Jackson Memorial wins settlement from Cardinal

Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital will get $8.6 million in a settlement with Cardinal Health, closing the book on an ugly spate between the two over a pharmacy contract dating back to November 2004. Audits found that the contract, which was sold as saving Miami Dade county as much as $4 million a year, in actuality ended up costing the company millions in higher prices for drugs and management fees. Media reports, which included embarrassing stories about trips to gentlemen's clubs that were billed to the county, created an uproar in Florida and led to calls for increased transparency in future contracts.

- see this article from the Miami Herald