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Pharmacy tech accused of misusing drug samples
08-Mar-2008: A Louisville pharmacy technician has been accused of buying and selling prescription drug samples.
George Deusner, 58, who worked at Rouben's Pharmacy on Poplar Level Road near Norton Audubon Hospital, was charged with health-care fraud and prohibited drug acts, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Deusner faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to a press release from David Huber, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
Between 2003 and 2006, Deusner allegedly was paid $170,000 by Rouben's Pharmacy owner, Brian Ullom, for his role in the buying and selling of drug samples, according to Huber's office.
The samples were put into the pharmacy's inventory and later sold to consumers, whose insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare, was billed.
Ullom, who previously pleaded guilty to the purchase of the drug samples, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 9.
U of L students plan walkout over funding
Anticipating large tuition increases next year, students at the University of Louisville are planning a walkout March 26.
The walkout will begin at 1:11 p.m. and be followed by a rally near The Thinker statue outside Grawemeyer Hall.
"In the past, when state funding has been cut, tuition has made up for that loss in money," said senior Jennifer Wallin, a member of the student-run Progressive Action Coalition, which is planning the event.
The coalition hopes the rally -- which will call on university and state leaders to do more to keep college affordable -- will attract at least 500 students, faculty and supporters.
U of L officials have not yet announced tuition fees for the 2008-09 school year.
But state officials have indicated tuition hikes are likely if higher education funding is cut by 12 percent as Gov. Steve Beshear proposed in his biennial budget.
Beshear's proposal also calls for a $14 million reduction in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships, the state's largest merit-based scholarship program.
Job-training program gets $2 million more
KentuckianaWorks, a local job-training program, has received a $2 million increase in funding.
About 60 people were at the program's One-Stop Career Center in Shepherdsville yesterday for the announcement. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Labor.
"We're trying to shout it from the rooftops," said Michael Gritton, executive director of KentuckianaWorks.
The Shepherdsville career center, which opened last month, is one of several places where residents can learn about job training in fields that are growing, such as nursing, truck driving, welding, computer technology and heavy-equipment operation.
Residents of Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties are eligible for the training.
Source: Louisville Courier-Journal