March 6, 2016
An East Falls doctor has been charged with a felony relating to the illegal issuance of prescriptions, the Pennsylvania State Police announced Friday. Edwin Rothman, 82, a doctor of osteopathic medicine with an office at 4209 Ridge Avenue, had been under investigation by the state police's Bureau of Criminal Investigation since 2013. Trooper Adam Reed said an undercover operation found that Rothman was handing out prescriptions for Percocet and other painkillers to people "without a valid reason ... in exchange for cash.
February 17, 2015 |
When Bill Stephenson, a former office photocopier leasing agent turned chief executive, looks ahead, he sees a world increasingly threatened by resource scarcity - scarcity caused by today's wastefulness, as used-up products are trashed in landfills. Not surprisingly, for a man who has made a career in leasing everything from photocopiers to tractors to medical equipment to carpeting, Stephenson sees leasing as an important answer. Stephenson, 47, leads DLL Group, formerly De Lage Landen, a Dutch equipment-leasing company with its U.S. headquarters in Wayne.
April 13, 2014 |
Nearly 800 public comments - overwhelmingly negative - about Gov. Corbett's alternative Medicaid expansion proposal were submitted online by Friday's deadline, far more than for other states that offered less complicated plans. With the federal comment period over, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services technically could act at any time. But public-policy experts say that the complexity of this plan - the only one in the nation to link an expansion of coverage for a new population to changes in insurance, including benefit cuts, for some current Medicaid recipients - will likely lengthen negotiations that typically take months.
December 21, 2013 |
Empty factories, their gates chained, their windows shattered, their roofs open to the rain, their vacant yards overgrown, their machines rusted and broken in empty lots - the artifacts of Philadelphia's once proud manufacturing industry tell the sad story of what used to be and is no more. But in a bright aviation hangar in Northeast Philadelphia - a factory where dozens of helicopters are manufactured each year - the mood was upbeat Thursday as government officials and business leaders drew a brighter picture for the future of manufacturing in Philadelphia.
August 23, 2013 |
OK, HERE'S a joke for you. Why did Cory Booker cross the river? No seriously, why did Booker - Democratic mayor of Newark, huge favorite to win the election in October as New Jersey's next U.S. senator, and friend to Oprah and Mark Zuckerberg - cross the river into Philadelphia last night? Booker confessed to wondering the same thing after stealing the show at the 23rd annual Stu Bykofsky Candidates Comedy Night - but only after suffering through 90 minutes of the charity fundraiser, including the unique comic stylings of City Controller Alan Butkovitz.
August 16, 2013
THERE are many ways that the U.S. government can save money, and one of them is to cease the disposing of medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and other equipment that could be recycled to nursing homes and other such facilities. The V.A. Hospital at 38th and Powelton disposes them in Dumpsters, and that is a disgrace. If any employee attempts to salvage any of this equipment, they will be fired and at times prosecuted. I feel this is a disgrace, and something should be done to alleviate this practice.
June 6, 2013 |
MIAMI - Newborn twins airlifted from a Caribbean island were doing well and ready to make their way home to Burlington County, N.J., their doctors said Tuesday. Sydney and Serena Lazarus were born April 8 in Anguilla, where their parents were attending a wedding. Angela Lazarus' doctors had approved her travel even though she was 27 weeks pregnant with twins. Her due date was July 5. While on the island, Lazarus began experiencing pain and was rushed to a hospital, where she went into labor.
March 21, 2013 |
A former employee and patient who got abortions from Dr. Kermit Gosnell gave a Philadelphia jury Tuesday a graphic and sometimes grisly inside view of his West Philadelphia clinic. Adrienne Moton, 35, told the jury how she obtained two abortions from Gosnell as a teenager. She said she also lived with his family for a time before becoming a volunteer and then employee at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society. Though she had only a high school diploma, Moton described how Gosnell trained her to do ultrasound exams of patients, administer pre-surgical sedation, and assist in illegal late-term abortions.
March 5, 2013 |
Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2010, a federal-state task force raided a rambling three-story building in West Philadelphia suspected as the source of prescription narcotics flooding the streets. The agents who went into the Women's Medical Society at 3801 Lancaster Ave. found what they were looking for - and much more. Inside were boxes of medical waste, preserved fetuses, infant feet in specimen jars, and filthy medical equipment - what prosecutors allege was evidence of Kermit Gosnell's booming abortion clinic, where late-term pregnancies were illegally and murderously ended.
February 11, 2013 |
NEWPORT, R.I. - Travel eased and life slowly returned to normal for most New Englanders after a massive blizzard, but many remained without power in cold and darkened homes and a forecast of rain brought a new worry: Weight piling up dangerously on roofs already burdened by heavy snow. The storm that slammed into the region with up to 3 feet of snow was blamed for at least 14 deaths in the Northeast and Canada, and brought some of the highest accumulations ever recorded. Still, coastal areas were largely spared catastrophic damage.