WBFO Health & Wellness Desk

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Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Another Western New York doctor has been sentenced for fraudulently prescribing drugs. Dr. Albert Cowie, a former radiologist with Diagnostic Imaging Associates in Williamsville, faces 24 months in prison.


BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

A local health insurer is simplifying the way its members access care. BlueCross BlueShield is eliminating its preauthorization requirement on many services. 


Univera Healthcare

As the new presidential administration continues to push forward on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies are left wondering what the future of their industry will look like. Art Wingerter, President of Buffalo-based Univera Healthcare, said even with dozens of position papers crossing his desk on what could happen, there’s no true insight into what will happen.


NY Grows

How do you pay the bill on New York’s costly infrastructure needs? Legalize marijuana. That’s what a new group of advocates led by former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra is saying.


New step therapy law called step in right direction

Feb 1, 2017
National Public Radio

Advocates are applauding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing of new step therapy legislation for 2017. However, health insurers are projecting an additional half-billion dollars in drug costs because of the law.

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