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Pinellas nurses may have allowed spoiled vaccines to go to low-income kids

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Two nurses at a Pinellas County pediatric clinic serving low-income children are accused of allowing distribution of damaged vaccines. A court filing suggests they may have also deceived state regulators of the spoiled medication. Board-certified pediatrician Stephen George Nelson founded a pediatric medical practice in 1981. As of April 2017, Dr. Nelson, 67, has five pediatricians working for his practice with three locations in St. Petersburg and Seminole. Pinellas Park resident Shannon Rochelle Best, 37, is a licensed practical nurse who works (or…

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GOP debate fact check: Jeb Bush did not bend in opposition to casino gambling

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Viewers of the second Republican presidential debate heard inflated claims about Planned Parenthood abortion practices and the risks of vaccines, as well as a dubious assertion by Donald Trump that he wasn’t interested in establishing casinos in Florida back in Jeb Bush‘s days as a candidate for governor. Some of the claims in the debate Wednesday night and how they compare with the facts: TRUMP: “I’m in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount,…

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Today on Context Florida: Right-wing losses, Dog Days of Summer and vaccinations

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Today on Context Florida: Martin Dyckman says it is amusing, in a wry sort of way, to witness the tantrums and hear the gnashing of teeth in right-wing circles over the several big cases they have just lost at the U.S. Supreme Court. Spare them no sympathy. You might think that losing has become more than they can bear. For Major League Baseball fans like Dan Tilson, “Dog Days of Summer” describes the sultry stretch of the six-month regular season when…

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