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Medicare Fighting Painkiller Abuse
2011-12-14 13:23:38

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is directing Medicare prescription drug plans to withhold payments for popular painkillers when they suspect patient abuse.

2011-10-19 03:56:29

A Congressional watchdog report issued Monday Oct. 17 raises troubling questions for taxpayers about a proposed five-year block buy of 40 rocket booster cores being advocated by the rockets’ manufacturer, United Launch Alliance (ULA). ULA is a joint venture between aerospace giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

Senators Claim $150 Million Of Tax Dollars Used In 'Drug Dealing'
2011-10-05 04:38:58

A new government report says prescription drug abuse by elderly and disabled beneficiaries of Medicare cost about $150 million in 2008.

2011-08-02 07:00:00

CHANGZHOU, China, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Kanghui Holdings (NYSE: KH) ("Kanghui" or the "Company"), a leading domestic developer, manufacturer and marketer of orthopedic implants in China, today announced the appointment of Ms.

2011-08-01 16:47:00

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2011-07-13 13:00:00

Following Congressional Hearing, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Recommends Strengthening Data on Child Fatalities to Improve Prevention and Reduce Deaths WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A congressional hearing held on July 12 about child deaths due to maltreatment called on national experts to explain why the number of child deaths has been undercounted.