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Michigan Becomes First State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

In response to a recent outbreak of e-cigarette associated respiratory illnesses, Michigan’s Chief Medical Officer has declared a public health emergency and the Governor has issued emergency rules banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The ban is effective immediately, although businesses have 30 days to comply. The ban will last for six months and can be renewed for another six months.

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Medical-Dental Integration in Minnesota Would Benefit from Changes in Law and Policy

Integration of dental care with medical care is widely supported. Experts from both fields suggest that increased collaboration would lead to better care and a more satisfactory patient experience at a lower cost. However, efforts to build collaborative care partnerships or inter-professional teams between the small private practices that deliver dental care and the large health care systems presents several challenges. This issue brief summarizes the emergence of new conceptual frameworks for medical-dental integration, and briefly describes the need to address persistent practical and legal barriers to integration.

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Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics Public Health Law Conference Supplement

Health Justice - Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity
In October 2018, hundreds of officials, policymakers, lawyers, practitioners and advocates in public health and other sectors from across the country convened in Phoenix, Arizona for the National Public Health Law Conference. The recently published symposium edition of JLME is dedicated to examining some of the critical topics discussed at the conference.

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