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— The Orange County Industrial Development Agency’s Accelerator is working with various CBD companies, hemp growers and others to develop a one-stop shop for testing, extracting and processing, as well as for research and development.
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— Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Connecticut today to discuss ways to coordinate rules on vaping products and marijuana legalization across state lines.
— State health officials have declared an end to the measles outbreak in Rockland County.
ACCELERATOR AIMS TO PUT NY AT FOREFRONT OF CBD INDUSTRY— POLITICO’s Shannon Young: Farmers, companies and entrepreneurs looking to enter the hemp and CBD market may soon be able to take advantage of new laboratory testing facilities and manufacturing space in the mid-Hudson Valley. It’s part of a program that seeks to put the historic region at the forefront of the burgeoning industry. The Orange County Industrial Development Agency’s Accelerator is working with various CBD companies, hemp growers and others to develop a one-stop shop for testing, extracting and processing, as well as for research and development, on the site of the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility in the town of Warwick.
CUOMO SEEKS TRI-STATE APPROACH TO MARIJUANA, VAPING — POLITICO’s Shannon Young and Anna Gronewold: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that he is heading to Connecticut to discuss ways to coordinate rules on both vaping products and marijuana legalization across state lines. Speaking on both Long Island News Radio and WNYC, Cuomo said that he will speak with Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday — and eventually New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy — about how the states can align regulations to ensure that people aren’t ducking them with an easy road trip across the border.
— In the neighboring state of Massachusetts, meanwhile, Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a public health emergency and called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail stores and online. The ban, which took effect immediately, applied to both tobacco and marijuana vape products.
STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS DECLARE ROCKLAND MEASLES OUTBREAK OVER — POLITICO’s Dan Goldberg: New York state officials declared an end to the measles outbreak in Rockland County, nearly a year after it began. There have been 312 measles cases in Rockland since Oct. 1, but none in the last six weeks, long enough for public health officials to declare the outbreak over.
— State health officials also reported a new case of measles, the first confirmed case in the state outside of New York City in nearly a month. DOH spokesperson Jill Montag said in an email that the case “is unrelated to the outbreak that started last year.”
NYPD OFFICERS FEAR SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH HELP — POLITICO’s Erin Durkin: Many police officers dealing with trauma and stress don’t seek mental health help — and are afraid of the NYPD finding out if they do get help, according to a new report released amid a spate of police deaths by suicide.
AMANDA IN ROCKLAND — Amanda will be home in Bergen County for the Jewish High Holidays on Sept. 30 and wants to grab a cup of coffee with you if you live or work in Rockland County. Email her to set up a time.
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NOW WE KNOW — A German court has ruled that hangovers are, in fact, an illness, according to The New York Times. We’re sure you’ll put this fact to good use.
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TODAY’S TIP — Yelling at your kids is fine, but refrain from critiquing them while doing it and don’t lecture them about behavioral problems afterwards.
STUDY THIS — Researchers found that babies who are delivered by vaginal births get the bulk of their gut bacteria from their mothers, according to The Washington Post. Babies born by Caesarean section, on the other hand, get most of their gut bacteria from the hospital in which their born. It’s unclear what effect this has on the long-term health of children.
OP-ED — Gov. Andrew Cuomo penned a New York Daily News op-ed on New York’s ban on flavored electronic cigarettes and actions his administration is taking to stop youth e-cigarette use.
PICKET LINE — The New York State Nurses Association plans to stage an informational picket in front of Albany Med today.
UNDER INVESTIGATION — The Daily Beast reports: “The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau has launched an investigation of the vaunted Special Victims Division, seizing log books from three different offices.”
‘DEVASTATING’ EFFECT — Syracuse.com reports that “a small Christian school in Oswego County has lost 10 percent of its students because of a new state law that eliminated religious exemptions from school vaccination requirements.”
ASBESTOS — City & State reports that “asbestos can be found all over New York City, which has had issues containing asbestos for years.”
9/11 EXPOSURE — CNN reports: “Officials from the Department of Education and United Federation of Teachers are partnering to urge thousands of former students, staff and teachers to apply for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health program, and to inform them of the health risks associated with exposure.”
MAKING ROUNDS — Dr. Keith DeSousa has been appointed director of neuro-endovascular services and the neurovascular program at Southside Hospital.
LIONS IN WINTER — Pharmaceutical companies have ramped up their lobbying efforts to dull legislation that would tie domestic prices to what’s paid overseas, according to The Wall Street Journal.
INSULIN ISN’T THE ONLY THING — New technologies have made it easier for diabetics to control their blood sugar levels, but obtaining the medical devices and treatments isn’t so easy. Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith has more on how prior authorization can determine how chronic conditions are treated.
JUST AS GOOD — Science Daily reports: “A new clinical trial conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found a cost-effective generic medication works just as well as a more expensive drug in preserving cardiovascular function in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.”
THE PR BATTLE — A new poll from Reuters/Ipsos found that 63 percent of adults in the United States disagreed with the statement that “vaping is healthier than traditional cigarettes.”
FINDING A CAUSE — CNBC reports: “U.S. consumers should avoid all vaping products as U.S. health officials struggle to identify the cause of a deadly vaping illness that’s killed nine people and made hundreds more ill in recent months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday.”
HAVANA SYNDROME — A new international study suggests that pesticide poisoning could be behind the mysterious neurological ailments affecting U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba, BuzzFeed News reports.
TARGETING MOMS — NBC News reports: “Anti-vaccination activists have long targeted their message to parents of autistic kids. They have also, however, pursued another vulnerable population of parents searching for answers — mothers and fathers of babies who have died unexpectedly, especially when the deaths are linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.”
SURPRISE! — A Congressional Budget Office analysis suggests that an approach backed by doctors groups for protecting patients from “surprise” medical bills could increase the deficit by “double digit billions” of dollars, The Hill reports.
WEIRD NEWS — The Associated Press reports: “A veterinarian has prescribed antibiotics to a camel owned by a Louisiana truck stop petting zoo after a woman bit the 600-pound animal to free herself from under its weight.”
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