The Digital Renegades’ Celebrity Chefs are Named “Top 10 TikTok Chefs” by Teen Vogue

Celebrity Chefs Sonny Hurrell and Vivian Aronson are named to the list covering the top chefs blowing up on TikTok

TikTok has created a very fun, very engaging platform not just for teens to dance and sing but professionals to educate their followers on cooking, fitness, and beauty”

— Evan Morgenstein

NEW YORK , NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sonny Hurrell (@thatdudecancook) and Vivian Aronson (@cookingbomb) on TikTok were picked as two of the top 10 chefs selected by Conde’ Nast’s magazine Teen Vogue, recognizing the top celebrity chefs on the platform making engaging, helpful content that is fun to watch. Both chefs have some of the largest audiences in the cooking space on TikTok with the following demographics as of today:

Sonny Hurrell @thatdudecancook
Past History: former personal chef in Aspen, Colorado
Demographics: 387,000 followers/3.2 million likes
Gender: 76% women/24% men
More than 65% U.S. based
Current sponsor(s): BlendJet (www.blendjet.com) Code: sonny12 for 12% discount, Halahi (coming soon)
Future projects: Producing a signature chef apron, writing a monthly e-book with recipes, stories and pictures, cooking products/knives line.

Vivian Aronson @cookingbomb
Past History: Married, 4 children, former model and expert video content creator.
Demographics: 343,000 followers/9.3 million likes
Gender: 90% women/10% men
Current sponsor(s): Halahi (coming soon)
Future products: Producing signature chef apron, writing a monthly e-book, creating a streaming service for recipe videos, and signature Cooking Bomb kitchen products including accessories, dish towels, table covers and cutting boards.

Both chefs have massive market appeal, great consumer engagement and are growing incredibly fast! Sonny has several individual videos with over 1 million views each, and Vivian’s top performing video has over 7 million views. Both chefs are represented by The Digital Renegades whose CEO Evan Morgenstein sees an emerging market for both, “As the market continues to evolve on TikTok and it becomes more commercial with monetization opportunities for the influencers and brands, you will see a drastic move from Instagram because the content is just so much more engaging. TikTok has created a very fun, very engaging platform not just for teens to dance and sing but professionals to educate their followers on cooking, fitness, beauty and other staples when it comes to content consumption”.

Being featured in Teen Vogue is just the beginning of the opportunities for both chefs to cross over. Chef Hurrell has already been interviewed twice for television/digital cooking shows and Aronson was on Season 10 of MasterChef! Chef Aronson talks about one of her favorite experiences, “Cooking for Gordon Ramsey was nerve-wracking, but knowing that my videos are watched every day by an audience 2 to 3 times larger than MasterChef is incredibly rewarding. I just want to create the best content for my followers!"

For more information on Chef Hurrell visit: https://thedigitalrenegades.com/%40thatdudecancook

For more information on Chef Aronson visit: https://thedigitalrenegades.com/%40cookingbomb

To book either chef or to discuss partnerships contact: Evan Morgenstein CEO, evan@celebexperts.com or Christina Brennan VP/New Biz Dev christina@celebexperts.com.

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Tiger Asia Intelligence announces initiation of coverage on Fanhua Inc.

Fanhua Inc. (NASDAQ:FANH)

NEW YORK CITY, NY, THE UNITED STATES, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — — Tiger Asia Intelligence announces initiation of coverage on Fanhua Inc. (NASDAQ: FANH)

The full report can be found here: Fanhua Report

Key Report Highlights:

Fanhua Inc (NASDAQ: FANH) is a leading independent third-party financial services provider in China, focusing on two segments, Insurance Brokerage, and claims adjusting. Fanhua provides individuals with diversified life and property insurance products from dozens of insurance companies. It offers value-added services for customers, such as insurance surveys, loss assessment, and outsourcing services.

The release of favorable insurance and banking industry in 2020, as well as recovering demand for life insurance and government support to develop the health insurance industry, will continue to drive Fanhua’s accelerating business performance. Fanhua differentiates itself from its competitors by its comprehensive product offering, talent recruiting strategy, and its technology-driven O2O ecosystem business model. Fanhua’s ongoing implementation of product and technology strategies will continue to enhance the user experience, service different user groups with different needs, and boost the steady inflow of new users.

