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Jury Convicts Los Angeles Physician Assistant for Stealing Doctor's Identity and Defrauding Medicare in $7.7 Million Scheme

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted a physician assistant late yesterday for his role in a $7.7 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O'Brien of the Cen...

Glaucoma: Silently Stealing Sight from Millions

As you read this sentence, you could be going blind and not know it. Silently, without symptoms, Glaucoma could be stealing your sight, and there is no cure//. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology and its partner the American Glaucoma Society strongly ...

American Association for Homecare Supports Crackdown on Medicare Scammers in Houston, Boston, New York, Louisiana

...ess and timelines. 12) Increase Penalties and Fines for Fraud Congress should establish more severe penalties for instances of buying or stealing beneficiaries' Medicare numbers or physicians' provider numbers that may be used to defraud the government. 13) Establish More Rigorous Qua...

'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Four-Time World Series Champ Darryl Strawberry

...eries Championships; won the Silver Slugger Award twice; and was only the tenth player in MLB history to join the 30/30 club, hitting 39 home runs and stealing 36 bases in 1987 while with the Mets. However, his future in baseball looked uncertain in 1998, when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. In thi...

SailPoint and Cyber-Ark Partner to Prevent Insider Threats

...s is peppered with disgruntled or dishonest employees hijacking a company's network, planting malware bombs to disable the entire IT infrastructure or stealing sensitive customer data. Many of these security breaches can be pinpointed to a privileged account, but only after the damage is done. By partnering w...

American Association for Homecare Supports Expanded Federal Efforts by DOJ and HHS to Combat Medicare Fraud

...ls process and timelines. Increase Penalties and Fines for Fraud. Congress should establish more severe penalties for instances of buying or stealing beneficiaries' Medicare numbers or physicians' provider numbers that may be used to defraud the government. Establish More Rigorous Quality S...

American Association for Homecare Applauds Senate 'STOP' Act, Which Aims to Prevent Medicare Fraud and Abuse

...als process and timelines. Increase Penalties and Fines for Fraud Congress should establish more severe penalties for instances of buying or stealing beneficiaries' Medicare numbers or physicians' provider numbers that may be used to defraud the government. Establish More Rigorous Quality S...

American Association for Homecare Applauds Senate Subcommittee Efforts to Prevent Waste and Fraud in Medicare; Association Presents 13-Point Legislative Plan to Stop Waste and Fraud

...als process and timelines. Increase Penalties and Fines for Fraud: Congress should establish more severe penalties for instances of buying or stealing beneficiaries' Medicare numbers or physicians' provider numbers that may be used to defraud the government. Establish More Rigorous Quality St...

Suppressing the compulsion to steal

...feels pleasure with certain addictive behaviors. They found that after eight weeks of treatment, naltrexone was able to reduce the urges to steal and stealing behavior in people with kleptomania. Its side effects were generally mild. Corresponding author Dr. Jon E. Grant further discusses the findings: "...

Drug commonly used for alcoholism, drug addiction, curbs urges of compulsive stealers

...an average of at least one hour a week stealing. Those who took the drug Naltrexone (mean dose of 117mg/day) reported significantly greater decline in stealing behavior compared to those taking placebo. The research is published in the April 1 issue of the Journal of Biological Psychiatry . "It gets rid...
Stealing in Medical Technology

New Pharma Business Model Increases Pressure on Staff Communicating Trial Data

...s. Marketers see coordination and timing activities as top challenges. One interviewed marketing executive states, "we have to worry about competitors stealing your thunder, but also worry about physicians forgetting what our trial was about." According to a Best Practices, LLC benchmarking study, the marke...

Gene Therapy Improves Vision in Patients with Congenital Retinal Disease

... congenital amaurosis (LCA), for 18 years. LCA is a group of inherited blinding diseases that damages light receptors in the retina. It usually begins stealing sight in early childhood and causes total blindness during a patient's twenties or thirties. Currently, there is no treatment for LCA. "Patients' ...

Clinical Trial Best Practices: Savvy Marketers Plan Ahead with Early Communication Strategies

...challenges for pharmaceutical companies when communicating trial data. One interviewed marketing executive states, "we have to worry about competitors stealing your thunder, but also worry about physicians forgetting what our trial was about." According to a Best Practices, LLC benchmarking study, the marke...

Stanford Study Finds No Conclusive Benefit From Treating Kleptomania With Medication

...reatment for certain patients. More than 1.2 million people in the United States are thought to suffer from kleptomania, the guilt-ridden, impulsive stealing of inexpensive and unneeded items. The condition differs from shoplifting, in which the action is usually planned and motivated by need or monetary ga...
Stealing in Biological News

Is that sea otter stealing your lunch -- or making it?

This release is available in French. Hunted to near extinction, sea otters are making a steady comeback along the Pacific coast. Their reintroduction, however, is expected to reduce the numbers of several key species of commercially valuable shellfish dramatically, such as sea urchins and ...

