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Denti-Cal Patients Feel the Pain as Rates Shrink

Jul 16, 2014

By Pamela K. Johnson

A few years ago, Kathleen Hamilton became a foster mom to 13 and 14 year old boys, who also happened to be her nephews. Both needed extensive dental work, and the services were to be covered by the state’s Medi-Cal program. But year after year, Hamilton ran into a snag.

The post...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Lawsuit Charges StemCells, Inc., with Putting Patients at Risk

A former senior manager at StemCells, Inc., which holds a $19.4 million award from the California stem cell agency, has filed a lawsuit alleging that “deficiencies in the company's cell lines put patients at risk of infection or death during clinical trials.”


The charges were contained in a suit by Rob Williams in Alameda County...

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A Nature Post Mortem on the Scripps-USC deal and Faculty Rebellion

The journal Nature took a look this week at the vicissitudes at The Scripps Research Institute, including its now defunct, $600 million merger with USC as well as the Scripps faculty uprising.


The July 15 piece was written by Erika Check Hayden, who reported,

“Scripps faculty members…felt that the (USC) deal sold them short. In...

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State Senate to Aging Californians: We Care

Jul 15, 2014

By Matt Perry

While the state Assembly has a committee dedicated to aging and long-term care, the State Senate hasn’t had one since it disappeared from the Committee on Health along with termed out sponsor Elaine Alquist at the end of 2012.

That changed last week when the Senate publicly launched a new Select...

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State Senate to Aging Californians: We Care

Jul 15, 2014

By Matt Perry

While the state Assembly has a committee dedicated to aging and long-term care, the State Senate hasn’t had one since it disappeared from the Committee on Health along with termed out sponsor Elaine Alquist at the end of 2012.

That changed last week when the Senate publicly launched a new Select...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Agency to Alter $70 Million Alpha Clinic Proposal

The California stem cell agency is moving to revise a significant component of its $70 million plan to create one-stop Alpha clinics aimed at establishing the Golden State as the leading location worldwide for stem cell therapies.


Details of the changes that will be considered at the July 24 meeting of the agency’s...

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More California Stem Cell Cash Likely for UC Irvine and UCLA

Jul 15, 2014
More California Stem Cell Cash Likely for UC Irvine and UCLA

Two researchers at different University of Californiacampuses look to be slated next week for additional cash for their research into Huntington’s Disease and corneal problems.


Applications for more cash are scheduled to be acted on July 24 at the CIRM board meeting in Millbrae in the San Francisco Bay area.

California Stem Cell Report
San Francisco Business Times: California’s Trounson Affair Damages Likelihood of Future Stem Cell Funding

The San Francisco Business Times yesterday said the Trounson Affair is the “latest embarrassment” for the $3 billion California stem cell agency and threatens its attempts at securing additional funding.


In an opinion piece, reporter Ron Leuty wrote,

“California's stem cell research funding agency needs a home run to score more public funding....

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Fewer Doctors Enrolled in Low-Income Insurance Program Despite Surge in Patients

Jul 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly 25 percent fewer physicians were signed up to treat low-income patients in the state’s insurance program this spring compared to a year prior, despite the surge in patients enrolled in Medi-Cal.

The drop in providers is due to the Department of Health Care Services’ efforts to remove doctors who haven’t complied...

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Fewer Doctors Enrolled in Low-Income Insurance Program Despite Surge in Patients

Jul 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly 25 percent fewer physicians were signed up to treat low-income patients in the state’s insurance program this spring compared to a year prior, despite the surge in patients enrolled in Medi-Cal.

The drop in providers is due to the Department of Health Care Services’ efforts to remove doctors who haven’t complied...

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