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Catamaran acquiring rival pharmacy benefit manager

Published February 26, 2015 CST

Pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp. on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire competitor Healthcare Solutions Inc. for $405 million in cash.

Opioid painkillers emerging as safety threat for elderly

Published February 27, 2015 CST

The use of opioid painkillers is a burgeoning safety issue confronting elderly adults, a National Safety Council study finds.

Injured worker not entitled to mileage reimbursement for treatment

Published February 26, 2015 CST

An Arizona worker who failed to prove he had “no choice but to travel” to receive medical treatment is not entitled to a mileage reimbursement, an Arizona appellate court ruled Tuesday.

Missouri House bill seeks prescription drug monitoring

Published February 27, 2015 CST

The Missouri House of Representatives has passed a bill to enact a statewide prescription drug monitoring program.

Broadspire a bright spot in Crawford & Co. financial results

Published February 26, 2015 CST

Crawford & Co. President and CEO Jeffrey T. Bowman expects Broadspire Services Inc. to grow its revenue and profitability this year as the third-party administrator works to gain ground among competitors.

Murdered prison guard’s family backs exclusive remedy reforms

Published February 25, 2015 CST

The family of a Nebraska detention center guard who was killed by an inmate is speaking out in support of a bill that would waive exclusive remedy in the case of “willful negligence” by an employer.

Salvation Army worker's treadmill death compensable

Published January 26, 2015 CST

The death of a telecommuter, who suffered a heart attack while walking on the treadmill during work hours, is compensable, and the man's widow should receive workers compensation benefits.