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06/26/2013 - Weirton Daily Times. By Warren Scott.
WELLSBURG - State Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin visited the Brooke County Drug Court Monday to offer encouragement to graduates and praise for the local judicial and probation officials for their efforts to divert offenders involved with drug abuse from a life of crime.
06/26/2013 - The Washington Post. By Mary Agnes Carey.
WASHINGTON, DC - Overly aggressive practices of contractors charged with recovering inappropriate Medicare payments are causing headaches for hospitals and patients, hospital executives told the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.
06/25/2013 - The State Journal
HUNTINGTON - New legislation signed into law could pave the way for new educational opportunities and modernization of pharmacy practice in the state, according to officials with the Marshall University School of Pharmacy.
06/25/2013 - Metro News
CHARLESTON - West Virginia Auditor Glen Gainer has settled an ethics complaint stemming from his participation in online Visa commercials.
06/25/2013 - The Times West Virginian
MORGANTOWN - When there’s an accident in the county, a rescue squad responds to the scene. Most of the time, as trained medical professionals, they have the skills and tools they need to save lives as they rush patients to the hospital.
06/25/2013 - The New York Times. By Reed Abelson.
CALIFORNIA - Hoping to cut medical costs, employers are experimenting with a new way to pay for health care, telling workers that their company health plan will pay only a fixed amount for a given test or procedure, like a CT scan or knee replacement.
06/25/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Lydia Nuzum.
SCOTT DEPOT - The Putnam County Board of Health voted unanimously to lay off its entire staff Monday, pending approval from the state's Division of Personnel.