Tiger Asia Intelligence is initiating coverage on Fanhua with a buy rating. TAI believes Fanhua’s life insurance business continues to remain strong, driven by robust growth momentum and sees further upside opportunities from current levels. Tiger Asia Intelligence received a flat fee from, or on behalf of, Fanhua for the creation and dissemination of the report.

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Tiger Asia Intelligence, a subsidiary of Tiger Market Intelligence, is an independent forward-thinking Research & Market Intelligence company that provides in-depth fundamental equity research on small and mid-cap ADRs. Our unique fundamental research reports, commentary, valuation, and financial models provide investors unique insight into companies generally overlooked by Wall Street.

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CCHR of Sacramento Warns Parents It's Time to Learn about the Dangers of Psychiatric Drugging of Children

The Dead Wrong documentary follows a mother whose son committed suicide as she investigates the link between suicide & psychiatric drugs.

The Dead Wrong documentary follows a mother whose son committed suicide as she investigates the link between suicide & psychiatric drugs.

CCHR Sacramento is airing documentary warning parents about the dangers of psychiatric drugging of children in light of relaxed regulations on telepsychiatry.

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Sacramento is warning parents of the dangerous risks posed to their children by the recently relaxed regulations surrounding “telepsychiatry” to access psychiatric treatment via the Internet. As part of their plan to educate parents, they have scheduled a showing of the documentary “Dead Wrong” on Access Sacramento, Tuesday, April 7th at 9:00 pm.

“There are more than 6.7 million children and adolescents in America taking psychotropic drugs [1]. Telepsychiatry will only add to that number,” says Jim Van Hill, Executive Director of CCHR’s Sacramento chapter. “Parents need to learn the truth about these dangerous drugs.”

There have been over 400 international drug regulatory warnings issued on psychiatric drugs, citing effects of mania, hostility, violence and even homicidal ideation[2] even though diagnosis of mental “disorders” is based on subjective tests for which no scientific or medical proof exists.[3] A few other side effects include seizures, weight gain, heart problems, and sudden death.[4]

Van Hill lists another danger. "Research has shown that in a large percentage of cases, mental health symptoms are actually caused by physical illnesses or deficiencies which most likely won’t be addressed because of the incorrect diagnosis."[5]

CCHR points to the likelihood that less regulation will lead to an increase in psychiatric fraud with more children being prescribed these highly addictive psychotropics.

Recently, the government approved a federal stimulus package that included nearly $1.75 billion for mental health.[6] In what CCHR describes as an altruistic but misguided action, the package increases the use of telepsychiatry[7] and includes a waiver so psychotropic drugs can be prescribed via the Internet.[8]

This makes oversight of telepsychiatry fraud and prescription abuse difficult and opens the door to more abuse. A national survey of 48 states found the most common online violations by physicians included prescribing without an established clinical relationship.[9] The Justice Department has been cracking down on telehealth fraud.[10] Last year, five telemedicine companies were criminally charged with fraud involving more than $1.2 billion in losses.[11]

“Parents want to help their child during the Covid-19 crisis,” says Van Hill. “We are making sure it’s an informed choice. Watching the documentary ‘Dead Wrong’ is a good first step.”

The “Dead Wrong” documentary will be aired on Access Sacramento on Tuesday, April 7th. For those in the Sacramento area, it is available on:

Comcast or Consolidated Communications Cable Channel 18
AT&T U-Verse Channel 14
Apple TV+ (look for the “Cablecast Screenweave” green/white icon, then “Access Sacramento”)
Roku (look for the “Cablecast Screenweave” green/white icon, then “Access Sacramento”)
IPTV (using your smart TV or Firestick)

Viewers can also go directly to www.accesssacramento.org and click on the “Watch 18” icon.

