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Nursing Home Neglect – Department Fails to Investigate

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A month after firing the state’s top nursing home regulator without explanation and disciplining another, the Illinois Department of Public Health acknowledged Friday that the agency did not investigate complaints of neglect and abuse for nearly 3½ months during the coronavirus pandemic. Chicago Tribune

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Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths

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AP (June 18, 2020): Nursing home residents account for nearly 1 in 10 of all the coronavirus cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data released Thursday. As federal data collection becomes more robust, a clearer picture is emerging of… Read More »

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Nursing Homes Toss Out Patients

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Many of the evictions, known as involuntary discharges, appear to violate federal rules that require nursing homes to place residents in safe locations and to provide them with at least 30 days’ notice before forcing them to leave. While the popular conception of nursing homes is of places where elderly people live, much of… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court: Declines Gun-Rights Challenges

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 15th, declined to take up a spate of gun-rights challenges. The Washington Post reports that the court declined nearly a dozen challenges against various gun restrictions, including a law in New Jersey requiring gun permit applicants to show a “justifiable need” before carrying a gun in public…. Read More »

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Federal DC Circuit Court Rejects Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads

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Federal DC Circuit Court rejects requiring drug prices in TV Ads Reuters reports that on Tuesday, June 16th, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit “upheld a ruling that struck down a Trump administration rule that required pharmaceutical companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertisements.”… Read More »

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Its All In The Game – Health Care Prices

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How can a simple coronavirus test cost $100 in one lab and 2,200 percent more in another? It comes back to a fundamental fact about the American health care system: The government does not regulate health care prices. This tends to have two major outcomes that health policy experts have seen before, and are… Read More »

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Can Employees Refuse to Return to Work Because of COVID-19?

By Wm Faber Ltd. |

The National Law Review (May 27, 2020): Parts of the country have begun the process of returning to work, in places where COVID-19 infection rates have flattened or shown a decline. But the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 remains, and some employers may be faced with parts of their workforces refusing to return… Read More »

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Civic Education Has Fallen By The Wayside

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In his 2019 year-end report on the federal judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said that “civic education has fallen by the wayside,” and added, “In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to understand our government, and the protections… Read More »

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The Postal Service Fired Thousands of Workers for Getting Injured While Delivering and Processing Your Mail

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ProPublica (February 24, 2020): One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared with pain and went limp by her side. The tray crashed and sent envelopes… Read More »

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Big Pharmacies Put Patients at Risk

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Many pharmacists at companies like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens have described understaffed and chaotic workplaces where they said it had become difficult to perform their jobs safely, putting the public at risk of medication errors. They struggle to fill prescriptions, give flu shots, tend the drive-through, answer phones, work the register, counsel patients… Read More »

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