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2011-04-06 02:58:00

BALTIMORE, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CMS Headquarters -- CRE has just requested that the HHS Inspector General investigate and issue a decision stating that CMS must release the financial standards for competitive bidding, see the attachment hereto. I am here to ask you today to write the IG, but not as a member of PAOC, instead as an individual. Speaking for yourself, not PAOC you should make the following points: (1) Since PAOC has never issued a report in its history...

2011-01-24 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, today announced that its regionally accredited academic institution, Ashford University, received the Final Audit Report from the U.S. Department of Education's (DOE) Office of Inspector General (OIG) covering the University's administration of Title IV, Higher Education Act programs. In its Final Audit...

2010-12-23 00:00:54

Agency announces new measures that will better ensure humane treatment of cattle presented for processing Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 22, 2010 The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced several measures that will better ensure the humane treatment and slaughter of all cattle presented for processing at FSIS-inspected facilities. "Under this Administration, we have significantly strengthened our ability to enforce the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, but...

2010-12-17 14:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Main Line Animal Rescue, the organization featured on Oprah's groundbreaking puppy mill show, now hopes to bring attention to the USDA's refusal to protect dogs in our nation's commercial dog breeding facilities by putting their message on a transit bus in the nation's capital. Their message is clear: Why is the USDA Bending Over Backwards to Accommodate Our Nation's Puppy Mills? A report from the Office of Inspector General, released...

2010-11-17 08:10:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- K-V Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa/KVb) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with US Healthcare I, L.L.C. and US Healthcare II, L.L. C. (together, the "Lenders") affiliates of New York-based Centerbridge Partners, L.P ("Centerbridge") for a senior secured debt financing package of up to $120 million consisting of (1) a fully funded $60 million term loan (the "Bridge Loan") that will retire the previously announced $20 million...

2010-09-30 16:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the second phase in major reforms to its pattern of violations process, which includes tougher provisions for mines with chronic and persistent violations of significant health and safety regulations. This announcement coincides with the release of an independent analysis prepared by the Labor Department's Office of Inspector General: "In 32 years MSHA...

2010-09-07 09:19:00

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergent, an award-winning small business and IT solutions provider, today announced it has been awarded a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for the purchase of Adobe® Connect(TM) web conferencing software and other associated Adobe Systems Incorporated collaboration solutions by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The BPA provides DOT a cost-effective, streamlined procurement mechanism for Adobe Connect. The...

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2010-08-10 06:20:00

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's laboratory has more than 3200 forensic DNA cases in its backlog, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG). "Our review determined that as of March 2010, the FBI Laboratory had a backlog of 3,211 forensic DNA cases. Given the FBI Laboratory's current rate of work, no new staff, and without any new cases, it would take the FBI Laboratory about 2 years to eliminate its existing forensic DNA...

2010-07-16 08:55:00

Early Morning Takedown Leads to Arrests, Charges and Execution of Search Warrants in Miami; Baton Rouge, La.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Houston WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-four people have been charged for their alleged participation in schemes to collectively submit more than $251 million in false claims to the Medicare program in the continuing operation of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Miami; Baton Rouge, La.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Houston,...

2010-05-21 14:25:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and one of its former member hospitals, The Christ Hospital, have agreed to pay the United States $108 million to settle claims that they violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act by paying unlawful remuneration to doctors in exchange for referring cardiac patients to The Christ Hospital in a pay-to-play scheme, the Justice Department announced today. The United States alleged that...