Or you can stream it anytime at www.cchr.org/documentaries/dead-wrong/.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights was co-founded by Dr. Thomas Szaz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus and the Church of Scientology in 1969 to expose psychiatric violations of human rights and clean up the field of mental healing. Alerted to the brutality of psychiatric treatment by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard who wrote extensively about the abuses of psychiatric patients, CCHR today stands as a powerful voice of reason for those abused and their on-going advocacy for reforms. For more information go to: http://www.cchrint.org/

References:

[1] https://www.fightforkids.org/
[2] “Psychiatric Drugs – Just the Facts,” https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/
[3] “The Difference between a medical diagnosis and a psychiatric diagnosis,” https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-disorders/psychiatristsphysicians-on-lack-of-any-medicalscientific-tests/.
[4] “Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine,” MedlinePlus, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601234.html; “Methylphenidate Hydrochloride/Methylphenidate Hydrochloride ER Drug Summary,” Physician’s Desk Reference, pdr.net/drugsummary/methylphenidatehydrochloridemethylphenidatehydrochlorideer?druglabelid=767&id=761; “Methylphenidate,” MedlinePlus, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682188.html.
[5] Sydney Walker, III M.D. The Hyperactivity Hoax. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. Print. Page 12.
[6] “APA Praises Mental Health Provisions in COVID-19 Stimulus Aid Package,” APA release, 27 Mar. 2020, https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/apa-praises-mental-health-provisions-in-covid-19-stimulus-aid-package
[7]”COVID-19: Dramatic Changes to Telepsychiatry Rules and Regs,” Medscape, 26 Mar. 2020, https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927556
[8]”Understanding hypochondria in this time of Covid-19,” CDN, 24 Mar. 2020, https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/296714/understanding-hypochondria-in-this-time-of-covid-19#ixzz6HdmWZBGV
[9] Daphne C. Ferrer, MD and Peter M. Yellowlees, MBBS, MD, “Telepsychiatry: Licensing and Professional Boundary Concerns,” AMA Journal of Ethics, Jun 2012, https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/telepsychiatry-licensing-and-professional-boundary-concerns/2012-06
[10] https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/telehealth-in-the-spotlight-as-justice-cracks-down-on-medicare-fraud
[11] https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/telehealth-two-steps-forward-for-22452/

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Release of Gadget Center

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We are a group of tech enthusiast who love tech and like to share our interest across the globe.

Editor-in-chief: Md. Tariqul Islam”

— Mohammad Tariqul Islam

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mohammad Tariqul Islam today announced, a new website Gadget Center. It is a new website and offers a new way for tech consumers to explore the world of technology. Our primary target is consumers with little budget want to get the best product in that budget line. The readers will also able to get the latest tech news, new tips and tricks to make life a bit easier.
The initial work of the website started in August 2019. As a small group is behind Gadget Center, the release took longer.

“I’ve high expectation for this website, we are giving our best,” says Tariqul Islam, Editor-in-chief.

Features of Gadget Center include.
1. Latest tech news
2. Giveaways
3. Reviews of Phones, Laptop, Desktop, mini PCs, CPU
4. Various Tips & Tricks

Gadget Center will be available to the readers starting 02-04-2020. For more information on Gadget Center, visit the website-https://gadgetcenter.net.

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Lukas Politis is Featured in Several Exclusive Lifestyle Interviews

Lukas Politis draws much of his inspiration by connecting with nature, believing it fundamental to personal and professional success.

PEARL RIVER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Outdoor advocate Lukas Politis is pleased to announce that he has recently been featured in several exclusive Lifestyle interviews, appearing on both Kivo Daily and Thrive Global platforms.

With a current focus on broadcasting and digital media, Lukas outlines what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, believing physical activity to be a catalyst for enhanced motivation and drive. He further claims the exercise is a highly effective means to align one's mind and body, and it is what allows him to be productive throughout the day.
In his interview, Lukas also takes the time to outline what a typical day looks like for him and highlight various sources of inspiration.
For those interested in reading both interviews please visit the links below:

About Thrive Global

Thrive Global is the world's first cross-channel behavior change platform that provides engaging content to help individuals improve their well-being and performance. From the latest news to informative interviews, Thrive's primary objective is to help individuals unlock their true potential.
Link to Interview: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/a-conversation-with-lukas-politis-about-motivation-inspiration-and-determination/

