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Idaho to collect $1.65M in drug pricing settlement

The Idaho attorney general’s office has announced a $1.65 million settlement with a generic drug maker over pricing, but nearly 70 percent of the money goes to the federal government. Idaho Medicaid primarily uses the “average wholesale prices” of drugs ...

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Dental subcontractor to meet with state officials (access required)

DentaQuest President Steven Pollock will meet Idaho leaders Tuesday to sort out the state’s Medicaid dental coverage problems. The problems surfaced after Boston-based DentaQuest, a network subcontractor for Idaho, dropped 150 dentists from its provider list to try and reduce ...

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Idaho may avoid depths of ‘sloppy paperwork’ probe (access required)

Attorney Brian Webb admits he’s somewhat of a rarity. An associate with Angstman Johnson Law Firm in Boise, Webb serves at times as a defense attorney for distressed homeowners and at other times, creditors. These days, though, he’s receiving more ...

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Decision about Tamarack remains in judge’s hands (access required)

Tamarack Resort’s future remains uncertain despite two days of hearings with U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Judge Terry Meyers. No decision was made about appointing a chief restructuring officer to oversee the resort’s sale. Persons near the case speculated Meyers would appoint ...

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Unemployment hits 9 percent

Idaho unemployment increased a tenth of a percentage point from August to September, to 9 percent. For the person seeking a job in the state, “there is not much change from the month before,” Idaho Department of Labor spokesman Bob ...

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Chief restructuring officer for Tamarack could be appointed Oct. 12 (access required)

A chief restructuring officer for Tamarack Resort could be appointed as early as Oct. 12. Attorney Randy French, who is representing Tamarack in the federal bankruptcy case, said while the date has been set, the judge may take additional time in appointing a new officer. ...

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Twin Falls commission looks to fill soon-to-be vacant hospital (access required)

Twin Falls County Commissioners are looking for new tenants at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, even though the building will not be vacant for a year. “The last thing we want is an empty building out there, because it’s ...

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Boise resident looks at election to reshape GBAD board (access required)

Boise newcomer Michael Sullivan believes the Greater Boise Auditorium District board has turned its back on the city’s visitors bureau, and he’s looking to remake the board. Two seats on the district board are up for election in 2011. “My ...

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Federal free-lunch program numbers up; indicates higher poverty (access required)

The number of children who qualified for the federal free and reduced lunch program rose at several Idaho school districts this year. While statewide numbers won’t be reported until March, an early sampling of districts found that the proportion of ...

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