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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
RobertsIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>