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January 8, 2011 --

Prosecutors: Cobb EMC saga began with broken promise UPS, FedEx are subjects of antitrust investigation Federal lawsuit claims discrimination in DeKalb Fire Department New panel formed to examine issues around church finances Cobb Co. manager answers grand jury’s questions Bed of Athens stream tainted

Drugmaker paid psychiatrist $490K to promote antipsychotic, despite doubts about research

Drugmaker paid psychiatrist $490K to promote antipsychotic, despite doubts about research
November 13, 2009 --

Over a decade-long period, AstraZeneca paid Chicago’s Michael Reinstein nearly half a million dollars to promote their antipsychotic. However, internal emails show that executives had doubts about Reinstein’s claim that their drug, Seroquel, helped patients lose weight.

DeKalb rejects parks director’s appeal of firing over swim meet snafu

DeKalb rejects parks director's appeal of firing over swim meet snafu
August 11, 2009 --

Marilyn Boyd Drew appealed her July 20 firing as DeKalb County’s parks and recreation director, but she won’t get a hearing like the county’s police chief did. Records show the county rejected Drew’s appeal on the grounds that her job was exempt from the Merit System’s protection. She was once mistakenly classified as a merit employee, but not anymore.