Does psychiatry overmedicate?
When Robert Whitaker’s book, which questioned the extensive and long-term use of medications in psychiatry, was published in 2010, doctors treated him like a “heretic,“ he said.
Pa. recoups $120M in court battle over tobacco settlement
PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania stands to recoup about $120 million in contested tobacco lawsuit settlement funds following a court ruling that favored the commonwealth.
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‘Green’ tag for school costs $15G
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No deal with jail guards
MIDDLEBURG — Snyder County and Teamsters Local 764 are headed to arbitration later this month over stalled contract negotiations involving corrections officers.
Injuries reported following county prison scuffle
SUNBURY — The Northumberland County Prison remains on lock-down after a Friday morning assault that left three correctional guards injured.
Governor's aide optimistic about Medicaid plan talks
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A top aide to Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday that she is optimistic that negotiations will be productive on the Republican governor’s plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars to subsidize private health insurance policies for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.
Local lawmakers support governor's education initiatives
LEWISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett left the Valley Thursday, but Friday morning, two area legislators voiced support for his administration’s budget policies.
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