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Study Examines California Worker’s Comp Prescription Drug Outcomes Under New Formulary
July 20, 2018
A new analysis offers a preliminary look at Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review outcomes involving pharmaceutical requests for California injured workers since the state implemented a workers’ compensation formulary in January. The anal …

UK Government Officials Identify Security Risks with Huawei’s Telecom Equipment
July 20, 2018
Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain’s telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday. The assessment, made in a report signed off by Britain’s GCHQ spy agency …

Blaze at Chicago-Area Condo Complex Displaces Hundreds
July 20, 2018
Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban Chicago condominium complex. About 150 firefighters from 50 departments near Prospect Heights battled the fire, which Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith said began about 1:30 p.m. Wednesd …

Baker Appointed Assistant VP at RHSB in Texas
July 20, 2018
Texas-based independent insurance brokerage firm, RHSB, has added Mike Baker as assistant vice president. He will be a part of the growing Commercial Property & Casualty sales practice. Baker has over a decade of experience assisting commercial c …

Explosion, Fire at Oklahoma Disposal Well Injures 3
July 20, 2018
Central Oklahoma authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal well. Kingfisher County emergency management officials say the explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater disposal …

Ohio Chemical Plant Explodes, Catches Fire, Prompts Evacuations
July 20, 2018
An Ohio chemical manufacturing plant has exploded and caught fire, prompting authorities to evacuate a large area around it. Emerald Performance Materials says it evacuated the plant in Akron and notified the fire department after the Wednesday after …

Arkansas Approves Rules with Opioid Prescription Limits
July 20, 2018
An Arkansas panel has given final approval to regulations that will require doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid pain medication to follow guidelines meant to limit potential abuse, including exploring alternative treatments and limiting prescr …

Alaska Cannabis Festival Under Investigation for Allowing Pot Consumption
July 20, 2018
Organizers of an Alaska cannabis festival who allowed adult participants to consume pot in public are facing an investigation and possible fine. The director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will recommend a penalty for Alaska Hempf …

$10M Award to Man Hit By Garbage Truck Reinstated by Oregon Court
July 20, 2018
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial judge shouldn’t have reduced a jury’s award to a man whose leg was severed by a garbage truck in downtown Portland. In reinstating the award, the Appeals Court said the …

Montana Jury Awards $300K in Youth Center Sex Abuse Case
July 20, 2018
A Montana jury has awarded $300,000 to a mother who claimed a Billings youth treatment center failed to protect her son from being sexually abused by other residents. The Billings Gazette reports the jury awarded the damages Wednesday on claims …

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