Category Archive for: health

Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk: The Smoke over Medical Marijuana

A comprehensive 2015 scientific review found medical marijuana to be useful only for a small number of medical conditions. Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, an international team of researchers found scant evidence to support broad claims for the drug’s effectiveness. Although clinical trials showed that chronic neuropathic pain and cancer-related pain could…Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Arkansas Abortion Law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to a controversial Arkansas abortion law blocking medication-induced abortions. The law, passed in 2015, says that any physician who “gives, sells, dispenses, administers, or otherwise provides or proscribes the abortion-inducing drug” shall have to have a contract with a physician who has admitting privileges at a nearby…Read More

Catholic Conference Joins Coalition Against SQ788

A coalition of medical professionals, law enforcement officials, business leaders and members of the faith community filed papers Tuesday with Oklahoma’s Ethics Commission to formally oppose State Question 788 in hopes of defeating it. The name of this new coalition is ‘SQ 788 is Not Medical.’ Organizations signing on include the Oklahoma Medical Association, Catholic…Read More

Senate Bill Filed to End Funding for Trafficking of Fetal Body Parts

Senate Bill 1267, authored by Sen. Greg Treat (R-OKC), proposes to cut state health care funding for Oklahoma organizations or those affiliated with any out-of-state organizations that have been involved in the illegal sale of fetal remains from abortion procedures. The bill formally creates the Defunding Human Trafficking Act, which specifically provides that certain eligibility requirements…Read More

Investigations On Health Department To Continue

A State House of Representatives Investigative Committee is looking into the misspending of at least $30-million at the Department of Health. Last week, the department announced it is laying off almost 200 workers. The committee met for more than 8 hours, trying to figure out how the Department of Health could misappropriate the cash over…Read More