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Attorney says state can’t sue for opioid fraud

Posted by   /  November 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun The attorney for a Chandler opioid manufacturer says his firm can’t be sued by the state over its marketing practices because anything it may have done wrong is in the past. In legal filings in Maricopa County Superior Court, Joel Hoxie points out that […]

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Arizona’s high court upholds state’s Medicaid expansion law

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The state’s high court this morning upheld the legality of an assessment on hospitals that helps pay for health care for 400,000 Arizonans. In a unanimous decision, the justices rejected arguments by the attorney for some Republican lawmakers that the levy, approved by the Legislature […]

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Nearly 300 veterans in Arizona committed suicide in 2016, report finds

Posted by   /  November 13, 2017  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By KTAR.COM Veterans in Arizona committed suicide at a rate that was nearly three times higher than the state’s non-veterans in 2016, a recent Arizona State University report found. According to the university, 277 veterans in Arizona committed suicide in 2016, an average of two suicides every three days. In comparison, there were 877 suicides […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] A hospital without patients

Posted by   /  November 12, 2017  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

The cutting edge of health care is tucked off a St. Louis highway exit. And it’s eerily quiet. By Arthur Allen | POLITICO HESTERFIELD, Mo.― Located off a superhighway exit in suburban St. Louis, nestled among locust, elm and sweetgum trees, the Mercy Virtual Care Center has a lot in common with other hospitals. It […]

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Player: Thursday NFL games ‘should be illegal’

Posted by   /  November 10, 2017  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

Numerous injuries in Seattle win over Arizona Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz |USA TODAY Doug Baldwin isn’t hiding his feelings about the NFL’s scheduling of midweek contests. After the Seattle Seahawks incurred a number of injuries in a 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals, the wide receiver said Thursday night games should be banned. “This (expletive) should be […]

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Mohave County: 4 doctors prescribed 6 million opioid pills in 1 year

Posted by   /  November 10, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

  By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Four of Arizona’s top opioid-prescribing doctors are located in sparsely populated Mohave County, an unusual pattern that has Gov. Doug Ducey asking if it might indicate widespread abuse of the pain pills. The four doctors, who were not identified, wrote prescriptions for nearly 6 million pills over […]

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Rose Law Group Hero of the Week: Phoenix high school student battles back from coma to net title-clinching goal in soccer

Posted by   /  November 9, 2017  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

By Richard Obert | AzCentral Sports As he lined up the penalty kick at Gilbert Campo Verde High School, all that entered Jake Sarver’s head was what a great story this would write. Jake had come minutes from death less than two years ago; he had to learn to walk and eat and talk all […]

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Kevin Spacey has entered the sex addiction rehab program at The Meadows clinic in Arizona 

Posted by   /  November 7, 2017  /  Health Care, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Parry | Dailymail.com Shamed Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has checked into a luxury $36,000-a-month rehab center in the Arizona desert to receive treatment for sex addiction, sources tell DailyMail.com. The elite Meadows clinic is popular among celebrities and has treated stars such as Tiger Woods, Elle Macpherson, Kate Moss and Selena Gomez. Last […]

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Movement grows in East Valley to curb teen suicides

Posted by   /  November 7, 2017  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune Alarmed by the continuing heartbreak caused by teen suicide, the grassroots movement to fight the problem is expanding throughout the East Valley. The latest example was in Queen Creek, where about 20-25 parents and others seeking to prevent more deaths held a “Kids Count” rally outside Queen Creek […]

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Inside construction’s battle with opioids

Posted by   /  November 6, 2017  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Cameron Sperance and Chuck Sudo for Bisnow/AZBEX The American opioid crisis has been declared a national public health emergency, but the U.S. construction industry does not seem ready to take action regarding its own significant role in the deadly epidemic. The $1T industry has been hit harder than almost any other sector of the […]

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