Chicago

OxyContin opioid suit moves forward while judge dismisses J&J, Actavis complaints

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Chicago's massive suit over OxyContin alleges painkiller drug companies have misled prescribers and patients, leaving many woefully addicted and the city with enormous costs for treating them.

Chicago leads list of rodent activity

Chicago leads list of rodent activity

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It only takes an opening the size of a quarter for a rat to squeeze inside, and a hole the size of a dime for a mouse.

Doctor accused of vastly overprescribing antipsychotic to nursing home residents loses license

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A Chicago psychiatrist has been stripped of his medical license over charges that he received kickbacks and overprescribed antipsychotic drug clozapine to nursing home residents.

Bed bugs continue to thrive, especially in the Midwest

Bed bugs continue to thrive, especially in the Midwest

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For the second-straight year, Chicago finds itself No. 1 in Orkin's rankings of the top bed bug infested U.S. cities, ranked in order by the number of bed bug treatments performed by Orkin. Los Angeles was second, followed by Columbus, Ohio, Detroit and Cincinnati.

ALC moves to Chicago

Assisted Living Concepts LLC, an assisted living company with 200 facilities, is moving its corporate headquarters from Menomonee Falls, WI, to Chicago.

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors launches advisory firm

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors has begun a national advisory firm for investors and operators of seniors housing and healthcare real estate, the company said.

National Investment Center brings top lenders, providers and other dealmakers together in Chicago

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The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry is holding its 22nd annual national conference Wednesday through Friday in Chicago. "Providing Value in an Evolving Landscape" brings top speakers, educational offerings and opportunities to consummate transactions to key players in the profession. Featured speakers will include highly respected political economist Robert J. Shiller and former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Tom Scully.

The real reason why the Supreme Court will trounce Obamacare

The real reason why the Supreme Court will trounce Obamacare

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I'm not sure why so much hand wringing is taking place over the Supreme Court's future decision about Obamacare. For as they like to say in Chicago, the fix is in.

HHS leader touts healthcare reform benefits at seniors center

Older voters are less likely to support recent federal healthcare reforms, so a visit from Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Howard Koh to a seniors center in Chicago on Tuesday, was viewed by some as part of an Obama Administration effort to sway seniors' opinions before the November mid-term elections, the Associated Press reports.