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Quality control: Testing labs say consistency is needed

In Pennsylvania, four laboratories are often the last line of defense between the medical marijuana manufacturer and the consumer. And those labs’ role in public safety is becoming more apparent in light of the rise in lung-injury cases connected to the use of cannabis-based products in e-cigarette and vaping products. As of October 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that cases of lung injury among vape and e-cigarette users had killed 33 people and injured 1,479.

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A Conversation With: Matthew Mayo

Matthew Mayo, 38, was named assistant executive director and nursing home administrator for West Donegal Township-based Masonic Village at Elizabethtown in September. He previously served as nursing home administrator for ManorCare Laureldale and spent more than 15 years with ManorCare centers.

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Collaborative discussion: Two years in since Highmark/Penn State partnership

Central Penn Business Journal played host to a sponsored roundtable discussion earlier this fall with key representatives from Highmark, Penn State Health and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. The talk centered on the collaborative partnership between Highmark and Penn State Health, which was announced in December 2017 and it highlighted why the collaborative makes ...

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Pa. Senate bill legalizing cannabis strives to be business friendly

A new bill that would not only legalize recreational use of cannabis in Pennsylvania, but also ensure small business owners aren’t crowded out of the market by larger players, has been introduced in the state Senate. Senators Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery/Delaware, and Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, co-sponsored Senate Bill 350 to end what they described as the state’s prohibition ...

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