About Kivo Daily

Kivo Daily is a highly popular digital media, technology, and brand building company with a focus on business, entrepreneurship, and thought leadership. Kivo has seen extensive growth and is now considered one of the fastest-growing digital publications in North America.
Link to Interview: https://www.kivodaily.com/interviews/lukas-politis-explores-his-passion-for-sports/

About Lukas Politis

As a Pearl River, New York Resident, Lukas Politis spends a significant amount of time outdoors enjoying the natural landscape. With a 'go with the flow' mentality, Lukas firmly believes in striking a balance between personal and professional endeavors. Currently majoring in Media and Strategic Communications, Lukas looks forward to strengthening his skillset and pursuing a career as an entrepreneur.

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Digital Magazine Publishing – Rapid Growth at Deep Value Price | Bloomberg, Forbes, Hearst, Meredith

Stay up-to-date with Digital Magazine Publishing Market research offered by HTF MI. Check how key trends and emerging drivers are shaping this industry growth.

NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new market study is released on Global Digital Magazine Publishing Market with data Tables for historical and forecast years represented with Chats & Graphs spread through 94 Pages with easy to understand detailed analysis. The study highlights detailed assessment of the Market and display market sizing trend by revenue & volume (if applicable), current growth factors, expert opinions, facts, and industry validated market development data. The research study provides estimates for Global Digital Magazine Publishing Forecast till 2025*. Some are the players that are considered in the coverage of this study are Advance Publication, American Media, Bloomberg, Forbes, Hearst, Meredith, New York Media, Pamela Drucker Mann, Rodale, TEN: The Enthusiast Network, The Newsweek Daily Beast, Time, Trusted Media Brands & Wenner Media.

Industries and markets are ever-evolving; navigate these changes with ongoing research conducted by HTF MI; Address the latest insights released on Global Digital Magazine Publishing Market. Browse now for Full Report Index or a Sample Copy @: https://www.htfmarketreport.com/sample-report/1896685-global-digital-magazine-publishing-market-3

Relevant features of the study that are being offered with major highlights from the report :

1) Which companies are profiled in current version of the report? Can list of players be customize based on regional geographies we are targeting
Considering heat map analysis and based on market buzz or voice the profiled list of companies in the the report are "Advance Publication, American Media, Bloomberg, Forbes, Hearst, Meredith, New York Media, Pamela Drucker Mann, Rodale, TEN: The Enthusiast Network, The Newsweek Daily Beast, Time, Trusted Media Brands & Wenner Media". Yes, further list of players can also be customized as per your requirement keeping in mind your areas of interest and adding local emerging players and leaders from targeted geography.

** List of companies covered may vary in the final report subject to Name Change / Merger & Acquisition Activity etc. based on the difficulty of survey since data availability needs to be confirmed by research team specially in case of privately held company. Up to 2 players can be added at no additional cost.

2) What all regional break-up covered? Is it possible to add specific country or region of interest ?
Currently, research report gives special attention and focus on following regions: United States, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India & Central & South America

3) Can Market be broken down by different set of application and types?
Additional segmentation / Market breakdown is possible subject to data availability, feasibility and depending upon timeline and toughness of survey. However a detailed requirement needs to be prepared before making any final confirmation.

** An additional country of your interest can be included at no added cost feasibility test would be conducted by Analyst team of HTF based on the requirement shared and accordingly deliverable time will also be disclosed.

Enquire for making customized Report @ https://www.htfmarketreport.com/enquiry-before-buy/1896685-global-digital-magazine-publishing-market-3

To comprehend Global Digital Magazine Publishing market dynamics in the global market, the worldwide Digital Magazine Publishing market is analyzed across major geographical regions. HTF Market Intelligence also provides customized specific regional and country-level reports, see below break-ups.

• North America: United States, Canada, and Mexico.
• South & Central America: Argentina, ,Chile, LATAM, and Brazil.
• Middle East & Africa: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Turkey, Egypt and South Africa.
• Europe: UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, BeNeLux, and Russia.
• Asia-Pacific: India, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and Australia.

