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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO VACCINES PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Add Shingles Vaccine to the List of Vaccinations Pharmacists are Permitted to Administer

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he sponsors to give residents greater access to the shingles vaccine has been passed by the New York State Senate.

     The legislation (S3808B) would add the shingles vaccine to the list of immunizations that trained licensed pharmacists are permitted to administer to adults, when ordered by a patient's physician or nurse practitioner.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT TEENS FROM SKIN CANCER

Legislation Would Prohibit Teens Ages 16 and Under from Using Indoor UV Tanning Devices

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to help protect teens from the dangers of skin cancer. The legislation (S2917A) would strengthen the state’s indoor tanning law by prohibiting teens ages 16 and under from using indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS THOSE WALKING TO FIND A CURE FOR LYMPHOMA AT 2012 GREATER NEW YORK LYMPHOMATHON

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in the 2012 Greater New York Lymphomathon, where hundreds walked to raise critical funds for lymphoma research and education. Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when white blood cells that help protect the body from infection and disease begin behaving abnormally.

     Sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the Lymphomathon is a non-competitive 5K walk where survivors, family, friends, community and corporate teams walk in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by lymphoma. Hundreds of walkers participated in the event.

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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION DESIGNATING MAY AS “SKIN CANCER DETECTION AND PREVENTION MONTH” IN NEW YORK STATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed a legislative resolution he sponsored designating May as “Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month” in New York State.

     “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but it is also one of the most treatable if it is detected early. Indoor tanning or even one bad sunburn can greatly increase the risk of developing skin cancer, which is why it’s so important for residents to be safe and get screened. With summer only a few short weeks away, now is the perfect time to remind residents about the importance protecting themselves from skin cancer and being safe while in the sun,” said Senator Fuschillo.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT CANCER PATIENTS

Law Requires Insurance Companies to Provide Equal Coverage for Oral Chemotherapy

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation which would give cancer patients greater access to oral chemotherapy. The law, which Senator Fuschillo supported in the Senate, requires insurance companies to provide the same coverage level for oral chemotherapy as intravenous chemotherapy.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & CCMAC SPONSOR FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) today partnered to sponsor a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer. The program was held at Wantagh Park. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR ANNOUNCING SUPPORT OF “COMPLETE STREETS” LEGISLATION

                                Governor to Sign Legislation Into Law 

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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO PROTECT RAILROAD PASSENGERS FROM SECOND-HAND SMOKE

                       New Law Bans Smoking on MTA Train Platforms and Boarding Areas              

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation he sponsored to help protect MTA passengers from harmful second hand smoke exposure.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND CCMAC TO OFFER FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) in sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer. 

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