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Weekly Brief – Health system in Utah wants to slash the number of opioid pills + more stories

By: Kevin Jessop Date: August 24, 2017

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A health system in Utah wants to slash the number of opioid pills it prescribes by 5 million

businessinsider | August 24, 2017

A health system in Utah wants to reduce the number of opioid pills it prescribes per year by 5 million. Intermountain Healthcare, which is both a health plan and a hospital, operates in Utah and southern Idaho, and its health plan has about 850,000 m

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All the Ways US Government Cybersecurity Falls Flat

wired | August 24, 2017

A new study shows not only that federal cybersecurity is as dismal that you thought, but why.

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Series of Articles by NCCI Examines Marijuana and the Workers’ Comp System

claimsjournal | August 24, 2017

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has released the first of a five-part series on its website examining the issues surrounding the growing impact of legalizing marijuana on workers’ compensation stakeholders. The first artic

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Eye Damage From The Eclipse And Your Health Insurance – Nasdaq.com

nasdaq | August 24, 2017

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Former NYPD officer sentenced to 2 years in prison for auto insurance fraud

propertycasualty360 | August 24, 2017

A Geico customer has been sentenced to two years in prison for submitting a false insurance claim after directing accomplices to burn his car.

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Millennials think they learn more from tech than people — and that’s a big problem for schools

businessinsider | August 24, 2017

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Inquisitive millennials are more likely to Google the answers to nagging questions rather than asking a human for help, according to results from a new survey. A Harris poll conducted by the nonprofit Growing Leaders found 69%

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Mirror markets: Will pet insurance be the next renters’ insurance?

propertycasualty360 | August 24, 2017

Millenials are driving the renters’ insurance market. Will they do the same for pet insurance?

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Nvidia’s boost from cryptocurrencies is slowing down (NVDA)

businessinsider | August 24, 2017

Nvidia is among the companies seeing a boost from the cryptocurrency craze, but, that boost has been slowing down recently. In its second quarter earnings report, Nvidia said it saw a $150 million boost from miners buying its chips to help mine crypt

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