Category: Legislature

Lawmakers call on state to allocate funding for independent pharmacies

A trio of Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to implement a program aimed at boosting small, independent pharmacies “as soon as possible.”
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Rauner eases restrictions on medical marijuana, vetoes workers’ compensation bill backed by providers

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Tuesday easing restrictions on medical marijuana so that it can used more widely as an alternative to opioids for pain management.
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Rauner signs bills boosting mental health access

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday strengthening the state's mental health parity law. It's one of five bills he signed this week aimed at increasing access to mental health treatment, earning the praise of state lawmakers, advocates and former Democratic Congressman Patrick Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum.
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