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Numerous communities plan to participate in National Prescription Take-Back Day

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will be able to safely get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs this weekend. This Saturday is National Prescription Take-Back Day, which is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The program is designed to encourage people to dispose of old prescription drugs in a way that endangers neither […]

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States seek Medicare data to keep fraudulent providers out of Medicaid

By Christine Vestal Stateline.org Glenn Prager used to be a Medicare fraud fighter for the federal government. Early this year he switched to Medicaid, taking a job as Arizona’s inspector general. His primary task is to keep crooked health care providers out of the state’s $9 billion Medicaid system. If they slip in under the […]

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Rokita: Nation’s fiscal overhaul must begin with Medicare

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File FRANKLIN, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita said Monday that the nation’s mounting debt is “the red menace” and that getting control of the problem must begin with changes to Medicare. “The greatest threat to our national security in fact is not Al Queda. It’s not North Korea. It’s […]