Pharma Settlement Money for Indiana
Indiana is getting nearly 17-million dollars in a settlement involving illegal drug marketing. Johnson and Johnson is making the payment as part of a two-billion-dollar Medicaid fraud agreement. The drug maker was accused of submitting false claims for marketing two antipsychotic drugs—Risperdal and Invega.
Martha Stewart in Indy…Raves & Disses
Media mogul, famous foodie and lifestyle diva Martha Stewart was in Indy Tuesday. While here she praised some of Indy’s food offerings on Twitter including the two donuts she ate from Long’s Bakery. Stewart was the keynote speaker at the Governor’s Conference for Women at the JW Marriott. Unfortunately, she skipped the reception that Ivy Tech culinary students had catered for her and ate instead at Napolese downtown.
Colts Respond to Hazing Controversy
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden said Tuesday the Colts have a no-nonsense policy when it comes to hazing—this in response to the current controversy surrounding the Miami Dolphins. A second-year player Jonathan Martin quit the team on Sunday after relentless bullying from his teammates. Former Colts Coach Tony Dungy also said hazing only happens where it’s allowed, and both he and Coach Pagano say it’s never been permitted in Indy.
Colts Opponent’s Coach Recovering
In an update to a story we brought you here, the head coach of the Houston Texans, who collapsed during Sunday’s game against our own Colts in Reliant Stadium, is now out of the hospital. Coach Gary Kubiak did suffer a mini-stroke. He’ll be in recovery mode for a while and won’t lead his team in this Sunday’s game.