| Mar 3, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who will deliver an East Room address on healthcare this afternoon, maintains that his final push for legislation offering insurance to the uninsured and better coverage for the insured contains "the best ideas''...
| Feb 28, 2010
Angela Braly can't kid me.
When the chief executive of gargantuan health insurer WellPoint (parent of Blue Cross of California) went before a congressional subcommittee the other day, she displayed all the smile-through-the-tears pluck of Annie looking...
| Jun 16, 2010
The new president-elect of the American Medical Association promises to lead the nation's largest doctor group in a more proactive and confrontational relationship with members of Congress.
"The AMA is going to be more insistent and a little edgier...
| Dec 21, 2009
| 5:00 AM
He bought diamonds, withdrew millions in cash, and packed up survival gear before vanishing five years ago from his surgery center in Merrillville, Indiana. But police now have Dr. Mark Weinberger in custody after arresting him Thursday as he hid out in...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 4:11 PM
The regulatory board responsible for licensing doctors in Maryland has filed administrative charges against a Towson cardiologist accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary procedures, beginning a process that could strip him of the authority to...
| Jun 5, 2010
| 4:03 PM
State health officials investigating claims that a Towson cardiologist performed hundreds of unnecessary medical procedures have identified other doctors in Maryland with similarly questionable practices, The Baltimore Sun has learned.
| May 22, 2010
| 3:06 PM
The story Frank Ward tells about his medical history would sound familiar to just about any malpractice attorney in Baltimore.
He went to St. Joseph Medical Center for a heart procedure, Dr. Mark Midei put a stent in his artery after finding a blockage,...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 5:07 PM
Malpractice attorneys suing Dr. Mark Midei for allegedly performing unnecessary stent procedures at a Towson hospital say they have gotten a legal boost from a surprising source: Midei himself.
The 53-year-old cardiologist and his lawyer, Stephen L....
| Oct 5, 2010
| 11:37 AM
An attorney says negotiations with St. Joseph Medical Center over patients who received cardiac stents they might not have needed have collapsed and that he plans to file malpractice claims on behalf of 104 clients.
The lawyer, Jay D. Miller, has...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 5:56 AM
Dr. Bernard Raxlen arrived at Manhattan's glamorous Gotham Hall on a cool autumn night in 2008 to receive a humanitarian award.
With a lime-green Lyme disease advocacy ribbon pinned to his dapper black suit, Raxlen joined partygoers sipping martinis...
| Aug 6, 2010
A group of abortion clinics filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging two new Louisiana abortion laws that require ultrasound exams for all women getting abortions and that bar medical malpractice coverage for doctors who perform elective abortions.
| Aug 22, 2010
| 1:36 PM
Illinois once provided the public with detailed histories of the state's doctors — including whether the physician was convicted of a crime, fired by a hospital or forced to make a medical malpractice payment within the previous five years.