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BP wants a federal judge to order restitution — plus interest — of what it says are hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments to some businesses that claimed losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

In a Friday court filing, BP points to a revised policy for calculating losses that was approved by a U.S. federal court in May.

Published in BP Oil Spill

The troubled Veterans Affairs health care system is plagued by a "corrosive culture" of mismanagement and distrust that has had significant negative impacts on medical treatment for veterans, according to a White House review.  

A summary of the review, which was done by deputy White House chief of staff Rob Nabors and released Friday, says the environment within the Veterans Health Administration hurt morale and affected the timeliness of health care, and the division of the department must be restructured.

Published in US NEWS

The troubled Veterans Affairs health care system is plagued by a "corrosive culture" of mismanagement and distrust that has had significant negative impacts on medical treatment for veterans, according to a White House review.  

A summary of the review, which was done by deputy White House chief of staff Rob Nabors and released Friday, says the environment within the Veterans Health Administration hurt morale and affected the timeliness of health care, and the division of the department must be restructured.

Published in US NEWS

Veterans Administration hospitals have spent at least $420 million on solar panels and windmills while vets wait months — or even lay dying — to see a doctor.

In total, VA hospitals reported 23 deaths due to 76 instances of delayed care, an April 2014 VA fact sheet said. Then on June 5, Acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson revealed that at least 18 Phoenix patients died while waiting for treatment on a secret list kept off the books.

Published in US NEWS

Veterans Administration hospitals have spent at least $420 million on solar panels and windmills while vets wait months — or even lay dying — to see a doctor.

In total, VA hospitals reported 23 deaths due to 76 instances of delayed care, an April 2014 VA fact sheet said. Then on June 5, Acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson revealed that at least 18 Phoenix patients died while waiting for treatment on a secret list kept off the books.

Published in US NEWS

Los Angeles Times: State Legislature Tables Bills On Migrant Health Care, Oil Tax, More
Nearly 200 proposals were shelved in the Legislature on Friday, including controversial measures that would have provided health care coverage to people in the country illegally, imposed a tax on oil drilled from the ground and created a voluntary substance-abuse counseling program for doctors (McGreevy and Mason, 5/23).

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may be responsible for up to half of the stillbirths in the areas hardest hit by the storms, according to a new study co-authored byIan Breunig, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) and the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Published in Katrina Anniversary

mental-health-geneticWith almost one-fifth of the Louisiana population reportedly suffering from serious mental illness and other states encountering similar societal issues, scientists might be on a path to helping those having difficult times in coping with life’s difficulties.   

 

Published in Latest Buzz

GreensteinThe Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals joined St. Tammany Parish leaders and area legislators today to announce a final agreement allowing the parish to use the property at Southeast Louisiana Hospital in Mandeville, with Meridian Behavioral Health Services assuming control of inpatient beds at the hospital and outpatient services on the property continuing.

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GNO Inc's Michael Hecht stokes New Orleans region rapid acceleration


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