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Carrie Teegardin

Carrie Teegardin is on the investigative team. She is a graduate of Duke University and has won numerous national journalism awards. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

Latest from Carrie Teegardin

With brief statement, Ga. medical board ends sex abuse study
 Georgia has concluded a year-long review of physician sexual misconduct cases brought to light by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution with a vague plan that focuses on educating doctors instead of seeking new patient protections as some states have done. An AJC investigation revealed that two-thirds of Georgia physicians disciplined for...

Posted: 5 days ago

Georgia has concluded a year-long review of physician sexual misconduct cases brought to light by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution with a vague plan that focuses on educating doctors instead of seeking new patient protections as some states have done. An AJC investigation revealed that two-thirds of Georgia physicians disciplined for...
Hospitals chase lucrative drug discounts
 At Grady Memorial Hospital, where Atlanta’s poor and uninsured are welcomed, the pharmacy charges most patients $5 or less for outpatient medications that treat everything from diabetes to cancer. One reason Grady can offer patients such a good deal on costly pills and treatments is a little-known federal program called “340B...

Posted: 10 days ago

At Grady Memorial Hospital, where Atlanta’s poor and uninsured are welcomed, the pharmacy charges most patients $5 or less for outpatient medications that treat everything from diabetes to cancer. One reason Grady can offer patients such a good deal on costly pills and treatments is a little-known federal program called “340B...
Interest pro and con builds as Powerball jackpot hits $435M
 As the Powerball jackpot reached $435 million for Saturday, lottery mania started to kick in as some Georgians lined up for tickets and dreamed of getting rich.  Even though the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing would be the eighth largest in history, Cathy Latimer wasn’t biting.  “It’s a rip-off,&rdquo...

Posted: 15 days ago

As the Powerball jackpot reached $435 million for Saturday, lottery mania started to kick in as some Georgians lined up for tickets and dreamed of getting rich.  Even though the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing would be the eighth largest in history, Cathy Latimer wasn’t biting.  “It’s a rip-off,&rdquo...
Georgia, Texas carried out 80 percent of U.S. executions in 2016
 Georgia and Texas carried out 80 percent of the nation’s executions in 2016, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. During 2016, five states executed 20 inmates. That total was the smallest number of executions since 1991, according to the report and eight fewer executions than the number ...

3:48 PM Thursday, May. 04, 2017

Georgia and Texas carried out 80 percent of the nation’s executions in 2016, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. During 2016, five states executed 20 inmates. That total was the smallest number of executions since 1991, according to the report and eight fewer executions than the number ...
Why Georgia traffic tickets have so many extra fees
Most Georgians know they’ll get hammered with hefty fines if they get busted for speeding, driving on a suspended license or possession of marijuana.

11:28 AM Tuesday, May. 02, 2017

Most Georgians know they’ll get hammered with hefty fines if they get busted for speeding, driving on a suspended license or possession of marijuana.
Secrecy of public hospital records at issue in Ga. Supreme Court case
 The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a high-profile case that will determine whether Northside Hospital can keep its business secret — even though it operates a hospital that is owned by the public. The case is being closely watched because it could influence the public’s ability to access the records of public...

9:30 PM Monday, Apr. 17, 2017

The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a high-profile case that will determine whether Northside Hospital can keep its business secret — even though it operates a hospital that is owned by the public. The case is being closely watched because it could influence the public’s ability to access the records of public...