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VIAW Newswire 04.16.13

Posted on 16 May 2013 by admin

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California lawmakers target prescription drug abuse

There has already been a fair amount of attention in Sacramento to prescription drug abuse — earlier this year, grieving parents testified that the California Medical Board hasn’t done enough to crack down on unscrupulous doctors who over-prescribe. Today the Legislature is taking up bills to deal with the issue.

CA State Fund Releases 2012 Annual Report

San Francisco, CA – State Fund’s Annual Report for 2012 was recently released online. The report shows a significant increase in net income for California’s largest workers’ comp insurer. For 2012, State Fund’s income before dividends totaled $458 million, which was $279 million more than the prior year.

San Francisco Cable Car Accidents Costs Millions

Cable cars average about an accident a month and routinely rank among the most accident-prone mass transportation modes in the country per vehicle mile traveled annually, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Over the last 10 years, city officials have reported 126 accidents injuring 151 people.

Nevada Sends Hundreds of Mentally Ill Patients to California, Other States
According to the Bee‘s review of bus receipts kept by the Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services, the number of patients with mental illnesses sent by Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas to other cities via Greyhound bus increased by 66% from 2009 to 2012.

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