A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
07/16/2013 - The Associated Press
CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin pressed federal officials for more needed details Monday as West Virginia faces approaching deadlines for several key components of the health care overhaul.
07/16/2013 - The Dominion Post. By Alex Lang.
MORGANTOWN - Baby Olivia lived only for a few days. According to an Associated Press story, her small body contained narcotics when she was born in Nicholas County earlier this month. Police said her mother used methamphetamines while she was pregnant, causing a heart attack in the ninth month of her pregnancy. She is charged with felony child neglect.
07/16/2013 - The Wall Street Journal. By Melinda Beck.
WASHINGTON, DC - Lowering health-care costs is tougher than improving the quality of care, according to first-year results from a key pilot program under the federal health law.
07/15/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Lori Kersey.
CHARLESTON - West Virginia is asking the federal government for a simplified way to enroll new people onto Medicaid as well as those already eligible for the program during the last three months of this year.
07/15/2013 - The Associated Press
PRINCETON - The Department of Veterans Affairs is bringing new mobile health and tele-health clinics to Mercer County.
07/15/2013 - The Exponent Telegram. By Jim Davis.
CLARKSBURG - A popular ice cream stand in the Adamston section of town was the place to enjoy a cold treat and help local cancer patients Saturday.
07/15/2013 - The Exponent Telegram. By Adam Tobias.
BRIDGEPORT - Law enforcement officials believe the illegal distribution of prescription medication in North Central West Virginia took a hit last week when a Fairmont doctor who has a practice in Bridgeport was arrested for allegedly running what has been described as a deadly pill mill.