Scientists may have been exposed to anthrax in gov't labs; NY Assembly passes medical marijuana bill;

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> Nearly 100 scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria while working in government laboratories and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will offer them treatment, according to NBC News. Article

> A new Connecticut law, effective Oct. 1, will require Nutmeg State hospitals to ask all patients if they are veterans, the New Haven Register reports. Article

> The New York Assembly passed an amended version of a bill legalizing medical marijuana. The bill now heads to the state senate, according to the Associated Press. Article

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> The state of South Carolina offered $15 million to its hospitals to shift their business models away from filling empty beds toward something more stable for the long run, the Charleston Post and Courier reported. Article

> The California Department of Insurance tapped the University of California and the San Francisco-based Consumers Union to create a healthcare price transparency and quality database that will likely be ready to launch within a year. Article

And Finally... That's the way the (expensive) cookie crumbles. Article