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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Car Wash Owner to Pay $4.2M to 800 Workers, QME Pleads Guilty in Compound Med Case, Competency Hearing Set For Attorney Lee Mathis, 9 Contra Costa Restaurants Illegally Uninsured, CWCI Examines Prescription Drug UR/IMR, Costly MSAs – Are You Out of Options?, Drug Distributor Stocks Tumble Over Uncertainty, Cash for Medication is Less Than Co-Pay With Insurance, Fed Pressure Forces Merck to Cut Drug Prices.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Medical Marijuana Ordered for NJ Claimant, DCA Affirms Fraud Conviction Restitution Order, Physician Indictments Snares So. Cal. QME, Corona QME Charged with Fraud – Keeps License, Last Pain Clinic Defendant Pleads Guilty, L.A. Times Expose Features LAPD Comp Fraud, LAPD Employee Sentenced for Fraud, WCAB Updates Subpoenas – Do You Need Them?, New Non-Opioid Pain Killer in Late Stage Trials, InsurTech Pilot Launches Farm Worker Program.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: No Medical Marijuana for Maine Injured Workers, Former NBA Player to Serve 5 Years for Fraud Scheme, So. Cal. Man to Serve 26 Years for Counterfeit Opioids, Santa Maria Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty, DWC Announces New Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Cal/OSHA Fines Company $205K for Forklift Fatality, First 3D Color X-ray Dramatically Improves Diagnostics, Drug Makers Slammed for Recent Price Hikes, FDA Okays Late-Stage Trials of Non Opioid Pain Drug, Five Carriers Form Blockchain Alliance for Claims.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Daniel Capen M.D. – and Dozens More – Indicted, Southland Psychiatrist Arrested, So. Cal. Pharmacy Settles DEA Charges, $647K in Penalties for Farm Labor Wage Theft, Drugmakers Battle PBMs Over Copay Manipulation, Jones Targets Comp Carrier Profits and Tax “Savings”, Gov Brown Appoints Non-Attorney to WCAB, AI Defeats Physician In Diagnostic Competition.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: No Jurisdiction Over NFL Player’s Injuries – Affirmed, Illicit Opioid Sales Skyrocket on “Dark Net”, Uninsured Contractor Pleads Guilty, WCIRB Says 2017 Combined Loss Ratio Drops to 91%, WCIRB Considering Use of Blockchain Technology, Janitorial Companies Face July 1 PSWPA Registration Deadline, 2019 TTD Rates to Increase Nearly 3%, Robotic Doctor Passes Medical License Exam, Silicon Valley High Burn Out Rate Health Risks, FDA Approves First Cannabis Based Drug.

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