• Rally protests Patriot bankruptcy plan

    by  • April 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Fourteen people have been arrested in St. Louis after another rally in opposition to Patriot Coal’s bankruptcy plan. Hundreds of miners and supporters gathered today to plant 1,000 white crosses in Kiener Plaza to honor the memory of those who died at coal mines operated by three St. Louis coal companies — Patriot, Peabody...

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    Doctors ask for medical marijuana legalization

    by  • April 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Nearly 250 physicians are calling on Illinois lawmakers to legalize the use of marijuana for patients with serious illnesses. Three physicians spoke during a news conference today. They say marijuana can be a safer and more effective treatment than narcotics for patients with diseases such as cancer and HIV. The Illinois House is expected...

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    Feds: Doctors may have done unneeded tracheotomies

    by  • April 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An investigation of a Chicago hospital includes allegations it may have performed unnecessary tracheotomies to pull in additional revenue. Authorities today arrested Sacred Heart Hospital’s owner Edward Novak, as well as another executive and four doctors in an alleged kickback conspiracy. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the alleged scheme involved kickbacks for the referral...

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