The Colorado Board of Pharmacy has suspended Western States Pharmacy for selling medication over the Internet without an appropriate prescription.
The board also filed a notice of charges against Wendell Almeida, the pharmacist’s manager, following an investigation conducted by the board.
“Pharmaceutical sales over the Internet can be subject to widespread abuse,” Attorney General John Suthers said. “Our investigation of Western States Pharmacy revealed that their manager dispensed an unauthorized prescription received over the Internet without getting proper approval from a doctor.” Continue Reading State shutters pharmacy because of Internet sale
People are escaping outdoors in increasing numbers, creating a $730 billion industry, the third largest in the country.
More than 159 million people played outside in 2004, and Colorado is leading the way in outdoor recreation activity.
People don’t come to Colorado to stay indoors, watch television and play video games, according to Jim Maxwell, spokesman for Colorado’s National Forest Service. Continue Reading Hanging out — outside becomes big business
“… we focus on small businesses, the ones who need our help the most. I’m going to be in Colorado to try to encourage more banks to use our programs, and to let companies that are interested in exporting know that we can help.”<br>-Joe Ringer, Export-Import Bank Continue Reading Export-Import banker brings message to SpringsContinue reading …
As the number of uninsured people in Colorado continues to rise — and businesses drop coverage for employees or their dependents — insurance companies are attempting to bridge the gap with individual insurance plans.
The number of people enrolled in small-group coverage is declining, said Peggy Brown, deputy commissioner of insurance for the state. But the number of people taking individual insurance policies is rising, she said. Continue Reading Insurers targeting the individual
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has launched an initiative to test and implement a set of core performance measures for hospital-based inpatient psychiatric services.
The five candidate measures address the following quality-related dimensions of in-patient psychiatric care: Continue Reading Hospitals sought to test psychiatric care initiatives
When Amnet Inc. took over the information technology contract at Mitsui Advanced Media-America, the office of 40 ran on eight different servers, some of which couldn’t communicate with each other.
The company’s software and hardware was “antiquated,” said Amnet owner Trevor Dierdorff, and it was using a variety of operating systems, including Unix and Novell. Continue Reading Amnet in rare company among Microsoft partners
Following a review by the American College of Surgeons, the Colorado Department of Health State Emergency and Trauma Advisory Council has unanimously voted to re-designate Memorial Health System’s Level II Trauma Center without deficiency.
Memorial’s Level II trauma designation reflects the center’s comprehensive care for complex and severe trauma patients under the direction of on-site trauma surgeons, emergency physicians and nurses who direct patient care and initiate resuscitation and stabilization interventions. Continue Reading Memorial Health System Level II trauma center
“The Bonzi Buddy is this purple monkey, sort of like the Microsoft ‘Clippy,’ that you use to surf the Internet. It reads things to you, sings – all using Microsoft narration. It’s actually spyware, and can collect personal information.”
-Trevor Dierdorff, Amnet Inc. Continue Reading High-tech wonders that turned out as blunders
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is seeking artists for a juried show which will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 31.
“As an artistically rich community, Penrose knows that there is a legion of local artists whose works would add great character, and perhaps even healing properties, to the new hospital,” according to a news release. Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis seeks artists for new facility
Health Savings Accounts and small group pools remain the top ways to reduce costs for the nation’s smallest employers, says the National Association of the Self Employed.
“It looks pretty bleak,” said Christie Darrien, executive director of the association, which represents 250,000 member businesses nationwide. “But there are things that small business owners and the self-employed can do. It’s very important that micro-business owners in particular have health insurance. A single medical emergency can bankrupt their business.” Continue Reading Micro-business health care woes