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Ventura, CA | Free Online Seminar On Oct. 21 Examines The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic And Treatment Options

Ventura, CA | Free Online Seminar On Oct. 21 Examines The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic And Treatment Options

(Ventura, California) The coronavirus pandemic is not our nation’s only current public health crisis. The country’s opioid addiction epidemic is another ongoing healthcare challenge that continues to affect thousands of Americans.                      Community Memorial Health System recognizes that addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease that […]

Record 4.3 Million People Quit Their Jobs In August As Workers See Opportunity In Chaotic Labor Market

Record 4.3 Million People Quit Their Jobs In August As Workers See Opportunity In Chaotic Labor Market

Harry Wilmerding A record 4.3 million Americans quit their job in August as retail and bar and restaurant industries saw the largest surge in employees who left their positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. Roughly 2.9% of the workforce left their jobs in August, a jump of 242,000 from July’s […]

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California Has 6th Most Government Debt Per Capita

California Has 6th Most Government Debt Per Capita

The COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous impacts on state and local governments by reducing tax revenue, causing widespread unemployment, and increasing healthcare costs. In addition to reducing spending and, in some cases, raising taxes, state governments have relied on debt to address their budget shortfalls during the pandemic. According to data from the U.S. Census […]

Prescription Drug Prices: Politicians Are All Talk, No Action

Prescription Drug Prices: Politicians Are All Talk, No Action

by Thomas L. Knapp On July 26, 2020, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order under which the US government’s Medicare Part D program would have negotiated lower prescription drug prices based on an “International Price Index.” Implementation of the order was delayed pending counter-proposals from Big Pharma, but the Democratic response was swift. […]

Community Memorial Health System Earns National Recognition For Efforts To Improve Stroke Treatment

Community Memorial Health System Earns National Recognition For Efforts To Improve Stroke Treatment

(Ventura, California) Community Memorial Health System has once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for a commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. CMHS earned the Get with The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award […]

Rising Health Insurance Trend Requires Rx Rebate Reform

Rising Health Insurance Trend Requires Rx Rebate Reform

PRESS RELEASE California Access Coalition (SACRAMENTO, CA) – Le Ondra Clark Harvey, Executive Director of the California Access Coalition, issued the following statement today in response to the health care industry’s ongoing shift to high-deductible health plans: “Rebates were originally designed to lower costs for patients. Now, they’re used as leverage in determining where a drug […]

Executive Orders: This is Trump’s Brain on Drugs

Executive Orders: This is Trump’s Brain on Drugs

    By Thomas L. Knapp On July 24, US president Donald Trump signed four executive orders with an eye toward altering the way prescription drugs are priced and purchased in the United States. Three of the four orders embody good ideas that accord with the goals of think tanks supposedly supporting “free-market policy solutions” […]

New Report Finds California Has 2nd Fewest Healthcare Workers

New Report Finds California Has 2nd Fewest Healthcare Workers

    Self.Inc The coronavirus outbreak has called into question the nation’s preparedness to respond to and mitigate health crises. As the number of presumptive and confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to increase, hospitals across the country face shortages of equipment, personnel, and beds. While the pandemic is highlighting shortcomings of the U.S. healthcare system overall, […]

Veterans Healthcare Greater Los Angeles | On The Move!

Veterans Healthcare Greater Los Angeles | On The Move!

The VA Gardena Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is being transferred from the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) to the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS). This change will allow VALBHS the opportunity to serve Veterans along their northern most border. In addition, this transfer allows VAGLAHS to more readily and easily manage the […]

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