12/12/2013 - The Register-Herald. By Pamela Pritt.
CHARLESTON - West Virginia students need better nutrition and more recess time, experts told the Legislature’s joint committee on Children and Families Tuesday. The cost of the status quo, according to one of those experts, is staggering.
12/12/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Phil Kabler.
CHARLESTON - A ranking legislator called Wednesday for the Department of Health and Human Resources to halt the bidding process for a contract to manage non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid patients, so that its impact on local Emergency Medical Service providers and volunteer fire departments can be determined.
12/11/2013 - The State Journal
CHARLESTON - A joint committee on Regional Jail and Correction Facility Authority met Monday morning to hear from the West Virginia Medicaid commissioner.
12/11/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON - It may seem counterintuitive to add a layer of management at the W. Va. Department of Health and Human Resources to improve efficiency - but steps toward reining in an inefficient and largely ineffective DHHR are must-do activities.
12/11/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Phil Kabler
CHARLESTON - Legislation requiring prescriptions for cold and allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine could cost the Public Employees Insurance Agency as much as $4.3 million in additional expenses each year, PEIA executive director Ted Cheatham told legislators Tuesday.
12/11/2013 - WV Metro News
MORGANTOWN - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year on average roughly five to 20 percent of U.S. residents contract the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to flu-related complications. The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy encourages those that have not already done so to get their flu shot this week, which is National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 8-14).
12/11/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Lydia Nuzum.
CHARLESTON - Facing the largest jail bill the county has ever seen, Putnam County commissioners voted Tuesday to contract with a nonprofit group to treat what the county prosecutor sees as the primary problem -- drug addiction.