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September 2016

Philly Eye Facility Adds 4 Inpatient Beds, Insists It's Now a Hospital

But CMS says 4 beds do not a hospital make.
Published: September 29, 2016

Doc No Longer Facing Drug-Theft Charges, But Hospital That Accused Him in Hot Water

Effort to catch alleged drug thief compromised the privacy of hundreds of women.
Published: September 27, 2016

A Colonoscope You Won't Have to Reprocess

Forget the dangers and hassles associated with reprocessing with this one-and-done scope that'll sell for about $200.
Published: September 12, 2016

Simethicone in Scopes Could Pose Infection Risk

Researchers sound warning on using the anti-flatulence agent to clear the view in endoscopes.
Published: September 9, 2016

Clinic Where Joan Rivers Was Stricken Sues Its Insurance Carrier

Yorkville Endoscopy claims The Hartford is refusing to pay covered legal bills.
Published: September 7, 2016

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August 2016

How Well Do PONV Predicting Systems Work?

Study finds the best are only fair to good.
Published: August 31, 2016

Is Medicare Ready to Reimburse Outpatient Knee Replacement?

Advisory panel recommendation opens the door for ambulatory arthroplasty.
Published: August 23, 2016

$22 Million Suit: 2 Dropped Instruments Left Patient Paralyzed

The tools reportedly landed on the patient's spinal cord during surgery to relive a pinched nerve.
Published: August 23, 2016

Study: UV Lamps Reduce Bacteria on Computer Keyboards by 99%

A new study suggests that UV lamps could help lower the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
Published: August 16, 2016

Report: Anesthesiologist's Blocks Blinded 5 Cataract Patients in One Morning

Patients reportedly screamed as anesthesiologist working his first day at the center inserted the needle.
Published: August 15, 2016

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July 2016

Were Doctors Instructed to Go Light on Sedatives and Pain Meds to Move Patients Along?

Fired anesthesiologist says his patient safety concerns were met with retaliation, according to his lawsuit.
Published: July 29, 2016

Doctors Sue AmSurg for Blocking Their Plans for New ASC

Surgeons who signed non-compete clause after they sold out to corporate partner want to open their own surgical center.
Published: July 28, 2016

Report: Olympus Told U.S. Executives Not to Warn Hospitals About Contaminated Scopes

In internal e-mails, Olympus told U.S. managers not to issue a warning about the superbug outbreak.
Published: July 26, 2016

Ortho Docs Debate Newly Developed Surgery on Newly Discovered Ligament

Is the anterolateral ligament, which runs along the outside of knee, the key to successful ACL repair?
Published: July 26, 2016

Physician Charged With Multiple Felonies in Providing Drugs to Woman He Met on seekingarrangements.com

Sean Fogler, MD, allegedly provided heroin, fentanyl, propofol, Percocet and other drugs to a woman he met through an online dating website.
Published: July 25, 2016

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