Oregon Department of Justice

Attorney General Rosenblum Cracks Down on Four National Cancer Charities

SALEM, OR—Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joined the Federal Trade Commission, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia to file a federal lawsuit in  the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, charging four national cancer charities with bilking more than $187 millio

Rate Filings Must Be Public Unless Insurers Can Prove Disclosure Hurts Competition

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The Department of Justice affirmed that the standard is based on a 2007 law; last year, Regence BlueCross BlueShield withheld information from the public in its rate filing.

 

April 26, 2013 -- Oregon health insurers that want to keep parts of their rate review filings secret may have to show that public disclosure will hurt overall marketplace competition, and not just their own bottom line.

On The Move Program Raises Its Head Again

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State officials intend to re-start this federally-funded program but insist they’re moving cautiously and deliberately to avoid running into the same problems as before

October 24, 2012 -- A federally-funded program that was shut down following an investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice is about to re-emerge once again. Until late last year, the On The Move program had spent nearly $28 million to transition 336 people out of nursing homes into home and community-based settings. The majority of those dollars -- $20.3 million – came from federal grants; the rest from state coffers.

Oregon Department of Justice Announces $100 Million Consumer Protection Pharmaceutical Agreement

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Oregon will receive $3.9 million under the national consumer protection settlement agreement with Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories

May 7, 2012 -- Oregon Attorney General John Kroger today announced a $100 million multistate agreement with global health care and medical
research company Abbott Laboratories over off-label promotional claims
related to its drug Depakote®. This agreement marks the largest ever
consumer protection-based pharmaceutical settlement.

“Protecting consumers from drug companies that use unscrupulous sales tactics is a top priority of the Department of Justice,” said Attorney General Kroger.

Salem Health Delinquent with Oregon Department of Justice Filing

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Yet that hasn’t stopped its president, Norman Gruber, from announcing $30 million in cutbacks while, at the same time, purchasing two primary care clinics

March 2, 2012 – The Oregon Department of Justice makes it quite clear – nonprofit entities such as hospitals are required to provide audited financial statements every year that show their net worth, the salaries of their top executives and the benefits they provide the community in order to remain tax exempt.

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