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Federal agencies free up funding for elder abuse response and prevention

Federal agencies free up funding for elder abuse response and prevention

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Congress and federal health officials announced separate avenues of funding for the prevention and response to cases of elder abuse Thursday.

Senate committee approves extension of resources to combat elder abuse

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that includes protections for violence against the elderly.

Kohl threatens to hold up DEA nominee over nursing home drug-dispensing issue

Kohl threatens to hold up DEA nominee over nursing home drug-dispensing issue

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) continues to express his reservations about Michelle Leonhart, the nominee to lead the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Leonhart on Wednesday, Kohl said he still has concerns about the DEA's policy regarding the delivery of pain medications in nursing homes.