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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program, Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://oig.hhs.gov/publications/docs/hcfac/hcfacreport2010.pdf

Reports that the federal government gained $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments and settlements during fiscal year 2010.  Also reports on enforcement actions during the year.  From the Department of Health and Human Services and the Justice Department

Final Report: Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines

http://www.fcic.gov/report

Presents the results of the commission’s inquiry into the financial crisis of 2008-2009 and its conclusions as to the causes of the crisis.  From the Commission

Hampton Roads Regional Forecast: 2011

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/MTGS_%20AGDS/Agendas/2011/January/08_PDC_2011%20Forecast.pdf

Covers economic prospects for Hampton Roads with discussion about the housing market, the mortgage crisis, employment/unemployment and more.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Immigration to EU Member States Down by 6% and Emigration Up by 13% in 2008

Categories: European Union,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-11-001/EN/KS-SF-11-001-EN.PDF

Reports that European Union member states received a total of 3.8 million immigrants in 2008, while 2.3 million emigrants departed EU states for new residence elsewhere.  Provides more detailed characteristics of these shifts including country-level data.  From Eurostat

Emergency Department Visits Involving Patients Seeking Detoxification or Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k11/DAWN012/SeekingDetoxHTML.pdf

Reports an estimated 177,000 drug-related emergency department visits        were made in 2008 by patients seeking treatment services.  Provides information on characteristics of these visits.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Annual Report of the Judicial Council of Virginia: 2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Maps/Geography,Retirement/Social Security,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD442011/$file/RD44.pdf

Discusses several initiatives of the Virginia court system over the past year including progress toward the implementation of an electronic filing system and a legislative proposal dealing with the retirement age for judges.  Also includes an organization chart of the Virginia court system and a map of judicial circuits and districts.  From the Judicial Council of Virginia

FDA Review Indicates Possible Association Between Breast Implants and a Rare Cancer

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm241090.htm

Press release announcing a possible link between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a rare type of cancer.  From the Food and Drug Administration

Overview of the ARkStorm Scenario

Categories: Environment,Federal State Relations,Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1312/

Describes a  project of community response and recovery planning from a hypothetical West Coast winter storm scenario that would produce precipitation exceeding levels experienced only once every 500 to 1,000 years.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

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