Month: May 2017

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki yesterday announced a new program that would focus additional public resources on a single underserved neighborhood. That means more police officers, L&I inspectors, sanitation officials, parks and recreation staff, and other public servants that could improve the quality of life in a given community. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program’s first target will…

First State Compassion Center will open its second license medical marijuana facility in Lewes today, offering 17 Delaware-grown cannabis strains. First State, which operates Delaware’s first licensed facility in Wilmington, will operate its second at 12000 Old Vine Boulevard in The Vineyards in Lewes. The 4,000-square-foot dispensary will be open Monday through Saturday. Weekday hours…

AstraZeneca is notifying physicians and consumers of its voluntary recall of sample bottles of Brilinta 90 mg tablets given to physicians. The recall is a precautionary measure following a report that a bottle containing eight tablets also contained another medicine called Zurampic, which is also manufactured by AstraZeneca. The recalled tablets were distributed to U.S.…

Law enforcement officers and other employees of New Castle County are now largely barred from asking about immigration status. Media outlets report that County Executive Matt Meyer says the executive order announced Wednesday will ensure police focus on enforcing local criminal laws instead of federal immigration laws. Under the executive order, county officers and employees…

Delaware joins forty-three other states in a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson over allegations that the company inaccurately promoted its over-the-counter drugs. The pharmaceutical giant presented the drugs as complying with federal Good Manufacturing Practices when the facilities that made those drugs were out of compliance. Johnson & Johnson will pay $629,570 to…

In response to the excessive rain that fell in Delaware from September 29 to October 10 last year, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in all three Delaware counties. “When the Secretary of…

The Delaware Health Information Network, a health information exchange, is offering consumers a tool to gain access to their medical information shared between medical providers. “When you provide transparency, you reduce the stress people feel when making healthcare decisions,” said Randy Farmer, the network’s chief operating officer. “Our goal with this consumer-facing program is to…

(AP) – Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and May 1. It includes CEOs who…