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Medical board decision could put Texas telehealth industry on hold

Jason Gorevic, president and CEO of Teladoc

Jason Gorevic, president and CEO of Teladoc

The Texas Medical Board voted today to adopt new rules limiting physicians who treat patients over the phone, video or online — a ruling that could have severe implications for Dallas-based TelaDoc.

The rules would require a face-to-face visit or an in-person evaluation to establish the doctor-patient relationship before the physician can diagnose or prescribe drugs to a patient.

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Concerns Raised Over Health Effects of Dioxin in Texas

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Dioxins

HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) — Jackie Young clutched the government’s latest report on the health effects of decades of dioxin contamination in the San Jacinto River at a community meeting on Wednesday night, frowning slightly.

“We’ve been begging the EPA for years to study our health,” said Young, an environmental advocate who organized the meeting. Read more