2-Page company profiles for 10+ leading players is included with 3 years financial history to illustrate the recent performance of the market. Latest and updated discussion for 2019 major macro and micro elements influencing market and impacting the sector are also provided with a thought-provoking qualitative remarks on future opportunities and likely threats. The study is a mix of both statistically relevant quantitative data from the industry, coupled with insightful qualitative comment and analysis from Industry experts and consultants.

Global Digital Magazine Publishing Product Types In-Depth: , Digital consumer magazine & Digital trade magazine

Global Digital Magazine Publishing Major Applications/End users: Fashion, Sports, Health, Lifestyle, Travel, Technology, Interior decorating, Business & Home economics

Market Sizing by Geographical Break-down: United States, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India & Central & South America

To ascertain a deeper view of Market Size, competitive landscape is provided i.e. Comparative Market Share Revenue Analysis (Million USD) by Players (2018-2019) & Segment Market Share (%) by Players (2018-2019) and further a qualitative analysis of all players is made to understand market concentration rate.

Competitive Landscape & Analysis:
Major players of Digital Magazine Publishing Market are focusing highly on innovation in new technologies to improve production efficiency and re-arrange product lifecycle. Long-term growth opportunities for this sector are captured by ensuring ongoing process improvements of related players following NAICS standard by understanding their financial flexibility to invest in the optimal strategies. Company profile section of players such as Advance Publication, American Media, Bloomberg, Forbes, Hearst, Meredith, New York Media, Pamela Drucker Mann, Rodale, TEN: The Enthusiast Network, The Newsweek Daily Beast, Time, Trusted Media Brands & Wenner Media includes vital information like legal name, website, headquarter, its market position, distribution and marketing channels, historical background and top 4 closest competitors by Market capitalization / turnover along with sales contact information. Each company / manufacturers revenue figures, growth rate, net profit and gross profit margin is provided in easy to understand tabular format for past 3 years and a separate section on market entropy covering recent development activities like mergers &acquisition, new product/service launch, funding activity etc.

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In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Global Digital Magazine Publishing are as follows:
History Year: 2014-2018, Base Year: 2019, Forecast Year 2019 to 2025

Key Stakeholders / Target Audience Covered:
In order to better analyze value chain/ supply chain of the Industry, a lot of attention given to backward & forward Integration
– Digital Magazine Publishing Manufacturers
– Digital Magazine Publishing Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
– Digital Magazine Publishing Sub-component Manufacturers
– Industry Association
– Downstream

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TECHEXPO Top Secret, the Leading Live Cleared Hiring Events Company, is Going Virtual

TECHEXPO Job Fairs and Virtual Hiring Events

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Invitation to TECHEXPO Virtual Hiring Events

Invitation to TECHEXPO Virtual Job Fairs

Security-Cleared Professionals will interview for hundreds of hot jobs in the defense industry "Virtually" on April 22nd & May 14th

TECHEXPO Top Secret is the Nation’s premier producer of professional job fairs for those with an active Security-Clearance”

— Bradford Rand

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — TECHEXPO Top Secret, the Nation’s premier producer of professional job fairs for the defense & intelligence industry, has proudly announced that they are launching Virtual Hiring Events for Security-Cleared professionals. For over 25 years, TECHEXPO has consistently produced the leading cleared in-person hiring events for the most sought-after positions in IT, Engineering, Cyber Security, and a multitude of other industries.

During these unprecedented times, TECHEXPO understands the need for both job seekers and employers to be able to interview for open positions, all while practicing social distancing. Through these virtual Hiring Events, TECHEXPO provides a safe way to interview from the comfort of each individual’s own home or office. The distinguishing feature that sets TECHEXPO apart from the rest is the ability for job seekers and recruiters to conduct full interviews via live video, in addition to text chat.

The first TECHEXPO Virtual hiring event will be held on April 22nd for Polygraph-Cleared Professionals.

The second TECHEXPO Virtual Hiring Event will be held on May 14th and will be for professionals with any level of active security clearance.

Both events will run from 12 PM – 5 PM EDT.

