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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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Wider Access to OTC Hearing Aids Becomes Law
ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 18 -- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association issued the following news release:

President Donald Trump signed into law today the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017, legislation that provides for greater public access to over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids.

The measure enables adults with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss to access OTC hearing aids without being seen by a certified and licensed audiologist.

"The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is committed to working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the ... Show Full Article

Teamsters Support Citizen Veto of Right-to-Work Law in Missouri
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following statement by General President Jim Hoffa on the efforts of thousands of Missourians to repeal SB 19, the destructive right-to-work law passed earlier this year.

"Today, thousands of men and women from across Missouri - including members of the Teamsters Union - marched on the state capitol to deliver more than 300,000 signatures calling for a vote to repeal SB 19, the state's right-to-work law championed by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. By submitting nearly three times the necessary signatures to place a vote ... Show Full Article

Statement From the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Commending the Department of Interior's Announcement Regarding the Distribution of Funding to State and Tribal Wildlife Conservation Projects
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 -- The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies issued the following news release:

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds Deputy Secretary Bernhardt's announcement about allocating much needed funding to state wildlife agencies and Native American and Alaskan tribes through the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program and the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program. This funding helps address critical fish and wildlife needs by supporting species and habitats listed in approved state wildlife actions plans and encouraging key partnerships for wildlife conservation.

"We ... Show Full Article

Researchers Co-Funded by National MS Society Report on New Way to Translate Lab Findings Aimed at Repairing Nerve-Insulating Myelin
NEW YORK, Aug. 18 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news:

With support from the National MS Society, University of Buffalo researchers compared genes for myelin-making cells in mice, rats, and people. Myelin surrounds nerve fibers, and is a target of the immune attack in MS. Strategies for promoting myelin repair sometimes succeed in mice or rats, and then not work in people, so this team used a new software tool to determine whether this was due to fundamental differences between species in the genes that instruct myelin formation. In the process, they identified ... Show Full Article

PhRMA Issues Statement on Trump Signing Into Law FDA Reauthorization Act
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America issued the following statement by President and CEO Stephen J. Ubl on President Trump signing into law the FDA Reauthorization Act:

"PhRMA commends President Trump for signing into law the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA), which includes the Prescription Drug User Fee Amendments of 2017 (PDUFA VI), as well as the biosimilar and generic drug user fee amendments. In today's new era of medicine, where breakthrough science is transforming patient care, today's signing of FDARA is a major victory for the patients ... Show Full Article

Aire Serv of the Emerald Coast Celebrates Ribbon Cutting
DESTIN, Fla., Aug. 18 -- The Destin Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release:

On Aug. 17, new member Aire Serv of the Emerald Coast celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.

Locally owned and operated, Aire Serv of the Emerald Coast offers heating and air conditioning installation and service.

It provides "world-class customer service," explained Operations Manager Kelly Briglia. "We continuously strive to maximize internal and external customer loyalty."

It is located at 4507 Furling Ln. Ste. 214, in Destin. While its hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., its technicians are available ... Show Full Article

2017 SAG-AFTRA Nashville Local Election Results
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 -- The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) issued the following news release:

On Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, the ballot tabulation of the Nashville Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

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Those members ... Show Full Article