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County cost-cutting move could hurt local business

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/8/2012

A plan that could save the county thousands of dollars could end up costing a local business just as much.

When the Sheriffs Office asked the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on March 6 to approve a cheaper way of providing prescription medication for its growing inmate population, the supervisors hesitated.

Then they decided to take a couple weeks to think about it. The Sheriff wants to start buying inmate medications through a pharmaceutical management company instead of getting them directly from Quincy Drug.

Assistant Sheriff Dean Canalia said the switch could save his department a lot of money. Canalia told the supervisors his office spent about $38,000 last year to buy meds for inmates housed at the county detention facility.

For more on this story see next weeks newspaper.

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dennnis dickensonn Sunday, 11 March 2012
YES they should pay for it themselves.<br />like in the last depresson sayN 3 hots & a cot
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$38,000 on medications for jail inmates ? I would be interested in knowing how many inmates needed medications and if these were necessary meds or recreational? Would seem medi-cal or another program could help offset that expense.they should pay for it themselves.
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dickinsonnnis dickenson Friday, 09 March 2012
welcome the the global society.<br />&<br />why folks don't shop local<br />&<br />why union worker shop at walmart<br />it's all about the money
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