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Pharmacy chain must pay fine to Riverside County

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A judge has ordered CVS Pharmacy to pay Riverside County and two other California counties a combined $658,000 in connection with a civil lawsuit. The court order, signed earlier this month by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Lisa Schall, stemmed from a lawsuit that alleged that CVS pharmacists did …

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Obamacare attracts local applicants

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Nearly 21,000 residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties have started applications for health insurance plans provided by Covered California. An estimated 20,873 applications were started between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, while nearly 10,000 people from the two-county region have enrolled in health insurance plans, according to a report …

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Huge payout for former hospital CEO

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The former chief executive officer of Riverside County Regional Medical Center will receive a $900,657 payment for leaving that position. Doug Bagley will also receive a public pension for his time running the county-owned hospital, which was losing an estimated $1 million a week during his last days on the …

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Help sought for ailing hospital

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider a contract with a private health care consulting firm that would be hired to improve the financial condition of the county’s hospital. Huron Healthcare has already received $1.59 million from the county to develop a plan to fix the finances …

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Locals watch problems with Obamacare website

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Too many last-minute changes, unrealistic deadlines might have caused the disastrous rollout of the healthcare.gov. The question now is how to fix it. As Obama Administration officials and its technology experts try to work out the mess that is the Affordable Care Act website, one website designer in the Inland Empire …

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Upland decides to get healthy

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Three of Upland’s largest employers are banding together to try to make the city a healthier place to live. The city of Upland, Upland Unified School District and San Antonio Community Hospital are working on Healthy Upland, a program that will encourage residents to take advantage of health-related programs, according …

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