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30 Laws in 30 Days: Stricter concussion protocol aims to protect all student athletes

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After earning two Super Bowl rings during his 11 years in the NFL, David Duerson suffered from stage-four Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that is linked to concussions. But on February 17, 2011, Duerson was found dead at his Sunny Isles Beach, Florida home. The Miami-Dade County medical […]

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Congress votes to suspend medical device tax for two years

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. House and Senate have voted to suspend the sales tax on medical devices for two years. Under the measure the 2.3 percent sales tax would go back into effect Dec. 31, 2017.  The tax was originally created to help pay for the Affordable Care Act. “The medical device […]