Nation’s Largest Pharmaceutical Distributor Relocating Its Headquarters To Texas
Kesson Corp. has about 500 jobs in San Francisco, and most of those will move to Irving or another company hub by 2021. Some divisions of the company, such as McKesson Ventures and a tech development team for its U.S. oncology network, will remain in San Francisco.
Dallas Morning News:
McKesson, Nation's Sixth Largest Company, Is Moving Corporate HQ From California To Irving
McKesson Corp., the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, announced today that it will relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Irving in April. The company, which delivers prescription drugs and medical supplies, has more than 75,000 employees globally and had revenue of $208 billion last year. It ranks sixth on the Fortune 500 list, behind only Walmart, Exxon Mobil, Berkshire Hathaway, Apple and UnitedHealth Group. (Repko, 12/1)
In other news from across the state —
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Administrator For Beverly Hills Doctor Convicted In San Diego Of Kickback, Insurance Fraud Scheme
A San Diego County jury convicted a medical office administrator on Thursday for his role in a massive patient referral fraud scheme that previously landed his boss a 10-year federal prison sentence, prosecutors said Friday. Gonzalo Paredes, 62, was convicted after a nine-day trial on 51 felony counts of paying illegal kickbacks to a doctor for patient referrals and fraudulently billing workers’ compensation insurance companies in California, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. (Riggins, 11/30)
Can A Patient In A California Mental Hospital Run For Office?
In the weeks leading up to the November election, Coalinga Mayor Nathan Vosburg was scrambling to get people to vote. But his sense of urgency wasn’t just in the name of voter turnout. He worried that a sexually violent predator living at Coalinga State Hospital was going to be elected to City Council. (Mays, 11/30)
East Bay Times:
Los Medanos Healthcare Delivers Signatures Of Support To LAFCO
In a move they hope will save the Los Medanos Community Health Care District from being dissolved, district employees and advocates submitted more than 16,500 signatures Friday to put its fate in the hands of voters. The embattled district had until Friday to present 10,874 verifiable signatures to temporarily halt the dissolution, which the Local Agency Formation Commission approved earlier this fall and reaffirmed Nov. 14 when it rejected the district’s request to reconsider the ordered shutdown. Itika Greene, Los Medanos’ executive director, said advocates had only five weeks to collect the signatures from residents of Pittsburg, Bay Point and parts of Antioch, Concord, Clayton and Clyde who are served by the district. (Prieve, 11/30)