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ASA Quality Meeting 2014

January 23 - 25 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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February 07 - 08 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA Certificate in Business Administration 2015

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

October 20, 2014

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP 10 MG Per ML, 30 ML Single-Dose, Preservative-Free, by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA Medwatch Alert 10-20-14

October 16, 2014

FDA MedWatch - LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc.: Recall - Potential for Leakage

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FDA MedWatch LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira Inc

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators: Class 1 Recall - Power Connection Failure

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FDA MedWatch CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators

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House and Senate Pass Funding Legislation to Prevent a Government Shutdown

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

On March 1, the House of Representatives passed a two week stop-gap Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the government after current government funding runs out on March 4. The two week CR contains $4 billion in spending cuts that target programs that President Obama has already marked for elimination. On March 2, the Senate passed by a vote of 91-9 the same CR passed by the House. The CR now heads to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature.

Because the last Congress failed to pass a budget for Fiscal Year 2011, the funding for government operations has been appropriated through CRs. The House previously passed a CR to fund the government through the end of FY2011, but the $62 billion in cuts it contained were unacceptable to the Senate and President and were subsequently rejected.

Additional bicameral and bipartisan negotiations will be required to develop a proposal to fund the government beyond the two week stop-gap measure to the end of the 2011 fiscal year. If a new CR is not passed by the House and Senate and signed by President Obama by midnight on March 18, a federal government shutdown would occur.

Medicare claims processing, which is performed by private contractors, should not be immediately impacted by a shutdown.

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