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  • Medical industry paid billions to doctors, hospitals last year, data show

    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other financial ties from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to data the federal government revealed...
  • Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors

     Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors
    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government. The data...
  • American Ambulance will fill in after Griswold Ambulance closes

    American Ambulance of Norwich has agreed to fill the breach created by the impending dissolution of Griswold Ambulance next month. Both town and ambulance company officials said that the agreement would go into effect when Griswold Ambulance shuts down at...
  • A bit of history, a bit of strategy and thoughts on the social safety net with candidate Norm Mosher

    The guy shaking hands down at Newport News Shipbuilding this morning could be one of the more unusual Congressional candidates around -- Norm Mosher, the Democratic challenger in the 1st district, is the only political hopeful Shad Plank's ever heard to...
  • Walgreen to sell drugs under Express Scripts 2015 Medicare plans

    (Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said Walgreen Co would sell prescription drugs under its two Medicare Part D plans for 2015. Beneficiaries of Express Scripts' Medicare Value or Choice plans for 2015...
  • Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge

    Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge
    Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH. The drugstore operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
  • Walgreen merger yields net loss for 4Q

    Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for the fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquistion of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH. The drug store operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
  • Accountability slow to reach rural hospitals

    Accountability slow to reach rural hospitals
    Crawford Memorial Hospital, in rural Robinson, Ill., is the only hospital for miles around. Just like elsewhere, Crawford's doctors deliver babies, perform routine operations and see thousands of patients in the emergency room. But Crawford, along...
  • Price of ride may rise on Broward buses

    Price of ride may rise on Broward buses
    Broward County is poised to raise bus fares — a controversial move that could lead to lower bus ridership just when the county has made a priority of increasing it. The County Commmission debated a two-year set of fare increases for more than an...
  • Obamacare enrollment falls slightly to 7.3 million in August

    Enrollment in health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act dropped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday. The tally represents the first...
  • Politics is a dirty game

    It's going to be a long two months with the same TV ads running every 15 minutes. The Rick Scott campaign is running one that says Charlie Crist was for sale since he was the Republican governor during the Scott Rothstein era. Since he was a Republican at...