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Big pharma pays Idaho $106K to settle fraud claims (access required)

Idaho just got a $106,648 check, courtesy of a big drug company targeted in a nationwide Medicaid fraud allegations for its allegedly illegal efforts to boost the sale of a painkiller. Alpharma Inc., a unit of Bristol, Tenn.-based King Pharmaceuticals ...

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Economic stress is easing more slowly (access required)

According to a national survey, Idaho was among the states that saw the biggest month-to-month decreases in stress, while two-thirds of U.S. counties became economically healthier in May, thanks to more manufacturing jobs in the Midwest and fewer home foreclosures ...

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Idaho jobless workers to exhaust benefits

The House Rules Committee agreed to a closed rule on June 29, meaning there will be limited debate without amendments on the extension, proposal going to vote today. Idaho Representative Walt Minnick was one of 16 Democrats, members of the ...

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