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April 30, 2004

"We alleged mailings were used to identify elderly consumers who are vulnerable to big-ticket telephone scams mostly operating out of Canada," Miller said. DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller said that a Polk County District Court Judge today completely banned a direct mail and telemarketing operation from doing any business...

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April 26, 2004

States alleged the nation's largest "PBM" -- prescription benefit manager company -- encouraged prescribers to switch patients to different prescription drugs, but failed at times to pass on savings to patients or their health care plans. "This resolution can be a bell-wether for the prescription drug industry," Miller says. DES...

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April 2, 2004

A. G. asks Court to block "school" unless it complies with consumer fraud investigation. State says Council Bluffs program targeted lower-income Latino immigrants with deceptive representations that it provides h.s. degree qualifying students for college. DES MOINES. The Iowa Attorney General's Office has asked a court to prohibit all business...

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April 1, 2004

Six States argue that merger could result in higher prices for crucial Wyoming coal -- and higher electricity rates for customers. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and five other state attorneys general filed a lawsuit in Washington today to block a proposed merger between the third and fourth leading producers...

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