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A federal jury in Los Angeles found an Anaheim physician and two others guilty this week for their roles in a $1.5-million Medicare fraud scheme involving power wheelchairs. At trial, federal prosecutors said that Godwin Onyeabor, 49, an officer at...
Tags: Trials, Medicare, Amgen Inc., FBI, Prosecution
Science trumped politics, but politics may still present problems for teens trying to purchase emergency contraception. “A lot of stuff is going to happen over the next 30 days,” said Dr. Cora Breuner, a pediatric medicine specialist at...
Like a lot of people who follow the gun debate, I was surprised to learn earlier this year that for more than a decade, Congress has made it nearly impossible for our premier federal health research institutions to study gun violence. That became...
WASHINGTON -- Leaders of a House committee probing BioWatch, the nation's troubled system for detecting biological attacks, complained Thursday that administration officials had blocked them from seeing documents held by two senior federal scientists...
Federal authorities say two of Medicare's most-wanted fugitives may be hiding out in Glendale. Healthcare investigators say Karo Gotti Blkhoyan, 32, and Anush Sahakyan, 29, set up a phony medical clinic in South Carolina from 2009 to 2010 and billed for...
Tags: Medicare, Healthcare Policies
Deborah Shapiro decided a few months ago to switch her prescription drug coverage from her former employer's plan to Medicare. The Medicare literature made clear that she could save hundreds of dollars on the various drugs she and her husband required....
A former clinic owner in the Los Angeles area has made Medicare's list of most-wanted fugitives after bilking the federal program for $1.2 million, authorities said. Federal investigators said Won Suk Lee, 44, was an acupuncturist and owner of two...
PolitiCalSen. Darrell Steinberg, the Democratic leader of the state Senate, urged Gov. Jerry Brown to expand the state's public health system as part of the implementation of the federal healthcare overhaul....
Sheriff's official: In the Dec. 13 LATExtra section, a brief news item said that a Los Angeles County sheriff's official who had been blamed for failing to raise alarms about deputy abuse of inmates would be resigning. The item should have included a...
State and federal authorities may have cracked down on unscrupulous mortgage lenders to avoid a repeat of the housing market meltdown, but there are still plenty of companies that are eager to dupe people into taking out bad loans. Exhibit A:...
Tags: Fines, Punishment, Target, Business, CVS Corp.
L.A. NOWConcerns over the hantavirus at Yosemite National Park heightened on Thursday. Two more cases of hantavirus infection were reported, one fatal and the other believed to have originated in the park's high country, marking the first time the outbreak has...
L.A. NOWYosemite National Park has again broadened its outreach regarding a recent outbreak of hantavirus, sending notifications to an additional 230,000 people who stayed in the park since early June....
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