Pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle Medicaid fraud claims filed by a Chicago whistleblower.Bernard Lisitza worked as a pharmacist for Omnicare. It’s one of the largest pharmacy supplying drugs to nursing homes.
The idea behind a referendum is to give voters a direct voice in making their community better. These ballot questions can cover anything from stem-cell research to the fate of an empty lot. They may be binding or just advisory. Last month, referenda were on ballots in nine Chicago precincts.