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Costly eye drug drives up region’s Medicare bills

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Features, Health Care & Life Science, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Costly eye drug drives up region’s Medicare bills

A Santa Barbara eye doctor and a drug that costs $2,000 per dose are at the center of the debate over how to control the spiraling cost of Medicare.


Tri-Counties at center of critical doctor deficit

By   /  Friday, November 4th, 2011  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  2 Comments

The Tri-Counties is among the most affected regions as California suffers from a statewide physician shortage that’s expected to become more critical as the years go by. In the epicenter of the crisis are the cities of Santa Barbara and Lompoc, which are both having trouble attracting and retaining primary care physicians — but for Read More →