Some of the top defense & technology companies have already confirmed their participation in these events, including Deloitte, L3Harris, Amazon Web Services, Boeing Intelligence & Analytics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman Technology Sector, AT&T Government Services, Leidos and many more! “We are thrilled that so many top tier companies have stepped up and are participating in these virtual hiring events!” states Bradford Rand, CEO of TECHEXPO Top Secret.”

The team at TECHEXPO also produces the Official Cyber Security Summit series throughout the nation and Canada, whereby some of those conferences are going virtual with a monthly “Cyber Summit Power Hour” held throughout the USA. Details: www.CyberSummitUSA.com

Companies looking to recruit security-cleared talent safely and efficiently can secure their virtual booth by contacting Bradford Rand, CEO of TECHEXPO, at BRand@TechExpoUSA.com / 212-655-4505 ext. 223.

Security-Cleared Professionals, Transitioning Military and or Veterans are encouraged to explore & interview for hundreds of jobs all across the country.

To view the growing list of companies recruiting and to register to attend as a job seeker, please visit www.TechExpoUSA.com

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Police & Health Officials Warned of Escalating Mental Healthcare Fraud

Police & Health Officials Warned of Escalating Mental Healthcare Fraud

Mental health industry watchdog stays alert to scammers profiting from COVID-19 fears. Concerned about patients being defrauded when seeking mental health treatment, CCHR launches newsletter to inform law enforcement and health officials

Mental health industry watchdog stays alert to scammers profiting from COVID-19 fears. CCHR launches newsletter to inform law/healthcare officials about fraud

We want to ensure that healthcare dollars needed to fight COVID-19 are not defrauded or squandered by those in the mental health industry that put profit above patients.”

— Jan Eastgate, President CCHR International

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), that has spent 50 years investigating psychiatric fraud and abuse, launched a newsletter this week for law enforcement, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare fraud units and health officials about potential mental health industry fraud with loosened regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. CCHR is increasing its oversight of the field in light of mental health professionals now able to use telepsychiatry across all states at potential rates of five times what they charge for in-person office consultations.

“We want to ensure that healthcare dollars needed to fight COVID-19 are not defrauded or squandered by those in the mental health industry that put profit above patients. Fraud scams can use video chats, excessive billing over the Internet with psychiatrists writing a large number of prescriptions,” said Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International.

Fears over COVID-19 are being used to create a market for more psychotropic drugs. The antidepressant market is already valued at $13.69 billion a year.

On March 24, the Department of Justice issued a statement about detecting, investigating and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the COVID-19 crisis. In a memo to U.S. Attorneys, Attorney General Barr said, “The pandemic is dangerous enough without wrongdoers seeking to profit from public panic and this sort of conduct cannot be tolerated.”[1]

Improper billing for telemedicine services is a top trigger for federal fraud and abuse scrutiny. In 2018, an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found that 31% of a sample of 100 telehealth claims did not meet Medicare conditions for payment, with an estimated $3.7 million wasted on improper claims between 2014 and 2015.[2]

CCHR has found for-profit behavioral facilities have systemic fraud, including detaining patients against their will. Inspections of the facilities are now compromised because of COVID-19 so abuse is “out of sight, out of mind,” CCHR says.

Last year, a now-closed Texas psychiatric hospital pleaded guilty to a criminal indictment of kidnapping patients and illegally detaining them for financial gain, including two female patients held against their will, one for 21 days and the other for 11 days and she was also forcibly drugged.[3]

In 2014, Richard Kusserow, who served for eleven years as the U.S. HHS Inspector General, pointed to psychiatry and psychology as key areas of fraud, stating: “Many health care fraud investigators believe mental health caregivers, such as psychiatrists and psychologists, have the worst fraud record of all medical disciplines.”

