Was Utah investor’s business a scam or a success? Jurors must weigh long-running fraud case

SALT LAKE CITY — An eight-week trial began Tuesday for a long embattled Utah businessman accused of running one of the state’s largest Ponzi schemes. Prosecutors told jurors that Claud R. “Rick” Koerber’s multimillion-dollar “equity mill” was a fraud, using investors’ money to pay off new investors, support his lavish lifestyle and make purchases other […]

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Intermountain Healthcare wants to cut prescribed opioids by 40 percent by end of 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Healthcare announced Tuesday that its hospitals and clinics will commit to trying to reduce the number of opioid tablets prescribed for acute pain by 40 percent by the end of 2018. “We overprescribe (opioids) to some degree, the truth of it is,” said Dr. Todd Allen, director of Intermountain Healthcare’s […]

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