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  • Bill is a question of patient safety

    When it comes to protecting chronically ill patients over healthcare special interests, you’d think that Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) would be on our side. However, recent legislation, which passed overwhelmingly in the state Legislature with bipartisan support, has suddenly stalled in his Assembly Appropriations Committee.
  • In Theory: Does belief in the divine protect against depression?

    Religion may be good for the soul, but there's now evidence it's good for a healthy mind, too. A study by researchers in Canada has discovered that regular attendance at religious services can provide "significant protection against depression" —...

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Burbank pharmacy accused of doling out pain medications

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Burbank pharmacy accused of doling out pain medications
    Good morning, readers! Today is Thursday, December 20. A pharmacy is accused of filling a large number of prescriptions for pain killers for patients who live outside the region. The California Board of Pharmacy claims that Burbank Medical Pharmacy...

    Pharmacy audit bill should be approved

    California’s 5,000-plus community-based pharmacies dispense billions of dollars worth of prescription drugs each year, so it is important to know that these drugs are being dispensed for legitimate health-care needs. Audits of pharmacy records...

    In Theory: How do you teach children to pray?

    Praying is a central and vital part of religion. But how do you teach and explain prayer to children? Cheri Fuller, writing on, says one way of explaining prayer to small children is to tell them that it's a conversation; and just as...