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Washington State Attorney General Secures Guilty pleas in Medicaid fraud cases totaling $137,000

OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) recently secured guilty pleas against four healthcare providers in four separate Medicaid fraud cases around the state, bringing more than $137,000 back to the state’s Medicaid program. “The Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit helps ensure that dollars allocated for Medicaid services are […]

Fukushima Fallout Radionuclides in Air, Rain and Food from San Francisco Bay Area

“This diary is the latest in a series that aim to understand what the likely impact of Fukushima sourced radionuclides will be on ecosystem and human health on the North American west coast.  Herein, I report on a newly published, open-access study by Smith et al. (2014) in the Journal of Environmental Protection who studied […]

The U.S. Has the Most Expensive, Least Effective Health Care System

http://io9.com/the-u-s-has-the-most-expensive-least-effective-health-1591403515 By George Dvorsky  June16,2014 A survey released today by the Commonwealth Fund ranks the United States dead last in the quality of its healthcare system compared to ten other developed nations. At the same time, it’s also the most expensive in the world. Frustratingly, the new report (pdf) shows that the U.S. is not […]

Washington State Department of Health State Disciplines Health Care Providers

For immediate release:  July 28, 2014   (14-109) Contact:  Media inquiries: Kelly Stowe, Communications Office 360-236-4022 Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service   360-236-4700 State disciplines health care providers   OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state. The department’s Health Systems Quality […]

California Medical Marijuana Users Link to Delivery Services with Eaze

Medical marijuana users link to delivery services with Eaze by Carolyn Said S.F. Chronicle Tap your smartphone to summon delivery of medical marijuana, arriving more quickly than a Domino’s pizza. That’s the vision for a San Francisco startup launching Tuesday that says it wants to be the “Uber of pot.” Eaze ( http://www.eazeup.com) says it has […]

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Nebraska Disaster Declaration

Release date: July 28, 2014 Release Number: 14-056-FS Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s disaster declaration issued for the State of Nebraska. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Payment of not less than […]

Washington State Pot Farmers in State Driving a Bumpy Road to Market

Pot farmers in state driving a bumpy road to market By Bob Young Seattle Times staff reporter Originally published July 26, 2014 at 8:02 PM | Page modified July 27, 2014 at 12:03 AM   Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times AuricAG sales director Joby Sewell checks the labeling inside the drying room where the […]

Japan: Fall Restart for Sendai Nuclear Reactors in Kagoshima Pref. Eyed

Fall Restart for Sendai Nuclear Reactors in Kagoshima Pref. Eyed The Yomiuri Shimbun The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday approved a draft safety screening report that concluded safety measures for the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant meet new safety standards, paving the way for restart […]

Japan: Iodine Distributed to Residents Near Sendai Nuclear Plant

From NHK World News Jul. 27, 2014 – Updated 04:57 UTC Iodine distributed to residents near nuclear plant Government officials in communities near the off-line Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture have distributed iodine tablets to residents. Preparations are underway to restart the plant. A disaster preparedness plan developed by Kagoshima Prefecture says about […]

Legalize Marijuana at Federal Level, Urge New Yorlk Tiimes Editors

RT.Com July 27, 2014 Legalize Marijuana at Federal Level, Urge NYT Editors Legalize marijuana now, or face the kind of chaos of the prohibition era in the US, says none other than The New York Times. The newspaper lays out concrete reasons why all-out legalization is the best move. “There are no perfect answers to […]

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