In case you missed it in reputable publications, the Board of Pharmacy at their March 5 meeting in San Diego postponed implemention of ePedigree from January 1, 2009 until 2011.
Technology wasn’t quite up to snuff to handle what the board wanted to accomplish.
The coalition of pharmacists, makers of generic and name-brand drugs, clinics, hospitals and animal health providers seeking the postponement rejoices.    Read more »
Prescription drug makers, pharmacists and major retailers will ask the state Board of Pharmacy on March 25 to postpone the effective date of a law aimed at preventing counterfeit drugs by electronically tracking every bottle.
The board says the new system is needed to stem a rising amount of counterfeit drugs, which the World Health Organization estimates represent less than 1 percent of the market in developed countries.    Read more »
Ever wonder why people are disgusted by politics? Here’s a good reason: www.graydavisrepublican.com.
Although early in the season, this is the most despicable disingenuous drivel to air so far.
A little background: GOP Sen. Jim Battin has to bite the term limits bullet, creating a vacancy in his Palm Springs centered seat.    Read more »
This June’s ballot duel between rival initiatives that each claim to restrict the ability of local government to seize public property will be all about rent control.
A brief clause in Proposition 98, sponsored by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, prohibits “limiting the price a private owner may charge another person to purchase, occupy or use his or her real property” which effectively repeals rent control in California.    Read more »
Speaker-Elect Karen Bass
A Culinary Experience at The Kitchen
Monday, April 21, 2008
The Kitchen Restaurant
2225 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
$5,000 per ticket
Please make checks payable to:
Strengthening CA Through Leadership
1100 “O” Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contributions to the Strengthening CA Through Leadership (ID# 1294232)
are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.    Read more »
Elizabeth Hill, the Legislature’s top budget and policy analyst for nearly 22 years is retiring at the end of the 2008 legislative session. she announced Thursday (March 13).
“Her dedication to examining the policies — not the politics — of issues was remarkable. I and my colleagues will sorely miss her thoughtful analysis and sound advice.    Read more »
While scant consolation, it’s not exactly a select club Eliot Spitzer just joined.
Former presidents, scads of congressmen, a Japanese prime minister, a British cabinet secretary in the 1960s, a couple of California mayors are just a few of the public officials who did too much thinking with their little heads.    Read more »
Freshman Assemblywoman Jean Fuller has plenty to be happy about after the results of the 2008 Speaker’s Pool were announced today.
Fuller picked the winning square — Karen Bass in February — and pockets $45,000 in winnings. Although the pool’s originator is unknown, many sitting lawmakers participated anteing $500 per square.    Read more »
Now that the speakership tussle appears amicably concluded, the Capitol can return to its daily routine of resolving weighty policy matters, such as the budget.
Speaking of weighty, it was a nice showing of fiscal restraint by Legislative Analyst Elizabeth G. Hill who graciously cut back on the size of her budget analysis, affectionately known as the “fat book.” Although by no means svelte, the fat book shed a fair amount of poundage this year.    Read more »
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