thursday’s report — a sprawling, in-depth 76-page document — details an ...

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State proposes changes to program for those with developmental disabilities

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is proposing amendments to the Home and Community Based Services Waiver that could affect reimbursements, among other things. The HCBS Waiver is a program operated by OPWDD and administered ...

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