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VIAW Newswire 03.06.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

CWCI Study Measures Outcomes for Claims with Physician-Dispensed Repackaged Drugs

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute study shows that on average, California work injury claims from 2002 through 2011 that involved physician-dispensed repackaged drugs had 17 percent higher medical benefit costs, 13 percent higher indemnity costs and 9 percent more lost-time days than similar claims without physician-dispensed repackaged drugs.

Bill would bar some athletes from California workers’ comp claims

Players for professional sports teams based outside of California would be barred from filing compensation claims for job-related injuries …


The bill would establish home care organizations as being recognized in the health care industry. The bill would prohibit, after January 1, 2016, an entity from arranging for the provision of home care services by a home care aide without first obtaining a license….

California GOP seeks new emphasis on Latino outreach

It was no coincidence that, a few months after Latino voters rejected Republicans at theballot box, delegates poured into a talk on Latino outreach at the California Republican Party Convention in Sacramento this weekend.



Visalia VWR Employees Vote to Join Teamsters Union

On Thursday, February 14th, 68 employees of VWR in Visalia voted affirmatively to join Teamsters Local 948 in an election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. The election punctuates a very high profile and controversial move by the company from the Bay Area to Visalia and continues the Teamsters struggle with the company.

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