Francis Storr

A decision by Ohio Governor John Kasich to change the way doctors can bill Medicaid for a painkiller addition treatment may make it easier to obtain in the long run.  The administration says the change could ultimately affect far more patients than a $1 million pilot program for ex-offenders vetoed by the governor last month.

Under the new change taking effect in October, pharmacies can bill Medicaid directly for Vivitrol and have the drug delivered to a doctor's office without an upfront payment.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 24, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Fran Tiburzio from the Ohio Humanities Council about Ohio Chautauqua coming to Urbana.

-WYSO Community Voices coordinator Sarah Buckingham join Jerry Kenney to talk about the WYSO Open House

-New Ohio Guide: Paths to Freedom – The Underground Railroad in Ohio, by Meg Hanrahan

Assist America CEO Brian Mulligan joins us to talk about the unique emergency medical services that his company helps procure for medical students and leisure-seekers alike when they are traveling far from home.  Planning a vacation or medical mission abroad?  Check out this interesting conversation to hear about how you can do so with a little more confidence and a few fewer worries!

Physician Edward O'Neil explains the uniquely lasting impact that his international medical service organization, OmniMed, has made in Uganda and other impoverished global communities. 

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a southwestern Ohio hospital a year ago has led to four lawsuits
filed in the past two months.

The outbreak at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton sickened 11 patients.

The Dayton Daily News says the new lawsuits against the hospital involve several people who contracted the disease and the families of four others reported to have the illness before they died.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 11, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews of the Bryan Bucklew Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association about the latest reports out on Ohio's health. 

-Spoken Word Profiles: Latesa Slate Williamson, by Community Voices producer Caressa Brown

-Niki Dakota talks about the CD of the Month for December: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

This episode features Dr. Harvey Liker, an internist and associate clinical professor of medicine at UCLA, who had a large role in the inception of the medical drama House M.D. on Fox. He discusses the show’s creation and his current role as the television show’s medical consultant.