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Health and Human Services Sector

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Got Migraines? Try Botox, Says Irvine Drugmaker

    ​There's some good news and bad news for Allergan, Inc. Bad news: The Irvine-based pharmaceutical company tops the list of Department of Justice fraud settlements in the 2010 fiscal year, having lost $600 million in an October lawsuit that accused them of marketing Botox for "off-label" uses.Good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Judge Greenlights $600 Million Fine Against Irvine-Based Maker of Botox

    ​Allergan, Inc.'s misleading marketing cost them big time. A judge this week approved the $600 million fine feds previously announced against the Irvine-based pharmaceutical company whose most popular product is Botox. But don't cry too hard for Allergan: Botox earns the company $1.3 billion in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    National Cardio Labs Settles Whistleblower Suit for $3.6 Million

    ​An Orange County heart-monitoring service will pay $3.6 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the company defrauded government health care programs, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles announced. National Cardio Labs LLC was based in Santa Ana, Aliso Viejo and then Irvin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Duane Roberts, Anaheim Activist, Announces U.S. Sentate Run

    Roberts​If a former community organizer can become president of the United States, why can't a community organizer become a U.S. senator?Longtime Anaheim activist Duane Roberts announced that he will file papers with the Orange County Registrar of Voters today to put his name on the June primary b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    UPDATED: Daryn Peterson, Fake Doctor Boosted in Register Story, Sentenced to Jail and Probation

    ​Daryn Peterson, who was convicted in December of posing as a doctor and claiming to heal serious or incurable diseases including cancer and AIDS, was sentenced today to 270 days in jail and five years probation, and is prohibited from working in any medical field or selling any vitamins or pharma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    UC Irvine Seeks to Cut Through Healthcare Reform Bullshit

    The AFL-CIO convention in Pittrburgh voted last night to endorse single-payer, universal healthcare for all Americans, and rU.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) just trotted out to reporters his bill to provide non-single-payer, non-universal healthcare for not-quite-all Americans. Coincidence? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    The Other Side of the Health-Care Debate Strikes Back

    The other side of the health-care debate (think opposite of Fox News' town hall criers) has come out swinging of late.California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee just issued a statement with the provocative title, "California's Real Death Panels: Insurers Deny 21% of Claims." ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009

    Jurassic Park

    Fox Fullerton Theatre

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    OC Hospital That Sued Doctor Drops Suit, Now Owes $2.7 million

    Two years ago, Integrated HealthCare Holdings, Inc, (IHHI), which owns Chapman Medical Center, Coastal Communities Hospital, and the Western Medical Centers in Anaheim and Santa Ana, filed a lawsuit against one of its own doctors. Dr. Anil Shaw had the temerity to question the company's dedication t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 14: Weekend and Monday B.S.

    Orange County Register: Octo-Mom took spawn from her oldest litters to Knott's Berry Farm on Saturday and Disneyland the day before, and all she got were crummy t-shirts reading: "More kids have passed through my log fume than Knott's" and "Your Kaiser co-pays help ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    All Class

    UCI Jazz Orchestra

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Obama Lets the Nuns at St. Joseph's Have It

    There seems to be some confusion out there regarding a band of courageous Catholic nuns turned anti-union, the staff who now work at their multi-hospital system and the big union trying to organize them. Just to add more spice to the mix, Barack Obama has now chimed in, calling on the Sisters of S ... More >>

  • Features

    November 29, 2007

    Sister Knows Best

    If the nuns in charge of the St. Joseph Health System are so pro-labor,why are some of their employees determined to unionize?

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    A Union-Busting Habit

    The sisters who run St. Joseph Health System are often pro-labor—but apparently not at their hospitals

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2007

    Little Hoover, Big Problem

    The Little Hoover Commission* (the bipartisan, independent state commission dedicated to "promoting economy, efficiency and improved service in the transaction of public business") has issued a new report on the state prison system, one that neatly dovetails with recent Blotter posts on sentencing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    MoveOn vs. Rohrabacher

    This just in, from MoveOn.org: Rep. Rohrabacher Accepts $40,785.00 From Drug Companies; Puts Drug Company Profits Ahead of Seniors Huntington Beach MoveOn Members Urge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to Cancel May 15th Medicare Sign-Up Deadline Constituents will hold "Caught Red-Handed Check Deliveries" out ... More >>

  • Features

    September 8, 2005
  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Time for a Plan B

    Do you have your morning-after pill?

  • Columns

    October 19, 2000
  • Columns

    October 19, 2000
  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Honk if You Hate HMOS!

    One-woman protest against PacifiCare becomes curbside crusade

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    The Bullet-Proof HMO

    How the federal government helps shield health-maintenance organizations from negligence suits

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Unhealthy incomes

    Too many of OCs best-paid executives work for HMOs

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