These statistics add credibility to the link between drugs and robbery (Chris E McGoey). Having these statistics helps us better evaluate the pros and cons of this Bill. Since the Bill proposes to double the sentence of those arrested for armed robbery, it is important that we look at the additional cost for the taxpayer. The cost of housing an offender for one year can run from $2300 to $3200 depending on where they are being housed. Medical expenses cannot be pre-determined, but usually can be calculated at about
Gilead’s comparative study with Combivir, which currently holds the highest market share in Europe would be indicative of its superiority. Physicians would also be interested in clinical data indicative of better efficacy. Truvada not only demonstrated greater virological response but a better tolerance for the drug combination and better compliance to the treatment regimen. These are properties physicians would consider carefully given the chances of the virus developing resistance to a drug due to non-compliance by the patient. High level of adherence to the treatment regimen is a major requirement for the disease The FDA approval and uptake in the US market could also be used to promote Truvada.
With promises to provide additional facilities, more secure facilities, more jobs and better jobs while reducing government spending, privatization looked as though it might be a viable solution. However, after decades of research and study on the privatization of prisons there has been an emergence of issues and arguments related to privatization, both positive and negative. Proponents of Privatization Perhaps the most influential reason for state and federal governments to privatize prisons
A critical review of the Breaking the Cycle: Abstract: In 2010 the green paper; Breaking the cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders was issued, with the government response being released in 2011. This review looks to show how neo-liberalism and changes in penal power and states has had a hand in influencing the policies suggested and how it subsequently led to it not going through. This review also looks to explore how public opinions have changed to iconize the victims of crime and the role of crime in the media has also helped to shape the policies suggested and later refused, such as the heavily mentioned ideas of restorative justice as opposed to harsher punishments. Key words; neo-liberalism, punishment, rehabilitation, offenders, punitiveness, government policy, restorative justice Introduction: The themes of criminal and social justice have long since been linked with government policy and due to this policies are constantly being changed. Between the mid 1950s and the 1970s the number of prisoner in England and Wales had doubled, then between the 1970s and the 1990s the number had increased by an additional 20000.
How HIPPA Violations Affect the Medical Billing Process Kristie Casey-Close HCR/220 September 8, 2010 Pamela Kerby Since the discovery of the viruses that cause Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the early 1980s by the following doctors Dr. Luc Montagnier of the Pasteur Institute in Paris and Dr. Anthony Gallo at the National Cancer Institute in Washington (Rainey, 2006). There has been much controversy over who discovered HIV/AIDS regardless of whom it was we should just be thankful that it was discovered and is being studied so that one day we can find a cure. It is thought that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States, worldwide at the end of 2007 there was an estimated 33.0 million people living with HIV (Avert, 2009). Since the HIV/AIDS was discovered and brought to be an epidemic there has been over half a million people that have died from complications associated with AIDS- the equivalent of Las Vegas (Avert, 2009).There are approximately 56,000 new HIV infections a year in the United States. HIPPA has found a way to ensure the confidentially of the all people with medical conditions especially those that are suffering with the ever contagious HIV/AIDS (Avert, 2009).
Furthermore, the law will be discussed in regards to two major criminological theories; labeling theory and social disorganisation theory. The overall principles for such laws are to increase the public’s ability to protect itself from sexual offenders, especially sexual offences against children. Furthermore, the laws aim to provide the community with information about convicted sex offenders in order to protect the children from sexual abuse, but also to assist with monitoring those who are
Health care fraud is a major concern for the United States. National healthcare spending is already an astounding $2.7 trillion dollars but it will only continue to rise since health care fraud costs the country approximately $80 billion dollars a year, as reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”). As the economy fluctuates, more health care professionals are willing to risk patient harm and their practices to achieve these health care schemes, and so the total loss in health care continues to increase. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimate that by the year 2016, health care spending will exceed $4.14 trillion. The FBI is one of the main government agencies that investigates health care fraud against federal and private insurance programs.
This first ethical breach I read about was an ethical breach by a laboratory located in Boston that was defrauding the government out of millions of dollars. Forest Laboratories in Boston were illegally marketing versions of the antidepressant Citalopram. The drug makers at this laboratory were marketing Celexa and Lexpro for illegal uses in adolescents and children. Although doctors are able to prescribe drugs for uses not certified by the FDA it is illegal for companies to encourage drugs for those purposes. Forest Laboratories were charged with concerns that two studies were accomplished to help expedite the FDA’s approval of use of these antidepressants in treating young people.
M. Diaz 11 April 2012 Drugs in Prisons: Usage, Effects, and Intervention One might believe that incarceration would serve as an immediate cold-turkey rehabilitation for drug-using arrestees. However, contrary to this popular belief, more than half of incoming prisoners are dependent drug users (Gossop et al., 2000) and over 71 percent of prisoners reported dependent drug use during imprisonment (Strang et al., 2006). Drug use in prisons is not only a prevalent security and legal problem, but can also lead to the spread of diseases and increased violence. Intervention efforts must be made in order to combat this ever-increasing problem. A large number of these pre-imprisonment drug users persist the addiction throughout
Our society is questioning what additional resources are available to help ease the affliction of crime. With technology growing in leaps and bounds every day, could it be possible to use technology to limit some of the violent offenses from occurring? Based on developments related to Global Positioning Systems, would it be possible to develop an implant that could track, in real time, all parolees, probationers and sex registrants? The development of GPS technologies to implant and track parolees and sex offenders, in real time, is perhaps the best way to protect the innocent from harm by these