Taking a sample of 10 indictments and prosecutions since the beginning of 2019, seven psychiatrists were convicted and jailed for a combined total of over 20 years for fraud-related crimes. These included:

• A Kentucky psychiatrist pled guilty to distributing controlled substances without medical reason, including prescribing “dangerous combinations” of drugs and drugs in exchange for “sexually graphic photos and videos.” U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman called him a “doctor turned drug dealer.”[4]

• A federal jury found an 83-year-old west Tennessee psychiatrist guilty of unlawfully distributing opioids to purported patients and to others who were never his patients.[5] He also prescribed drugs “often in exchange for sexual favors or companionship,” according to the indictment.[6]

• A Virginia psychiatrist was sentenced to two years, three months prison over a healthcare fraud scheme and agreed to pay over $1 million to settle related claims. The psychiatrist instructed his staff to often double, triple, or even quadruple book appointment times. Investigators discovered he would need more than 24 hours a day of working to perform the services for which he billed.[7]

• A New Jersey psychiatrist was sentenced to four years in prison for his participation in a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of $30 million. For 3½ years the psychiatrist saw no patients but falsified enormous stacks of phony medical records stating that he had seen and treated them. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman said "corrupt doctors and therapists who defraud Medicare and Medicaid” betray their patients and taxpayers.[8]

• In New York, a psychiatrist who worked at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for health care and tax fraud.[9]

• A Santa Ana psychiatrist was sentenced to four years, three months in federal prison for accepting cash to write prescriptions for addictive narcotics to a drug dealer to sell on the streets. He also wrote prescriptions for patients he never met or examined.[10]

• In South Florida, a psychiatrist was sentenced to over four years in prison for disability fraud and tax evasion on over $1.6 million in income earned. He was ordered to pay restitution of $1,013,284.[11]

CCHR urges people to report abuse and fraud in the mental health system here.

Read full story here.

CCHR is the mental health watchdog responsible for more than 180 laws that now protect patients from damaging practices. DONATE to support its work here: https://www.cchrint.org/cchrint-donate/

References:

[1] https://www.justice.gov/usao-edok/pr/department-justice-requests-citizens-be-aware-and-report-covid-19-fraud

[2] “Telemedicine: Three fraud and abuse triggers,” Clinical Neurology News, 10 Sept. 2018,
https://www.mdedge.com/clinicalneurologynews/article/174301/business-medicine/telemedicine-three-fraud-and-abuse-triggers

[3] “Sundance Behavioral Health Convicted of Criminal Violations Against Patients: "A nightmare right out of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'" Tarrant County District Attorney says,” NBC DFW, 30 Aug. 2020, https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/sundance-behavioral-health-convicted-of-criminal-violations-against-patients/207301/

[4] “Kentucky doctor faces potential prison time after pleading guilty to dealing drugs,” Courier Journal, 11 Mar. 2020, https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2020/03/11/kentucky-psychiatrist-pleads-guilty-dealing-drugs/5023531002/

[5] https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/west-tennessee-psychiatrist-found-guilty-unlawfully-distributing-opioids

[6] https://www.insurancefraud.org/IFNS-detail.htm?key=31303

[7] “Virginia Beach psychiatrist sentenced to prison for healthcare fraud scheme,” WTKR, 16 Jan. 2020,
https://wtkr.com/2020/01/16/virginia-beach-psychiatrist-sentenced-to-prison-for-healthcare-fraud-scheme/; https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pr/psychiatrist-sentenced-prison-healthcare-fraud-scheme

[8] https://patch.com/new-jersey/morristown/morristown-doctor-sentenced-prison-medicare-fraud-scheme

[9] https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/07/22/xingjia-cui-pittsford-man-psychiatrist-canandaigua-sentenced-fraud-veterans-affairs/1800610001/’ “Canandaigua doctor sentenced to 366 days in prison in health care-tax fraud case,” Democrat and Chronicle, 23 Jul 2019, https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/07/22/xingjia-cui-pittsford-man-psychiatrist-canandaigua-sentenced-fraud-veterans-affairs/1800610001

[10] “Santa Ana Psychiatrist Sentenced to More than 4 Years in Prison for Writing Illegal Opioid Prescriptions to Drug Dealer,” KTLA5 News, 18 Jun. 2020, https://ktla.com/news/local-news/santa-ana-psychiatrist-sentenced-to-more-than-4-years-in-prison-for-writing-illegal-opioid-prescriptions-to-drug-dealer/

[11] https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/south-florida-doctor-sentenced-prison-tax-evasion-and-disability-fraud

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Teach to One: Math and School Partners Collaborate to Ensure Learning Continuity in a Remote Learning Environment

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With schools across the United States closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and parents are now facing enormous challenges, suddenly faced with transitioning the classroom to a virtual learning environment for students. Teach to One: Math, an innovative learning model from New York-based nonprofit New Classrooms Innovation Partners, has stepped up to support dozens of partner schools and districts by meeting students where they are, academically and physically, and adapting its personalized learning model for remote learning.

