Started by a group of Kentucky Fried Chicken investors in the early 1980s, CCA quickly grew into the largest private prison operator in the world.

Colorado's For-Profit Prisons a Bad Bet, Says Ex-Employee Turned Author Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:26 a.m. By Alan Prendergast Sue Binder's quarrel with the private-prison giant Corrections Corporation of America began shortly after she started to work at one of CCA's cut-rate hoosegows in southeastern Colorado. It continued for thirteen years, right up until …

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An effort to get ecstasy FDA-approved is entering a key final test

Kevin Loria After veteran Tony Macie came back from Iraq in 2007, he learned he had post-traumatic stress disorder. Macie went to the VA "on and off" and tried the standard therapy. "And then I kind of just fell off the radar, secluded, and did my own thing and got really dependent on a lot …

House passes medical cures bill

By Peter Sullivan - 11/30/16 06:40 PM EST The House on Wednesday passed a medical innovation bill aimed at curing diseases, with the measure securing bipartisan support after months of negotiations.The legislation, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, passed 392-26. It seeks to speed up the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of new drugs …

RIA awarded five NIH grants totaling more than $6 million

UB's Research Institute on Addictions is located on Main Street in downtown Buffalo.   By SARA R. SALDI Published August 22, 2013 Share This Print “Given the current funding climate, only the most outstanding research projects are being funded.” Kenneth Leonard, director Research Institute on Addictions UB’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) recently was awarded …

Schapelle Corby: Time to let go of our obsession

Michael Bachelard Indonesia correspondent for Fairfax Media CORBY: THE FACTS   Another nuance of activity occurred in Bali on Tuesday, as the parole process for Schapelle Corby inched forward once again. Representatives of an agency of the Indonesian Justice Department visited the house where she would be required to live if she were let out …