A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
04/09/2013 - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON - Back in 2003, the Legislature created the state Pharmaceutical Cost Management Council in a bold attempt to reduce prescription costs. The effort was backed by medical reformers like former Sen. Dan Foster, D-Kanawha, this newspaper's latest West Virginian of the Year.
04/09/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail. By Candace Nelson.
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Area Medical Center's "Power of Many" campaign to raise $15 million to build a cancer center is nearing the finish line.
04/09/2013 - The Associated Press
CHARLESTON - West Virginia health departments dealing with shrinking federal funding will not be able to charge for HIV testing.
04/08/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Paul Nyden.
CHARLESTON - Religious, community, labor, medical and political leaders gathered at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston Sunday afternoon to urge Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to expand Medicaid coverage in the state.
04/08/2013 - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON - It's time to talk about how we provide and pay for health care. The medical profession can actually accomplish cures now, thanks to a difference brought by the 20th century. Our science and technology are light years ahead of 100 years ago. So the availability of medical care today is not a luxury, but rather a necessity for life.
04/08/2013 - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON - The "drug summits" that have become an annual event in Cabell County since concern over drug trafficking swelled to the surface several years ago have played an important role in the community.
04/08/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail. By Candace Nelson.
CHARLESTON - A local group wants to know how many vending machines your workplace has. And do they offer healthy options? What about nutritional information?