Dancing 'adatoms' help chemists understand how water molecules split

...row, a row oxygen can serve as the middleman, handing over a hydrogen from the water molecule to the adatom. Again, two hydroxyls form, one ultimately stealing both hydrogens (with the help of the middleman) and zipping away as water. If the incoming water molecule has been stripped, the adatom appears to hav...

New book plants seed for biodiverse food production

...al farmers. "Pharmaceutical corporations are privatizing and patenting the genes of plants to sell for profit," she continues. "It is actually the stealing of plants that were once shared and given as gifts from indigenous farmers throughout 7,000 years of agriculture." Thompson says the corporate pil...

A bee's future as queen or worker may rest with parasitic fly

...ts host. This is accomplished by cleptoparasitism in this case fly larvae stealing food from the developing immature bees. The researchers found that smaller...ior . "Here the parasite is not living inside another animal, but is still stealing resources from the host. "We think these fly parasites are not affecting...

Getting wise to the influenza virus' tricks

...rase - the enzyme that copies its genetic material and helps to produce more viruses. One component of the polymerase, called PB2, plays a key role in stealing an important tag from host cell RNA molecules to direct the protein production machinery towards the synthesis of viral proteins. Researchers of the g...

14-year-old CEO makes chemistry a game with 'Elementeo'

...out clashing! Samar received $500 in seed money from the California Association of the Gifted (CAG) to develop a prototype of Elementeo. Now, after stealing the show at the entrepreneur conference TiECON in mid-2007, Samar hopes to get the financial backing he needs to mass produce Elementeo. You are no...

Dogs keep dying: Many owners unaware of toxic dog food

...ive; five are still being treated. Dogs that have survived had consumed a smaller amount of the food than dogs that died, Center said. "Some dogs were stealing food from the kitchen counter. Others just stopped eating the food and begged for treats. Unfortunately, some owners used gravy and other mixers to en...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...ondors starting getting rarer and hence more valuable as collector's items," Chamberlain says. "So people started shooting them for their feathers and stealing the eggs. That pushed them right to the brink of extinction until they hardly had any food left." By the 1980s, only two-dozen condors remained in ...

A vaccine to kill tapeworm

...ourne, Australia, targets a tapeworm called Taenia solium. The adult form, caught from eating undercooked pork, grows only inside the human intestine, stealing nutrients from the host. This can be debilitating. But far worse is what can happen if people swallow any of the microscopic eggs shed in vast numb...
Stealing in Biological Technology

Immune system protein starves 'staph' bacteria

...its staph growth and that it does this by binding chelating nutrient metals, specifically manganese and zinc. It basically starves the bacteria by stealing its food, Skaar said. Calprotectin makes up about half of the internal content of neutrophils, the primary immune cells that respond to a staph infe...

Communicating Clinical Trial Data: Timing Remains Key Challenge for Marketing Teams

... of clinical trials. Marketers, who have the primary responsibility for communicating the results of clinical trials, need to "worry about competitors stealing your thunder, but also worry about physicians forgetting what your trial was about," states one interviewed executive. According to a Best Practices,...

Are You Prepared To Lose Your Identity?

...s they can hack) and war-chalking (using chalk to mark the hot spots) and using antennas to boost the range of their hacking by 2,000 feet - hackers stealing credit card numbers from Best Buy stores that were using unprotected wireless systems to transmit the numbers, and - people using camera phones to p...

Twenty ways you can tell this campaign has finally pushed you over the edge

...e because you want the free cigarettes. 16. You hope the state of Florida screws up again so this whole thing can drag into December. 17. You're stealing other people's yard signs because you're envious of the color schemes. 18. You think the result of the Green Bay Packers' game against the Washingt...

Lamenting the loss of leisure

...I am not for one minute deriding these advances. Rather, Im lamenting the loss of leisure. Or, perhaps it is the misalignment of priorities that is stealing our time. Consider: How often have you been late for an occasion with family or friends because you just wanted to check e-mail before you left?...

CIOs could keep companies out of hot water in court

...system's users are employees, the problems don't end there. Employees can bring in personal devices that accidentally cause problems, or could even be stealing information from their employers. "Know your enemy," said Paul Congdon, CTO of ProCurve by HP . He said keeping the outside entry points to a netw...

New DMV tool never forgets a face

...puter matches "like images" based on the algorithm. The DMV uses facial recognition to do a one-to-one match, which helps prevent an impostor from stealing an identity that already has been established with DMV. If someone comes in and tries to get a duplicate driver's license under a certain name - their...

Defining the X-factor: What is an ounce of software worth?

...ement has to actually let the data shape decisions, or FPA is a waste of time. Maybe Howard Aiken was right when he said, Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. Adopting Function Point Analysis Effective adoption sho...
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