Health Care & Insurance

Executives make many trips to Washington to argue for 14 years of sales exclusivity for new drugs made from cellsRestricted Content

March 23, 2009
J.K. Wall
Eli Lilly & Co. executives are making many trips to Washington to argue for 14 years of sales exclusivity for new drugs made from cells.
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Our newest smoke-filled workplace: Sadly, it stinksRestricted Content

March 23, 2009
Bruce Hetrick
Hoosiers workers—including those who work at casinos—deserve a healthy, smoke-free workplace.
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Investment losses leave Conseco searching for $400M in horrible environment to raise capitalRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
J.K. Wall
Without fresh capital â?? or loosened debt obligations â?? Carmel-based Conseco could find itself in bankruptcy or looking for a buyer or both.
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Stimulus bill could prompt physician mergersRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
Now that Medicare is calling for all doctors it deals with to use electronic medical records by 2015, the trend of physicians' merging with hospitals or larger groups could hasten.
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Purdue student venture fund invests in Kylin TherapeuticsRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
Purdue University's Student-Managed Venture Fund is betting its bank on West Lafayette-based biotech startup Kylin Therapeutics Inc.
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Health care IT firms rushing to grab share of stimulusRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
J.K. Wall
The stimulus bill has prompted Indiana businesses and not-for-profits that deal in medical records to look for partners to help them meet the challenge of making those records electronic in five years.
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Wells leaves as Medicaid chief with cost-cutting plan in limboRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
Dr. Jeff Wells is moving on from the Indiana Medicaid program even as a $40 million cost-savings plan he spearheaded faces a threat in the Legislature.
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Let's set record straight on benefitsRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
The insurance industry and [Indiana] Chamber of Commerce are providing misleading and untruthful statements to employers and their insured members about assignment of benefits.
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Nursing home column was on targetRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
I want to commend [Tawn Parent's Feb. 16 column] about overseeing a loved one's care while in a nursing home or rehab facility.
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AIT Laboratories named 'Small Business of the Year'Restricted Content

March 2, 2009
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Indianapolis-based health care research and testing firm AIT Laboratories its 2009 Small Business of the Year.
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Lilly relying on technology to spot management talentRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
Scott Olson
An electronic succession-planning system created by Eli Lilly & Co. about seven years ago is sniffing out top talent.
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Pulliam Trust sponsors support for addictsRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
The recovery experts at Fairbanks Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center last year launched a recovery management program, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
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Celebrate contemporary heroes, tooRestricted Content

February 23, 2009
Mickey Maurer
When it comes time to celebrate African-American History month, wouldn't we be better served with profiles of young, living role models we can talk to—heroes who can talk to us? Let me submit for your consideration Mercy Obeime.
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After two decades, future bright for Catheter Research Inc.Restricted Content

February 23, 2009
J.K. Wall
Catheter Research Inc. now is flying high—even in the midst of a bad economy.
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Community Health touts integrated computer systemRestricted Content

February 23, 2009
Community Health Network has spent three years developing a computer interface that allows doctors and nurses to view all information and records on a patient in one viewing program.
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Need long-term care? Buyer, bewareRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Tawn Parent

It can be tempting to trust in "experts," when it comes to loved ones' health and nursing home care. But the consequences can be dire.

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Are we victims of 'group think'?Restricted Content

February 16, 2009
John Guy
"Group think," a powerful and controlling force, was present as the Capital Improvement Board built Lucas Oil Stadium and Eli Lilly and Co. developed and marketed Zyprexa.
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Judge upholds sanctions in Conseco loan caseRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
U.S. District Court Judge Larry J. McKinney upheld sanctions against Dennis E. Murray Sr. in his legal battle with Carmel-based insurer Conseco Inc.
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Startup NICO raises another $1.73MRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Indianapolis-based medical-device startup NICO Corp. has raised $1.73 million from investors.
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Health care interests wary of state's cost-cutting idea for MedicaidRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
J.K. Wall
Indiana Medicaid officials want to take over management of all its patients' prescription drugs because they say it could save the state as much as $40 million a year.
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Workplace smoking policies move backwardRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Bruce Hetrick
The bill in question seems like a long shot. It would abdicate government's responsibility for protecting citizens' health and safety, and place it in the hands of individual business owners.
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NFP of NOTE: Fairbanks

February 9, 2009
Fairbanks is focused on recovery from alcohol and other drug problems, serving as a resource to improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities by offering hope and support through its programs and services.
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Cook splits device unit to focus on cancer productsRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Cook Medical has split its interventional devices business into two units, pulling its lesser known cancer products out from under the shadow of its heart products.
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Entrepreneurs pursuing patient advocacy trendRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Christopher Lloyd
Patients are seeking help with their doctors, records and referrals as the health care system grows increasingly complex.
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Docs, health insurers battle at StatehouseRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Katie Maurer
Physicians and insurance companies have entered their fourth year of haggling over insurance payments, and each side is claiming to best represent patients.
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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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