For a decade, we’ve examined how industry-funded pundits, masquerading as unbiased experts, are published by influential media. Now The Virginian-Pilot joins the list.
A new tip alleges that Sentara Healthcare Chair Dian Calderone will try to provide cover for Virginia Governor Northam. Our request for an interview with Ms. Calderone is denied.
The timing of Sentara Healthcare’s announcement on August 12 of a $11.5B merger with Cone Health, which CEO Howard Kern would helm, raises questions.
Sentara Healthcare is a tax-exempt nonprofit with net assets estimated at $6 billion; $5 billion more than the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s alma mater — Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) — is the subject of a compelling tip from a reader about Sentara Healthcare.
To protect his medical license, Dr. Conley could have made it clear that he would not endanger the health and welfare of his patient or the public. He could have resigned. But he did not.
A Senate Investigative Subcommittee and 60 Minutes report that Kaleo’s Evzio drug skyrocketed 600%, costing taxpayers millions. Yet that didn’t stop leaders of Physicians Against Drug Shortages (PADS) from promoting another of the pharmaceutical company’s drugs.
In a study released last week, energy expert Dr. William Shobe of the University of Virginia dismantles the key, state-sanctioned analysis of how Virginia should meet the requirements of the federal Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions. That analysis, produced last fall by a team led by Dr. Michael Karmis, director of the Center… Read more »
Virginia Democratic Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-35) is a man of strong opinions when it comes to government ethics standards – basically, that we shouldn’t have any. That was clear (again) when I spoke on Jan. 10 at the Fairfax County Delegation’s Annual Public Meeting. Senator Saslaw presided. It was an opportunity for citizens… Read more »
This op-ed was originally posted by the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday, January 4, 2015. by Scott Peterson Is this the time for leniency? Former Gov. Bob McDonnell is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Spencer on Jan. 6. But with Virginia ranked 47th out of 50 states on the… Read more »