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Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA
WASHINGTON — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA ...
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press FULL STORY
Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring
Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of a push to become more efficient while it fights a hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals. The Irvine, California, company said Monday it plans to trim about 1,500 employees and around 250 vacant positions as it r...
By Tom Murphy The Associated Press FULL STORY
Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says
WASHINGTON — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-...
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam photos settlement
BALTIMORE — A “rogue” gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world’s top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls. Dr. Nikita Levy was fired after 25 years with the Johns Hopkins Health System in Bal...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Governor signs board changes to Covered California
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California’s health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members. The governor’s office announced Monday that he signed AB972 by Democratic Sen. Norma Torres of Pomona. She said her bill responds to con...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Law OKs underage wine and beer tasting in colleges
SACRAMENTO — Aspiring brewers and winemakers in college can legally taste — but not swallow — their products starting winter semester. Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1989 on Monday to fix a situation that prevented some students from graduating in four years. The bill’s author Democratic Asse...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
This Day in History
In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina. In 1796, Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleaveland. In 1893, Wellesley College professor Katharine Lee Bates visited the summit of Pikes Peak, where she wa...

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