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Gender Clinic's Political Storm; Nursing Pillow Deaths; Drug Price Cut Concerns

This past week in healthcare investigations

Aug 30, 2023
INVESTIGATIVE ROUNDUP over an image of two people looking at computer screens.
Live Worm Removed From Woman's Brain

New infection never before documented in humans

Aug 29, 2023
An MRI image of the brain and photo of the parasitic roundworm found in the patient.
Female Doctors in Movies Largely Outnumbered

Despite growing numbers of women physicians, media portrayals haven't kept up

Aug 28, 2023
 A still from the 1991 movie The Doctor starring William Hurt.
Doctors, Patients Try to Shame Insurers to Reverse Prior Auth Denials

Many have taken to social media to get tests, drugs, and treatments approved

Aug 27, 2023
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Ob/Gyn Switching to Independent System for Residency Applications

This is the last year ob/gyn will use ERAS, despite helping to pilot the program

Aug 25, 2023
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CDC Advisory Group Under Fire for Proposed Infection Control Guidelines

Nurse union, occupational health experts, patients say weaker guidelines help only employers

Aug 24, 2023
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Wrong-Eye Surgery Suit; Baby-Killer Nurse's Life Sentence; $1.4B COVID Relief Fraud

A weekly roundup of healthcare's encounters with the courts

Aug 24, 2023
Legal Break over a blindfolded Lady Justice statue holding scales.
What to Know About New Tools to Fight RSV

Two vaccines and a monoclonal antibody aim to bring down the burden of RSV

Aug 23, 2023
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Experts Keeping Close Eye on BA.2.86 Variant

Its 30-plus mutations give experts pause, but "that doesn't mean it will actually take off"

Aug 23, 2023
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America's Frontline Doctors Accused of Wrongful Death; CDC Lab Woes; Transplant Risk

This past week in healthcare investigations

Aug 23, 2023
INVESTIGATIVE ROUNDUP over an image of two people looking at computer screens.
Top Patient Advocacy Orgs Have Industry Ties in Leadership, Study Shows

Half had paid staff or executives with pharma and medical device conflicts of interest

Aug 21, 2023
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Kaiser Permanente's National Expansion Faces Wide Skepticism

Health system is promising better, cheaper care

Aug 20, 2023
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It's the Summer of Barbie ... Botox?

What's up with the neck-slimming procedure known as Barbie Botox?

Aug 18, 2023
A computer rendering of a transparent woman with a syringe above the trapezius muscles.
In Maui, the Need for Medical Resources Continues

HHS has deployed mortuary resources, while locals note the need for commonly used meds

Aug 17, 2023
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