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Early birth forces tough choices

12/07/12 © Tampa Bay Times

Journalist Kelley Benham and her husband went to enormous lengths to have a baby. When something went wrong, they had to make harrowing decisions. Benham tells their story.

Who’d be hit by ‘cliff’ cuts?

12/07/12 © McClatchy Newspapers

Disease control and prevention, community clinics, biomedical research and even Medicare would take a hit if the "fiscal cliff" occurs Jan. 1. What's exempt?

In other news Friday:
--DCF looks for medical foster homes.
--Tea Party leaders apologize to Gaetz.
-- Sick judge forced to retire.

Outbreak shows gaps in regulation

By Carol Gentry
12/06/12 © Health News Florida

The fungal meningitis outbreak that has struck 25 Floridians so far was preventable. A similar tragedy could happen here,  given how little oversight the state gives compounding pharmacies.

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More on compounding next week

The second part of our project on the gaps in Florida's compounding pharmacy laws is now scheduled for next week

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