Joel Rose, Co-Founder, and CEO of New Classrooms recognizes the ways in which the lives of teachers, students and families have been upended. "As learning has largely shifted to the home environment,” he says, “we have been able to leverage key aspects of Teach to One so that students can continue to access math curriculum, lessons, and assessments that are tailored to their unique strengths and needs.”

Teach to One: Math provides teacher-led, collaborative, and independent learning experiences via multiple learning modalities, each personalized for every student, every day. Unfortunately, most schools across the country have been unable to quickly transition to remote learning environments, but this is not the case for schools using TTO.

These schools maintain key features of Teach to One: Math, including daily scheduling, an adaptive curriculum, and exit slips, all of which allow students and teachers to resume lessons where they left off the previous day. Thanks to this, teachers can maintain a continual connection to their students, providing ongoing support for their progress each day. When schools are able to return to the physical environment of the classroom, teachers will know precisely where their students are in their learning journey.

“Districts and schools are facing unprecedented challenges,” said Chris Rush, Co-Founder, and Chief Program Officer. “It’s been encouraging to see how quickly teachers and students are adjusting to this new reality. They are able to pick up where they left off.”

About New Classrooms Innovation Partners

Founded in 2011, New Classrooms Innovation Partners is a national nonprofit on a mission to personalize education by redesigning how a classroom works—from the use of technology, time, and physical space to the instruction and content that engages each student. The founders of New Classrooms were the leaders of an initiative within NYC Public Schools called School of One, which TIME named one of the Best Inventions of the Year. New Classrooms’ first learning model, Teach to One: Math, ensures that all students are learning the right math lesson, at the right time, and in the right way to best meet their strengths and needs. It is used by thousands of students in schools nationwide. To learn more about New Classrooms, visit www.newclassrooms.org.

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North America Truck Market to Grow at 14% until 2025 – TechSci Research

North America Truck Market

Growth in infrastructure, construction, mining and logistics activities to drive North America truck market

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Growth in infrastructure, construction, mining and logistics activities to drive North America truck market

According to TechSci Research report, “North America Truck Market By Class Type, By Fuel Type, By Application Type, By Country, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025”, North America truck market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 14% during 2020 – 2025 on account of anticipated growth in the logistics sector as all the automobiles which are being transported are carried by heavy trucks coupled with growing construction activities and construction equipment market. Apart from these, trucks are being used at mining sites to carry materials that are being extracted from mining, such as coal, metals, etc. Different classes of trucks are used for diverse working sites, with class 8 trucks being used to carry heavy loads and consequently used majorly in carrying of automobiles.

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North America truck market can be further segmented into class type (class 4, class 5, class 6, class 7, class 8). Class 8 trucks account for the largest market share in all the class type segments, as it is equipped with heavy engines which are designed to perform most of the heavy work like transportation of vehicles. The market can be further segmented into fuel type. In terms of fuel type, the market can be segmented into diesel, CNG and others. Diesel category accounted for the largest market share in 2019 and is expected to maintain its leading market position during the forecast period because diesel engines are comparatively more powerful engines that are designed to perform in the tough and heavy conditions. The market is also segmented into application type, which is further categorized into (Logistics, Construction, Mining).

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In application types, the logistics sector grabbed the largest share in North America truck market in 2019. “Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Ford and Volvo are the major players operating in North America truck market, On account of increasing logistics, construction and mining activities, use of trucks is going to increase further across North America in the coming years.” said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based global management consulting firm.

“North America Truck Market By Class Type, By Fuel Type, By Application Type, By Country, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025” has evaluated the future growth potential of the North America truck market and provides statistics & information on the market size, structure and future market growth. The report intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges and opportunities in North America truck market.

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